14 th February, 2013, Sydney, Australia – Independent games studio Bubble Gum Interactive today announced today that its virtual world framework and related game engines and technologies will soon be available for limited release to select third party brands and IP owners. This will enable kids, family and entertainment brands to partner with Bubble Gum Interactive to develop rich, immersive and family-friendly gaming experiences.
This multi-award winning kids virtual world publisher takes family-friendly online game experiences to the next level, with its platform featuring multiple realms of play through two distinct game engines, rich 2.5D graphics, massive opportunities for customisation, social sharing, automatic in-game menu chat translation in 15 languages and a seamlessly integrated quests, parties and events and mini-games. The virtual world framework includes administrative tools for rapid design, deploy and ongoing maintenance, including customer account management and PCI compliant billing frameworks that can accept payments via game cards, credit cards and integrated third party payment methods. The Bubble Gum Interactive Virtual Worlds Framework exceeds COPPA requirements to provide a fully moderated environment consisting of advanced automated tools and console functionality for live moderator teams.
“We’re passionate about story-driven, fun, family-friendly gaming experiences” said Phil Mason, CEO, Bubble Gum Interactive “And we’ve had numerous conversations with brands who have followed our success with Space Heroes Universe, asking if we can share our expertise and license the platform. The number of enquiries has gotten to the point that we thought we’d make it official and open the opportunities up to a select number of brands. We’re hoping to have a dedicated licensing and support program up and running by April.”
Developed by a team of industry veterans comprising design, technology, operations and safety, the Bubble Gum Interactive Virtual Worlds Framework underpins the successful Space Heroes Universe! virtual world, which is seeing accelerated growth with kids playing from over 100 countries. Notable accolades include Creative Child magazine’s 2012 Game of the Year, two-time W3 Gold winner (Children’s Website and Social Networking categories ), a Moms Choice Silver Medal and a Parent’s Choice Approved Award amongst many more.
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About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent game development studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to create compelling and engaging story-driven gaming experiences with a focus on fun, creativity, quality and entertainment value. Our first game, Space Heroes Universe! is a multi-award winning kids virtual world in which players create their own hero and explore a galaxy full of fun and adventure. Our first game for mobile, Jetpack Jinx is available for Google Play and Apple iOS with new games launching in 2013.
Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com.