Mobile Developer Jam City Signs Multi-Year Deal To Make Disney/Pixar Games
A whole new roster of games based on Disney and Pixar movies are on the way thanks to a deal signed between the media giant and mobile game developer Jam City. The new, multi-year partnership not only grants Jam City the rights to make new games based on popular movie franchises but also tasks them with taking over development on the popular mobile title Disney Emoji Blitz in conjunction with Disney's Glendale Games Studio.
Among the many new projects based on Disney/Pixar franchises will be a new game inspired by Disney's Frozen sequel.
According to Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President of Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney, this partnership "represents a significant long-term opportunity for [Disney's] games business and for the future slate of Disney and Pixar games.
"We can’t wait to see how Jam City and the incredibly talented team behind Disney Emoji Blitz will grow the already successful game and franchise, and how Jam City will bring their global reach and expertise in developing successful, enduring mobile games to the upcoming titles."
For their part, Jam City co-founder and CEO Chris DeWolfe states the company is "proud to be teaming with Disney," adding that "Jam City's leadership in mobile entertainment based on iconic entertainment IP, make [the] company an ideal partner to develop a lineup of new mobile games with Disney's most popular franchises."