German browser games specialist Bigpoint has acquired the license to Universal Pictures' The Mummy, with plans for an online MMOG to launch later this year.
The company is currently pursuing licensed content in order to expand its reach outside of Europe, having recently also signed a deal to produce a game based on Battlestar Galactica.
"We are excited to adapt this popular film franchise for the global online games market," said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. "By leveraging our mastery of browser-based games technology and Universal Pictures’ popular entertainment property, Bigpoint is quickly becoming one of the leading publishers of licensed games."
The Mummy Online is being developed with Unity technology by US studio Schell Games.