Mobile gaming business Jam Town is saying a multi-yr offer to create mobile game titles centered on Pixar and Walt Disney Animation people and movies.
As section of the arrangement, Jam Town is getting more than advancement of the match-three puzzle video game Disney Emoji Blitz, which launched in 2016. Jam Town claims that anyone at Disney’s Glendale video game studio who’s influenced by this will be made available new jobs at the business to proceed functioning on the title.
The 1st new video game, in the meantime, will be centered on the approaching sequel to “Frozen” (that’s right, there’s going to be a “Frozen 2”), though the businesses are not revealing any aspects, like the type of gameplay or the release date.
“While our licensing small business for Disney Animation and Pixar game titles has grown over the past yr and we have quite a few top rated builders developing Disney game titles, this deal with Jam Town signifies a significant long-time period prospect for our games business and for the foreseeable future slate of Disney and Pixar game titles,” mentioned Kyle Laughlin, Disney’s senior vice president of game titles and interactive ordeals, in a statement.
Jam Town was founded in 2009 by Chris DeWolfe (who earlier cofounded and served as CEO of MySpace) and former Fox executive Josh Ygaudo. It was originally focused on social game titles and was regarded as MindJolt prior to becoming the Social Gaming Network (named after a business it acquired) and then rebranding yet again two yrs back as Jam Town.
While Jam Town has created its own game titles like Cookie Jam and Panda Pop, it is also been releasing titles centered on perfectly-regarded franchises and mental assets, these kinds of as “Snoopy Pop” and “Marvel Avengers Academy.” Earlier this yr, it launched “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Thriller,” a video game that makes it possible for gamers to enroll in J.K. Rowling’s popular school for wizards and options the voices of quite a few actors from the movies.