Sydney, Australia – 2 nd May 2013 2013 – Bubble Gum Interactive, the award-winning developer of highly compelling games, today announced the start of a new licensing partnership with Virtual World Licensing & AT New Media to focus on their rapidly growing kids online game Space Heroes Universe!
With a true focus on storytelling Space Heroes Universe is a multi-platform brand experience with an epic intergalactic adventure being told via the virtual world, mobile games and an animated cartoon series. . Nearly 2 million players from around the world have signed up for adventure. In the free-to-play game, kids can personalise their hero, adopt virtual pet Kritterz, make new friends and explore an ever expanding galaxy full of quests, adventure and fun. Rated E for Everyone and certified kidSAFE+, Space Heroes Universe is a hit with kids and parents, having secured Creative Child Magazine’s 2012 Game of the Year as well as the Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal and a Parent’s Choice Approved Award.
Virtual World Licensing & AT New Media are leading UK based licensing agencies specializing in the world of gaming and toys. With a team of interactive games and toy licensing experts they represent a growing portfolio of global game brands. Leveraging core brand strengths they create high performing toy and merchandising opportunities that extend these virtual brands to the physical world.
“Whether exploring the galaxy in our award-winning kids virtual world, jetting off for adventure in our mobile game or following the adventures of our space heroes in our online cartoons, our fans are continually looking for new ways to enjoy the Space Heroes Universe! story.” said Phil Mason, CEO, Bubble Gum Interactive
“Virtual World Licensing & AT New Media understand the unique nuances of game brands and will no doubt bring some amazing Space Heroes Universe! merchandise to our European fans.”
“Space Heroes Universe is precisely the type of property we look for with a unique and compelling story that can translate into a successful merchandising program.” said Steve Reece, CEO, Virtual World Licensing “With its strong UK presence and a rapidly growing fanbase in the EMEA, we’re certain Space Heroes fans will be delighted to extend their experience.”
Kids can strap on their jetpacks, fire up their starjets and blast off for adventure at www.spaceheroes.com
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 gaming experiences with a focus on fun, creativity, quality and story. 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 more games launching in 2013. Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com
About Virtual World Licensing & AT New Media
Virtual World Licensing was founded by Toy industry veteran Steve Reece to facilitate the entry of digital brands into the toy market. Steve previously worked for Hasbro, Activision and Imagination. He has managed Toy companies and ventures trading in over 60 countries worldwide, managed in excess of 200 commercial & licensing contracts and worked with brands valued at $billions in value. AT New Media is run by Simon Kay, the company offers consultancy and agency services that are solely focussed on licensing opportunities within the digital games, and gaming market. For more information, please go to www.VirtualWorldLicensing.com or www.atnewmedia.com