New York-based indie mobile developer Lima Sky, the company behind the Doodle Jump app, is collaborating with Crayola on a product placement campaign and a mobile crossover game that marries Doodle Jump with the crayon company’s design and play principles.
Scoping out the competition is a critical part of building a successful product. But with a high noise-to-signal ratio in mobile apps, finding the competition can be tedious and frustration. Dr. Carla Fisher shares her list of the best games to play as well as ideas for searching relevant products.
With its increasingly popular Talking Friends apps having now surpassed 1.5 billion downloads – and YouTube views steadily approaching eight figures – Cyprus-based entertainment company Outfit7 is extending that mobile success to the small screen with the help of Spanish production company BRB Internacional.
As Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy continues to develop its mobile strategy, the company has launched the free-to-play Moshi Karts app for iOS devices that will also usher in a new branded toy line from UK-based toyco Vivid.
Cartoon Network boy-skewing action series Lego Legends of Chima and Tenkai Knights – both of which also share roots in construction toys - are adding new iOS gaming extensions to their names.
Over the past five years, bestselling toddler app Peekaboo Barn has had a front-row seat to the ups and downs of the children’s mobile market. Now, with this week’s release of a refreshed version of the app, brand owner Night & Day Studios offers a clear view of where things are headed in 2014.
The Hunger Games, Iron Man 3 and breakout series Sam & Cat are among this year’s nominees for the 27th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be seen in more than 375 million households when the live event airs on March 29.
There’s something about Scandinavia. The Northern European region has bred such blockbuster brands as Lego, Minecraft and Toca Boca, the latter of which currently has eight apps in the iTunes US top 40 paid iPhone category – which is as much as Disney and Nickelodeon combined. Toca Boca creative director Jens Peter de Pedro talks to iKids about organizing and infusing freedom into products, and why children’s digital platforms must learn to loosen up.
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