Fox Digital Entertainment  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Fox Digital Entertainment  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Animated characters from Fox get their own mobile card game Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:06:26 -0400 Janiece Sebris

Kongregate, Gamestop’s mobile subsidiary, and Fox Digital Entertainment have announced a new mobile card game Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards for iOS and Android.

Videogame crossovers combining the animated worlds of television shows is not a new idea but Twentieth Century Fox will be joining in.

The card collecting game will include characters from American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Futurama and King of the Hill. Players collect cards, as most CCGs go, to build decks and face-off against one another.

While many of the shows included in the game are popular on Fox, the studio's most popular show, The Simpsons, will not be included in this game. The show already has its own mobile game with EA, Tapped Out.

Kongregate is leading the game design, but it is being co-developed by Chinzilla and Synapse Games.

The game is set to be released for iOS and Android but will eventually hit other platforms as well. While there is no release date set as of yet, fans should expect the mobile game sometime in late Summer or early Fall.

New Futurama mobile game in development Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:24:34 -0500 Samantha Wright

Wooga and Fox Digital Entertainment have partnered together to create a brand new Futurama mobile game.

The game, entitled Futurama: Game of Drones, will have the player join the Planet Express crew on a voyage to win a trade war with the evil MomCo. As players deliver their cargo, they are will have to solve dangerous puzzles and delve into iconic environments from the Futurama universe.

The official blurb reads:

"The game, titled Futurama: Game of Drones, takes players on a journey with the Planet Express crew as they fight a desperately imbalanced trade war against longtime shipping rival MomCo. While delivering dangerous cargo to hazardous locations under ill-advised circumstances, players connect groups of delivery drones to solve an array of fiendish puzzles as they venture into iconic environments from the Futurama universe."

There is currently no information on exactly what environments will be used or how many of the characters from the show will be present in the game (though I would hope it to be all of them). Hopefully, a follow-up announcement will be released with all the details for Futurama fans.

The official announcement does not mention a release date for the game either, but if any news of the when the Berlin-based developer will have the game out surfaces, we'll be sure to update you and let you know!

Futurama: Game of Drones will have an original storyline written by Dave Grossman (Secret of Monkey Island, The Wolf Among Us), Jonathon Myers (Game of Thrones: Ascent) and Patrice M. Verrone (one of the original writers of Futurama). 

Are you excited for a brand new Futurama game to indulge yourself in? Let us know in the comments below!

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Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Guide: How To Unlock Each Character Tue, 06 May 2014 07:50:36 -0400 Danielle Marie

In Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff, Quahog is reduced to ruins and debris after the abominable cancellation of Family Guy, the television show. 

Once the fate of Quahog is turned over to the player's discretion, you have to re-build the infamous town from the ground up using everyone's favorite characters and establishments.

While many reviews claim that the game can get a bit money-intensive, there are tips and tricks to apply to help save you some cash

In order to unlock each character, you must first unlock the district and building containing them. Each person can be unlocked by building the following:

District 1
  • Peter Griffin - The Griffin House
  • Quagmire - Quagmire's House
  • Chris Griffin - The Griffin House
  • Bonnie Swanson - The Swanson House
District 2
  • Jerome - The Drunken Clam
  • Bruce - The Founding Father
District 3
  • Mort Goldman - Goldman's Pharmacy
  • Lois - The Stop n' Shop
District 4
  • Joe - James Woods High
  • Herbert - The Playground
District 5
  • Meg - Quahog Oceanland
  • Seamus - The Lighthouse
District 6
  • Dr. Hartman - Quahog Hospital
  • Brian - Quahog Public Library

Please note that these characters have not been released yet, and the buildings required to unlock them are not available. Either the developers plan on adding them to later districts or are preparing them as future, premium content. 

Since Ollieland contains all available content, you'll be able to tell when these characters will be unlockable when he acquires them. Another, easier alternative would be an update to the app, or a push notification directly from the app. 

  • Tricia - PF Chinese
  • Connie - We Heal You Long Time
  • Stewie - Bob's Funland
  • Carter - Quahog Cinema
Current Premium Characters

All premium characters can be purchased with their respective clams:

  • Buzz Killington - Barrington Country Club (250 clams)
  • Consuela - Consuela's House (300 clams)
  • Brain Damaged Horse - Quahog Derby Stables (120 clams)
  • Jake Turner - Church (50 clams)
Play Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff for Free Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:39:38 -0400 Danielle Marie

TinyCo and Fox Digital Entertainment recently released the mobile city builder, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff. It's no surprise that, with the Family Guy brand, the game has had immense success.

