Rovio Entertainment‘s foray into free-to-play gaming is in full effect with today’s launch of Angry Birds Go!, which also features integration with Hasbro’s Telepods toys.
For a toy company like California-based Jakks Pacific that has been weathering stormy sales numbers throughout the year, there’s hope on the other side. Jakks is crossing over into the new year with an interactive toy strategy in place, which it says is in line with changing consumer play patterns, as the company tries to pick itself up from a 27% drop in sales and a company-wide restructure that occurred in 2013.
Both kids and mobile developers alike in the Asia-Pacific region are set to benefit from a new partnership between mobile tech company Fingerprint and electronics giant Samsung. The new Fingerprint-powered Kids’ Play-and-Learn Content Initiative is a developer-focused program designed to drive the creation of play-and-learn Android apps for kids in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
With tablets dominating US Black Friday sales last weekend, a takeover appears to be in full swing. Perpetuating the trend are new numbers from PBS Kids that indicate tablets are tops on parents’ holiday tech purchases list, edging out videogame consoles by more than 10%.
European girl-skewing IP Winx Club is furthering its position in the mobile space with the release of Winx Fairy School, which follows the May release of the Winx Sirenix Power app that has been downloaded more than a million times.
Discovery Communications and Nancy Glass Productions have partnered up with Toronto, Canada-based app developer Game Pill to launch the Tanked Aquarium Game App, which is based on the Animal Planet series Tanked.
Guest Blogger Ted Brunt, VP of content for Floop and executive producer at Toronto, Canada-based Sticky Brain Studios, dishes on how to make a searchable and shareable app.
L.A.-based Brain Zoo Studios has turned its acclaimed 3D-animated short film Pepe & Lucas into an enhanced digital eBook for iPads to help give parents and children a deeper experience with the property.
Check out our latest issue of iKids Digital! We've got the scoop on the rise of HTML5, Nintendo's Wii U strategy and new insights on how to best adapt classic properties for the digital age.