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App: Size matters not as Warwick goes pocket-sized

Warwick Davis as he appears in a game on his new app. Image supplied

Warwick Davis as he appears in a game on his new app. Image supplied

Film star Warwick Davis is swapping the big screen for the touchscreen thanks to a new app.

The Star Wars and Harry Potter actor is now the star of his own mobile game, Pocket Warwick.

The app, which was released today and is free to download, allows players to look after their own portable version of Warwick as they aim to guide him towards superstardom.

Combining elements of Tamagotchi digital pets and The Sims games, players will be able to send the Peteborough actor out to auditions, charity events and personal appearances, as well as feed, dress, train and educate him.

Warwick said he and the team behind the game aimed to make a faithful recreation of himself, even down to his food preferences.

He said: “It does feel like a pocket version of me. It’s uncanny.”

At its launch, the game will feature more than 150 film auditions and more than 100 tasks for Warwick.

For each successful audition and role that he completes, Pocket Warwick is rewarded with points and the more successful he is, the bigger a star he becomes.

Warwick says he came up with the idea for the app as a way of bringing together his passion for acting and technology and says it has allowed his creativity to flourish in a different world to the film and TV industries.

He said: “We’ve worked hard to make sure people get a laugh while playing something enjoyable. Creating the auditions was one of my favourite parts - titles that Pocket Warwick will audition for include Small Runnings, Shortfellas and The Half-Monty - I only wish these were real movies.”

His hope for the app, he said, was merely for it to be enjoyed.

He said: “I’m really, really excited about it.”

He added: “I have had a go at the big screen and the small screen and now I’m going to have a go at the touchscreen.”

The app, which is produced by Official and developed by Matmi, is available for all Apple compatible devices.

It will be coming to Android devices in the coming weeks.

For more information on the app, visit www.pocketwarwick.com

Warwick’s small screen work

Warwick is currently filming a holocaust documentary for ITV.

The actor, who began his career in Return of the Jedi in 1983, is travelling across Eastern Europe to tell the story of the Ovitz dwarfs.

These were a family of Jewish actors and travelling musicians who survived imprisonment at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War.

The documentary is expected to be broadcast in the spring.

Warwick will be on screens in November opposite Karl Pilkington for the third series of An Idiot Abroad.

Dubbed Short Way Round, it will see Warwick and Pilkington following in the footsteps of famous explorer Marco Polo from Italy to China.

Warwick was recently seen on an all-star version of Channel 4’s Million Pound Drop with Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton to help raise funds to fight cancer.

 

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