CHICAGO, IL - May 3, 2011
Media Chaperone, developer of Piggyback - a first of its kind Facebook application that helps parents monitor their kids’ online game use - today announced a strategic partnership with Frima Studio, Canada’s leading independent game developer. The partnership will provide tens of millions of parents the ability to monitor and reward their children’s online gaming activity while playing Frima developed games.
Media Chaperone’s Piggyback application provides parents with important information, parental controls and protection for their kids’ online game play and learning. Parents can obtain, in real-time, an overview (through a parent’s Facebook account) of how their children are navigating the web within online gaming environments, social networks, and virtual worlds—and can easily manage entertainment expenditures, add monies for tokens, credit for continued gaming, while monitoring online behavior.
Ed Lewis, CEO of Media Chaperone acknowledged the value of partnering with a market leader like Frima Studio,“We are thrilled to partner with Frima Studio. They are a premier game developer, understand kids’ game play and have built outstanding games for market leaders including Build-A-Bear, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon.”
Piggyback simplifies the ability for parents to follow along with their kids’ online game behavior, social activities and learning success—and has already been integrated within several popular online gaming environments, social networks and virtual worlds including: Everloop, Planet Cazmo, Webosaurs Whyville, and Woozworld among others. Frima Studio will collaborate with Media Chaperone to integrate Piggyback into leading kids’ online games to enable incremental revenue for its clients.
“Our clients can now leverage Piggyback to give parents insights and understanding into their child’s online gaming all with built in rewards,” said Frima CEO Steve Couture.“Parent engagement is a key to success for any kids game developer.”
Piggyback and Media Chaperone are registered trademarks of Media Chaperone.
About Media Chaperone
Media Chaperone partners with game providers to engage parents and enables incremental revenue through micro transactions on social and mobile platforms. Piggyback™ is Media Chaperone’s core application integrated within Facebook which delivers real-time reports, social controls, and rewards within popular online games, virtual worlds and social networks. Based in Chicago, IL, Media Chaperone is privately held and backed by angel investors including Leo Capital Holdings and Hyde Park Angels. For more information, please visit: www.mediachaperone.com.
About Frima Studio
Frima is a prominent game developer based in Quebec City, Canada. Since 2003, the company has been developing countless worldclass products for the Web, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation Portable, DS, Facebook, iPhone, iPad, TV and mobile markets. Frima's clients include world-renowned names such as Electronic Arts, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. With over 265 artists and programmers to develop our products, Frima produces high-caliber games that are as remarkably outstanding artistically as they are technically. For more information, please visit www.frimastudio.com.
Aimee Heilbrunn, Media Chaperone
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Frima