MUMBAI: One of the leading game publishers - Little Orbit - and one of the most loved kids’ channel - Cartoon Network - have announced a strategic partnership that will bring multiple properties to gaming consoles and handheld devices later this year.
Serving as a licensing agent for its Turner Broadcasting sister network TNT, Cartoon Network Enterprises initially partnered with Little Orbit to release the popular Falling Skies Planetary Warfare mobile game, based on TNT's critically-acclaimed drama Falling Skies, earlier this year. Little Orbit will also launch a console version of the game later this year.
"Both TNT and Cartoon Network have tremendous experience developing both live-action and animated hits for a variety of audiences which makes them a perfect fit for what we want to achieve in terms of high-quality content," said Little Orbit president Matt Scott. "The expansion deepens our partnership with Turner networks enabling us to work closely together on development to bring a truly transmedia experience to the games."
Building on that successful relationship, the two companies will partner again to create two all-new interactive games a multi-property game that will combine characters from Cartoon Network's popular original series, and a game based on the global smash hit series, Adventure Time. Both will be released globally, with North American launches slated for this fourth quarter.
"Working with Little Orbit to create the Falling Skies game has been a great experience and from that, we're excited to extend our partnership this year and develop new games based on some of the most popular characters and brands in the Cartoon Network portfolio," said CNE VP of consumer products Pete Yoder.
Additional titles and details for the new Cartoon Network and Adventure Time games will be announced soon with several launches planned for later this year.