Thursday, February 23

Gaming

Grumpy Cat and Garfield Crossover For New Comic Book Series

Grumpy Cat and Garfield Crossover For New Comic Book Series

Comics, Latest News
Two of the world’s most famous felines are set to join forces for the first time as part of a new comic book series. Grumpy Cat and Garfield will star in an original story following a deal with Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios' KaBOOM, which will be written by Garfield creator, Jim Davis. "Teaming up with Garfield for a comic series is a real honour," said Grumpy Cat. "I hate it." Nick Barrucci, CEO and publisher of Dynamite added: "Working with the fine folks at Grumpy Cat has been absolutely wonderful; we've had tremendous success bringing Grumpy to our fans, and helped to grow the comics market with record breaking sales through the direct market, book stores, and Scholastic. Grumpy Cat has been a kind of icon for the depressing era we live in. She is amused by nothing and

Iconic landmark from Harry Potter film series brought to life in 3D puzzle form

Gaming, Licensing
  Thanks to a partnership between Wrebbit Puzzles Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, one of the most iconic landmarks from the Harry Potter film series has been brought to life in 3D puzzle form. Fans of Harry Potter can now build their very own Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 3D puzzle format. For Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse 2017, Wrebbit offers a wider range of puzzles from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in the wake of last year’s global blockbuster Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which takes us to a new era of the Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. The collection, that focuses on famous sections of Hogwarts Castle, was initially launched with the 850-piece Great Hall.  In early 2016, Wrebbit added a second model, with t
Nazara Games to invest USD 20 Million for eSports league in India

Nazara Games to invest USD 20 Million for eSports league in India

Animation, Gaming, Headlines, Latest News
India's premier mobile game publishing company Nazara Games announces the launch of an eSports league in India today. Being a key investor in the gaming ecosystem in India and internationally, Nazara Games plans to invest approx. Rs 136 crore (20 million USD) to develop the Indian eSports ecosystem over the next 5 years. The eSports venture will be a new company which is going to be a 100% owned subsidiary company of Nazara Technologies Pvt Ltd. Nazara Games is now committed to build the most vibrant and all-encompassing ecosystem for eSports in India, which can produce Indian teams capable of winning in global eSports competitions across different games. According to Nitish Mittersain, Founder & MD, Nazara Games, “eSports has become a cultural phenomenon in the last few years. Cou
Lego Launches Social network for Under13s

Lego Launches Social network for Under13s

Animation, Gaming, Headlines
The Lego Group has launched Lego Life, a free app-focused social network that gives the youngest of builders a safe online platform to bridge their physical and digital play experiences. The network aims to be the next step in the sociability and personalization of Lego, after the company witnessed millions of kids sharing their work in the “Cool Creations” section of Lego Club magazine and using Lego.com message boards to share stories and photos. Among the new platform’s features are a Lego Emoji keyboard, exclusive content, a 3D Lego minifigure avatar creator, daily building challenges, rewards and tools to help kids build their physical Lego collections. Kids can also choose to follow groups dedicated to certain animals, vehicles, heroes, specific Lego themes, seasonal programs an
Candy Crush Expands Licensing Programme with The Point. 188

Candy Crush Expands Licensing Programme with The Point. 188

Gaming
Popular online gaming title Candy Crush is to grow its UK licensing programme through licensing specialists The Point. 188. Named as King’s extension partner, the firm will build long term sustainable partnerships between ambitious brands and innovative partners to create a range of new branded product collections. A leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, King offers a global portfolio of games with franchises including Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue, Bubble Witch and the popular Candy Crush title. Under the new partnership, The Point 1888 will aim to increase brand engagement and consumer touch points for the Candy crush property. “We are delighted to be partnering with King to drive the brand into new categories,” said George Birtchnell, brand manager at The Point
Titan Comic’s mini-series Assassin Creed’s Reflections arrives this March

Titan Comic’s mini-series Assassin Creed’s Reflections arrives this March

Comics
Titan Comics has announced a new Assassin's Creed mini-series titled Assassin's Creed Reflections, which arrives on March 9th, 2017. The series will feature four stand-alone adventures starring fan-favourite assassins from the popular video game series including Ezio, Altair and Edward Kenway. Penned by Eisner-nominated writer Ian Edginton (Last Descendants – Locus) and illustrated by Valeria Favoccia (Assassin’s Creed® Uprising), Assassin’s Creed® Reflections goes beyond the storylines of the video game, revealing hidden adventures and brand-new revelations for fans of the series. In the debut issue of this celebratory series, Templar agent Otso Berg’s Animus research leads him to 15th Century Florence, and the memories of the legendary figure Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In a final mee
Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Animation, Comics, Education
Wandering through a book store and you find the section of graphic novels and while flipping the pages of the novel you find someone who says “It seems you like comic books, that’s nice!”   People always mix up these two terms and it might seem frustrating for those who know the meaning of it and difference. Although both are works of fiction and have panel style storytelling, they are not same. “Maus,” a graphic novel created by Art Spiegelman, was the first comic/graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Additionally, comics have been inspiring, read, cherished and used for marketing and propaganda in America since the 1930s. Graphic Novels in India Graphic novels are not new for India too, what is new is the themes they depict. With events like comic con people now k
Rovio opens new game studio in London

Rovio opens new game studio in London

Gaming
Rovio is expanding its in-house studio capacity with a new London-based team that will focus on massively multiplayer online games, or MMOs, with new IP beyond the Angry Birds universe. "Our business is profitably growing and London is the most logical place for us to found a new studio that will complement our overall global mix of internal and external developers. London is also a fantastically diverse talent magnet.” says Antti Viitanen, SVP Studios. “We believe that the best game experiences are those that you share with other people,” adds Mark Sorrell, Head of Studio, “So we’re starting a studio to do exactly this. We look forward to bringing a diverse team together to deliver unique MMOs that are creative, inclusive and delightful.” The London studio joins Rovio’s four other in
Ben 10 Gets Up To Speed with New Mobile Game

Ben 10 Gets Up To Speed with New Mobile Game

Animation, Gaming
New Mobile Game Tells the Origin Story of Kids’ Favorite 10-Year-Old Hero Following the successful global re-launch of the beloved franchise Ben 10, Cartoon Network now introduces Ben to a new generation of fans with the new mobile game, Ben 10: Up to Speed. The runner launches worldwide on January 12 on iOS, Google Play and Amazon for US$2.99. Up to Speed follows Ben Tennyson as he goes on the best summer vacation ever with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. He discovers an alien artifact called the Omnitrix that allows him to transform into powerful alien heroes. Playing as Ben and his various alien alter-egos, gamers will save the world by stopping evildoers, from giant robots to menacing magic users. The game will launch with a selection of five alien forms and 60 levels, with new a
Pokemon Go now available on Apple Watches

Pokemon Go now available on Apple Watches

Gaming
Finally the Pokemon Go is available on iTunes stores for Apple Watch. Truly a jolly season! The game involves catching digital pocket monsters in an augmented-reality version of your surroundings. The Apple Watch version will let you discover nearby Pokemon and collect special items, such as potions, from nearby "PokeStops." But once you encounter a Pokemon, you will need to use your iPhone to catch it. Still, the Apple Watch should make it easier for players to log their steps (needed to advance in the game and to hatch new Pokemon out of eggs), and to avoid walking around with their phones held out to search for nearby monsters. The game's maker, Niantic, hasn't announced any plans for Android Wear and Samsung Gear smartwatches. The game was recently launched in India in partnershi