Adult Swim Digital Launches New Exclusive iOS Games
Network Partners with PikPok and Grumpyface Studios to Create Unique Mobile Games
Adult Swim Digital announced today the launch of a new series of mobile games exclusive to the iOS platform. Part of a new initiative to further their partnerships with leading and independent game developers, Monsters Ate My Condo by PikPok is the first of five exclusive iOS games that will launch in the iTunes store in 2011, with more planned in 2012.
“Our goal is to make great games and make sure they find an audience,” said Jeff Olsen, vice-president of Adult Swim digital and games. “Working with PikPok and Grumpyface, we know we’re going to get really high-quality, original work. So we can really invest in development and promotion.”
Monsters Ate My Condo is the first game in a multi-title deal between Adult Swim and PikPok which extends into 2012. The game is a fast-paced action puzzle game that reflects the anime style reminiscent of Asian pop-culture and monster movies and is now available for download in the iTunes Store for 99 cents.
“Partnering with Adult Swim for multiple titles is a great opportunity for us both commercially and creatively”, said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. “Working with their team and being able to access their extensive audience allows us to create a high quality range of diverse and interesting content.”
The next exclusive iOS game from Adult Swim will be Bring Me Sandwiches!!, developed in partnership with indie developer Grumpyface Studios. The game will be available in the iTunes store later this month.
“Teaming up with Adult Swim was a great fit for us, and allowed for a nice creative freedom you don’t always expect when working with a publisher. No idea ever felt too out-there to explore, and in fact the wackiest concepts were always the most encouraged – which is a refreshing way to work,” said Chris Graham, President and Creative Director at Grumpyface Studios.
In Bring Me Sandwiches!! the world finds itself at the mercy of a ruthless alien invader with only one weakness: his love for sandwiches! In this unique puzzle-platform hybrid players take control of timid fast food worker Jimmy Nugget, who unexpectedly encounters the hungry alien while taking out the trash. Jimmy must satisfy the invader’s immense interstellar appetite by traversing across obstacle-filled environments and making sandwiches from anything within reach, including garbage, appliances, and even pedestrians! Along the way Jimmy will be on the look-out for special menu requests that take the form of scavenger hunts, and even alien technology that can power up his sandwiches! Bring Me Sandwiches!! features over two dozen challenging stages, customizable tilt and digital button control options, and completely crazy-unique gameplay.
Grumpyface Studios is an independent game developer based in Tempe, Arizona. Founded in 2010, Grumpyface focuses on games that deliver unique and accessible play experiences complimented by distinct personality and colorful, stylish presentation. To learn more about Grumpyface, please visit http://www.grumpyface.net
PikPok™ is the iOS and Android publishing label of leading game development studio Sidhe. With a portfolio of original and licensed entertainment properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to mainstream consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple #1 paid and free apps including Flick Kick™ Football, Flick Kick™ Field Goal, Bird Strike and more. For more information on PikPok, please visit: www.pikpok.com
Adult Swim Digital oversees the management and production of content for the channel’s official site, AdultSwim.com, and digital extensions. A top industry website, AdultSwim.com averages 2.4 million unique users each month in the United States and features more than 70 free-to-play original online games, including top titles such as Robot Unicorn Attack and Amateur Surgeon. Adult Swim has launched 19 apps in the iTunes store, which have ranked in the Top 10 Paid Apps and Top 10 Paid Games categories.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families, and is seen in 99.7 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.