However, while you spend countless hours repairing Quahog in your "quest for stuff," the game will be relentlessly questing for your money. While you attempt to find ways around succumbing to paying for your success, your quest log and notifications will be bombarded with these easy ways out.

Offering to skip timers and buying in-game currency are just a few ways TinyCo will break your bank. On the other hand, there are ways to get ahead in the game while holding on to your hard-earned cash.

1. Be Social And Connect With Your Friends

You may notice that the game gives you the option to connect your Facebook and Google+. Once you hook the game up to your social networks, you'll have access to your friends' versions of Quahog.

Much like the old favorite, Farmville, you'll be able to collect coins and other forms of currency from your friends' buildings and characters, giving you extra forms of income. 

2. Save Long Tasks For When You're Closing The App

If visiting your friends' farms, checking the character's FaceSpace, and browsing your own farm isn't enough to fill the 6-8 hour gap some of the longer tasks can take, saving these tedious tasks for last could be a time-saving idea. 

Wait until you know you're about to close the app to begin the longest tasks, and you'll save yourself a lot of staring and boredom. 

3. Save Your Clams For When You Need Them

Although it might be tempting to use your clam to speed up tasks, don't do it! These clams can be used for far better offers later on in the game, and you'll be glad you saved them.

For example, you'll need more workers as your city begins to grow. By saving all your clams from the beginning, you'll have enough to progress through the game without having to buy more.

4. Make Sure Each Character Is Performing A Task When You Close The App

To optimize your city's construction, you could take tip #2 a bit further.

In addition to leaving the longest tasks for last, making sure each character is performing any task at all will leave you a lot better off next time you open the app. 

5. Build Your City To Earn Coins and XP

However tempting it may be to build multiple stripper poles and decorative gardens, it's much more beneficial to construct buildings that will earn you coins and experience. 

These buildings will be constantly earning you experience for your characters, as well as in-game currency, and will make it that much easier to decrease your desire to spend your real money. 

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Review Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:55 -0400 Danielle Marie

Considering Family Guy already possesses a massive footprint in popular culture, it's no surprise the mobile game, The Quest For Stuff, already has over 89,000 downloads since its release on April 16, 2014.

The mobile game is available for Android and Apple phones and harnesses the original, vulgar Family Guy humor that everyone has come to know and love.

However, I don't believe the writers' coarse jokes and crude dialogue is enough to salvage Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff.

It's Free... But Not Really

While the game is in fact free to play, quests that require you to pay money will continue to clog up your quest bar with no way to clear them.

For those with even a bit of OCD, which I can notably sympathize with, this will literally drive you insane. Not only will your quest log be full of microtransaction congestion, but you'll be staring at your phone twiddling your thumbs for a grueling amount of time if you refuse to spend any money.

In this quest-and-timer city building game, you'll be performing many actions that require the player to wait until they are finished to continue on with the game.

In the beginning of the game, the timers are only a couple of seconds to a minute long. As you progress, the timers begin to reach 6-8 hours and longer, and I'll give you one guess at the only way you can skip these timers-- spending more money!

Fans aren't happy:

"The most offensive thing about this game is the microtransactions." -nmalinoski

"Is scam a price?" -Edge

"I f***ing hate free to play and every deceptive aspect about it." -Superbrothaaaa

Glitches, Errors, and Force Closes, Oh My!

The first time the game force closed on my phone, I didn't think much of it. After the next 3 times though, I began to get a little frustrated.

Taking my curiosity to the Google Play store, I started reading reviews that assured me that I was not alone:

"Update mess up, keeps saying I can't connect."

"Awesome game, but it does give a can't 'connect to the server' error quite often."

"Doesn't let me open at times. Always says 'Data error, please try again later.' I keep trying it for about 10 times and still doesn't work."

It seems like even if you don't want to fork over the money necessary to progress quickly through the game, you will also have to deal with the game force closing as well.

Uninstalling Is In The Future

I've already decided that after only playing Family Guy: Quest For Stuff for a couple of days, there's a significant chance that this game won't stay on my phone for long.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good city building game now and then, but getting constantly harassed for money isn't one of my favorite things. Neither is a game giving me error messages every 15 minutes.

While the raunchy, offensive script did have me laughing, it wasn't enough for me to look past the rest of the pitfalls.

To download the game, and formulate an opinion of your own, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff is available here for Android and here for iPhone.