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New Nick series appeases kids with mobile, YouTube ties

Two 12-year-old girls become mobile moguls in Nickelodeon's new live-action series, Game Shakers, which is making the apps created in the show available to its viewers in real life.
September 3, 2015

Mobile is the name of the game in Nickelodeon’s new live-action series from iCarly creator Dan Schneider. Game Shakers is set to bow September 12 at 8:30 p.m. on Nick US.

The series follows two 12-year-old girls from Brooklyn who become famous after their school project becomes the biggest mobile game of the year. Babe (Cree Cicchino) and her coding-loving friend Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman) create the Sky Whale app, and they team up with rap superstar Double G (’90s icon Kel Mitchell), his son Triple G (Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.) and schoolmate Hudson (Thomas Kuc) to launch their own gaming empire.

As a show tie-in, the games created by Babe and Kenzie in the series will be made available for kids to play on Nick.com and through the Nick app. Sky Whale, featured in the premiere episode, will be available for free in September in the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores as the first title to roll out. The game itself challenges players to bounce through the sky and keep a narwhal up in the air.

Game Shakers‘ premiere episode will also feature cameo appearances from YouTube pop culture comedians and gaming entertainers, including GloZell, Lasercorn and ProJared. Simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons, the ep will also be available at the same time on Nick.com and on the Nick app. Following its linear debut, the premiere episode will be available for free on iTunes for one week.

Game Shakers‘ debut will come a month after Nickelodeon greenlit 20 episodes of Pinky Malinky, a new social media-inspired original animated comedy series that borrows from mockumentary/reality-show formats that will launch on TV and digital platforms in 2016. Nick is producing original short-form videos and content in conjunction with the series that will be shared across social media and Nickelodeon’s digital platforms.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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