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MasterChef: Dream Plate Mobile Game Launches

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,244 MasterChef: Dream Plate Mobile Game Launches New App Game Allows Players To Step Into Famed MasterChef Kitchen And Participate In Show’s Signature Challenges Animoca Brands and Endemol Shine North America, producers of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, announced today that MasterChef: Dream Plate, a new mobile game based on the highly popular MasterChef franchise, has launched on the Apple App Store and Google Play with approximately 500,000 pre-orders and pre-registrations. Originally created by Franc Roddam, MASTERCHEF is the most successful cookery television format in the world,…

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Game Licensing Toys & Games 

Lineup Industries teams up with Eccholine for ‘Let The Games Begin’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,675 Independent international distribution company Lineup Industries is partnering with Eccholine, line producers of hit shows including Ninja Warrior and Peking Express, to jointly exploit ZDFE’s family-targeted studio-based game show ‘Let the Games Begin’, which it sells internationally. The deal combines Lineup’s distribution outreach and expertise on the show with Eccoline’s production skills to offer premium production values packaged at a lower cost for broadcasters. Ed Louwerse, co-Founder of Lineup Industries said, “Let the Games Begin has all the ingredients to be a family hit in primetime –…

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Game Licensing 

Candy Crush Expands Licensing Programme with The Point. 1888

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,746 Popular online gaming title Candy Crush is to grow its UK licensing programme through licensing specialists The Point. 1888. 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…

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Game Licensing 

Pokemon Go Available on Apple Watches

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,365 Truly a jolly season! Finally the Pokemon Go is available on iTunes stores for Apple Watch. 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…

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Game Licensing Sports Licensing 

Clutch Chairz teams with WWE for Licensed Gaming Chairs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,169 Gaming chair manufacturer, Clutch Chairz, has teamed up with WWE to develop a line of licensed chairs featuring select legends and superstars. The first WWE superstars to be included in Clutch’s drop include the likes of John Cena, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The New Day, Enzo & Cass, Sasha Banks and more. “With the crossover of WWE and gaming fans, we believe this partnership can provide a great deal of excitement to both the gaming community and the WWE fan base,” said Sammy Sucu, chief marketing officer…

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Corporate Brand Game Licensing Toys & Games 

LEGO develops new division LEGO Brand Group

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,628 The company has established a new division for the company, titled the LEGO Brand Group. Danish toy maker Lego has announced a management shake-up to develop the brand beyond its iconic plastic bricks under the leadership of its veteran chief who brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy. Chief executive Jorgen Vig Knudstorp took over Lego when it was on verge of collapse in 2004 and transformed it into one of the industry’s biggest success stories, but he will step down by the end of the…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Entertainment Licensing Game Licensing 

Character World to roll-out Minecraft inspired-bedding in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,912 Character World is bolstering its textiles offering, with the addition of Minecraft-inspired bedding. The firm is set to roll out a duvet set and cushion for spring/summer 2017, with a towel and throw set to launch in April 2017. “Minecraft is not just a game but a global phenomenon, so we are excited about securing this deal. Gaming is bigger than ever so it’s important for us to capitalise on its popularity,” said Tim Kilby, brand director at Character World. “Minecraft is still the number one mobile…

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Game Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Candy Crush to be TV series

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,264 Popular mobile game turns to TV series on CBS CBS has commissioned Lionsgate to produce a live action game show series based on renowned mobile gaming franchise “Candy Crush Saga.” Created and exec produced by Matt Kunitz, the hour-long Candy Crush series will see teams of two physically competing on enormous interactive game boards that feature next-generation technology  for the chance to be crowned “Candy Crush” champions. A series host will be announced at a later date. “We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others,…

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Game Licensing 

Rockpool unveils Animal Jam’s UK licensing partners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 8,947 The online games grows with new licensing and merchandising partners Rockpool has unveiled the first wave UK partners for WildWorks’ global online playground, Animal Jam. Following what has been billed as a ‘spectacular reaction’ at this year’s Las Vegas Licensing Expo, a swathe of new licensees across apparel, homewares and accessories have come on board with the brand. Cooneen and Misirli have teamed with Rockpool to develop Animal Jam nightwear, underwear and hosiery while Dreamtex will develop bedding and soft textiles. Meanwhile, Gemma International has come on…

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