Cartoon Network has teamed up with Smashing Ideas, one of the largest independent developers of Adobe Flash-based digital media in the US for the development and distribution of multiple Cartoon Network mobile games, animated screensavers and wallpapers.
Under this partnership Cartoon Network’s content will be distributed throughout North America by Smashing Ideas, The content will circulated via carriers who offer support to Flash Lite content. The first installment in the new initiative is a games channel that includes two games on Smashing Idea’s BREW application, “Smashing Games.”
Ross Cox, senior director of advanced platforms, Cartoon Network New Media said, “We are very proud to partner with Smashing Ideas in the creation of a branded games channel that is the first of its kind in mobile gaming.” Cox added, “Our games channel extends the type of immersive gaming experience our fans expect from Cartoon Network onto the mobile platform and serves as a launching pad for groundbreaking original titles created in Flash Lite.”
“It is an honor that Smashing Ideas has been chosen to develop, distribute and market mobile games and screensaver products based on the classic animated entertainment that Cartoon Network’s brand is known for in over 160 countries,” maintained Brian Burke, managing director, Smashing Content. “The mobile agreement with Cartoon Network is a huge boost in our efforts to provide engaging mobile experiences to consumers. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Cartoon Network in the co-creation of new mobile content and additional games from their successful catalogue.”
The games available at launch under the partnership of Cartoon Network and Smashing Ideas are:
Codename: Kids Next Door–Flight of the Hamsters: Help the hamsters from the Kids Next Door Treehouse take to the skies for some daredevil fun!
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends–Mac’s Match-Up: Score big points with colorful combos in this frantic Foster’s puzzler.
Additional titles based on other well-known Cartoon Network content, including Ben 10, are in development.