Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 

Firefly Games is unveiling DreamWorks Universe of Legends, which brings a number of entertainment franchises into a single mobile game. Now you can play with DreamWorks characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and more.

Los Angeles-based Firefly Games and entertainment company Riva Group have created an action role-playing game with more than 40 heroes and villains from DreamWorks animated films. It is available on iOS and Android.

Above: You can play with 40 heroes and villains in DreamWorks Universe of Legends.

Image Credit: Firefly Games

“DreamWorks properties have touched the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world,” said Paul Riva, the chairman of the Riva Group, in a statement. “Firefly Games – with their ability to reach a truly global audience with their presence in the U.S. and China makes for the perfect partner to create and share this unified DreamWorks gaming experience.”

The development studio designed DreamWorks Universe of Legends with Western and Eastern markets in mind. The combination of iconic DreamWorks characters could be appealing on a global basis, the companies believe.


Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

“We are truly honored to have the opportunity to bring multiple worlds of DreamWorks into one grand and unique adventure,” said Michael Zhang, CEO of Firefly Games, in a statement. “We’re eager to bring exciting new content to DreamWorks fans and gamers alike.”

The game has familiar DreamWorks worlds, such as the Valley of Peace from Kung Fu Panda, the Isle of Berk from How to Train Your Dragon, the Swamp from Shrek. The movies represented in the game include Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Madagascar, The Croods, Penguins of Madagascar, Megamind,
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Rise of the Guardians, Turbo, Monsters vs Aliens, Bee Movie, and Shark Tale.

Above: DreamWorks Universe of Legends is an action RPG.

Image Credit: Firefly Games

It has a real-time tactical party-based combat, upgradable gear, and dynamic skills. It has both single-player and player-versus-player modes.

And it features DreamWorks Hideaway, a hub with a customizable base where players can find new quests, level-up their legends, manage resources, and chat with other players.

Firefly Games was founded in January 2015 by Zhang and KJ Lin. Its previous games included Rush of Heroes and Dungeon Crash. The Riva Group is a design and development studio with offices around the world.

Firefly has 35 employees, including 20 in Los Angeles. It has raised $18 million in two rounds, it was valued at more than $100 million in its most recent round. Its focus is on creating mid-core games, or those that are hardcore in nature with short play sessions for mobile devices.

The Riva Group is an entertainment company that has worked with a variety of studios on location-based entertainment parks, game licensing, VR, and other media.



GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member