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Animation Throwdown is a new collectible-card mobile game that, for the first time, mashes up the characters and worlds of American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Futurama, and King of the Hill.
Fox Digital Entertainment and Kongregate, GameStop’s mobile and web games publishing division, announced today the debut of Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, incorporating the Twentieth Century Fox Television animated comedies. Fans can play as their favorite characters from each cartoon as they set out to create the ultimate show-themed deck and compete against others in battles.
“We are thrilled to bring together these five animated comedies for the first time in Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards,” said Emily Greer, CEO and cofounder of Kongregate. “We are looking forward to integrating characters from these hit series in a unique and exciting way that fans of all the shows will really love.”
Kongregate is leading the game design and management and is co-developing the title with Chicago-based Synapse Games (developer of Tyrant Unleashed, Global Assault, and Spellstone) and San Francisco-based Chinzilla Games (developer of Little Alchemist). Synapse and Chinzilla have experience creating card battle games that appeal to both casual and core gamers.
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The companies said that Animation Throwdown combines the most popular gameplay elements of their titles into a single franchise.
“In Animation Throwdown, Peter Griffin will duke it out with Bob Belcher or Leela or even Hank Hill. Fans get to select their all-star lineup in this inventive, genre-bending game,” said Rick Phillips, executive vice president at Fox Digital Entertainment, in a statement.
Kongregate will market the title to its global audience of millions of players who visit Kongregate.com each month. The company will also promote the game across its portfolio of mobile applications, through GameStop’s 4,200 U.S. store locations and 40 million PowerUp Rewards members, and across the GameStop web and mobile properties. Fox Digital Entertainment will use its various marketing platforms to promote the game as well.
The title will release in the third quarter on iOS and Android devices, and it will eventually hit other platforms, including kongregate.com.
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