Disney, Jam City sign mobile game development deal

The Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery developer has entered into a multi-year partnership with the House of Mouse, kicking off with a Frozen 2 title.
November 14, 2018

Disney has signed a multi-year mobile game partnership with Jam City that will see the LA-based developer take over management of Disney Emoji Blitz (pictured), working with the team at Disney’s Glendale Games Studio to operate and grow the game.

Available on the App Store and Google Play, the popular mobile game lets players collect and match hundreds of emojis based on Disney’s vast IP library, including movies and TV series from Disney Animation, Pixar and Star Wars.

Under the deal, Jam City also has the right to develop new mobile games based on iconic characters and stories from both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and will kick off with a title  based on the upcoming Frozen sequel.

Best known for its recent work on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the developer’s mobile game portfolio also includes Cookie Jam, Avengers Academy, The Book of Life Sugar Smash and Snoopy Pop.

The partnership announcement comes on the heels of Disney releasing a new game to promote the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet. The catch is that Pancake Milkshake is available exclusively through iMessage, and not as a standalone app.

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