Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment Announce Ice Age Village, the New, Official Game Inspired by the Wildly Popular Ice Age Animated Film Franchise
An Exclusive Licensing Agreement Between Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment Gives Rise to a New Social Game on Smartphones and Tablets
PARIS and LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Fox Digital Entertainment, a division of 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment, have today announced an exclusive partnership to launch a game inspired by the beloved Ice Age motion picture franchise. Ice Age, created and produced by Blue Sky Studios, has grown into a worldwide blockbuster, with over $4 billion in box office, home entertainment and consumer products sales. 20th Century Fox is preparing to release the highly anticipated fourth film in the series, Ice Age: Continental Drift, in July 2012.
"As one of the most popular and beloved animated film franchises, we know that the fourth Ice Age film comes with great anticipation," said Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft. "As such, we're absolutely thrilled to offer the official Ice Age game on smartphones and tablets. We have invested tremendously in this title and it is definitely one of our most important launches this year."
Players will immerse themselves in the unique world of the Ice Age films, interacting with beloved heroes such as Sid, Manny and Diego, while playing through a series of quests and mini-games featuring everyone's favorite mischief-maker, Scrat. Ice Age Village will look to join the extensive roster of successful games already released by Gameloft, which have been enjoyed by 80 million players over the past year.
"Ice Age Village is a perfect way for fans of all ages to interact with their favorite characters, while being introduced to the incredible world of Ice Age: Continental Drift," said Rick Phillips, SVP of Mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment. "Ice Age is one of Fox's most important, most accessible franchises and with Blue Sky and Gameloft, we've created a completely immersive experience that will deliver all the fun and laughter that fans have come to expect from the Ice Age films."
Ice Age Village will be available this spring for most smartphones and tablets
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (Apple® iOS and Android®), set-top boxes, Smart TVs and consoles. Partnership agreements with major rights holders have allowed Gameloft to associate its games with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron's Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.
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About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is a division of 20th Century Fox that is dedicated to creating new and innovative content for emerging distribution channels. FDE develops and produces video, applications and games based on both original concepts and extensions of existing Fox intellectual property. The group has produced a number of award-winning products, including GLEE KARAOKE, ANGRY BIRDS RIO and others.
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