Apple co-founder Woz to star in iOS game with 'Machete' actor

Steve Wozniak has been on TV numerous times, and he's branching out into video games now too.

This is really happening.
This is really happening. React Games

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is set to appear as a playable video game character alongside the likeness of "Machete" star Danny Trejo in an upcoming iOS title called Danny Trejo's Vengeance "Woz with a Coz."

The game, which is due on or before November 22 to coincide with Thanksgiving, puts the unlikely duo together in an 8-bit platformer with weapons against a city full of baddies. It's a tie-in and promotional vehicle for Trejo's film "Vengeance," due out next year.

So where exactly does Wozniak fit into all this? According to a release about the game, it's all about teaming up with Trejo to rescue Woz's wife, Janet, who has been kidnapped:

In "Woz with a Coz" on iOS, the Apple co-founder and his wife, "J-Woz," are enjoying their evening together, taking a glide. Unfortunately, their otherwise quiet evening is ruined -- not by a competitive product release -- but rather by street thugs kidnapping "J-Woz"!!! Your dynamic duo of Steve and Danny must hurry and swing into action as they tear up Fusion City in their quest to rescue "J-Woz," and maybe cause a little mayhem on their way...

The game, initially announced on Deadline Hollywood, will be the first such title on Apple's iOS platform to feature the company's co-founder. Wozniak left Apple in 1987, and has since spent his time in other tech-related roles, including his current one as chief scientist at data company Fusion-io.

Besides Wozniak, maker ITN Flix and React Games say there will be other playable characters, such as musician Baby Bash and MMA fighter Rashad Evans. A price for the title and plans to bring it to other platforms have not been announced.

 

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