Spin Master Games Partners with Imangi Studios to Launch Temple Run Games at Mass Retail Stores
TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Spin Master Games and Imangi Studios have teamed up to deliver Temple Run, one of the most wildly popular iOS and Android games, to Mass Retails Stores this Fall with amazing new games.
In a global rights' licensing agreement, initiated & brokered by Dimension Branding Group (DBG), Spin Master Games will capture the essence of Temple Run's mobile gaming in traditional games, including card games and board games with electronic features.
Recently named in Time Magazine's Top 30 Apps to download, Temple Run has been downloaded over 60 million times on the iPad, iPhone and Android platforms.
"We are excited to partner with Imangi Studios," said Craig Sims, VP of Global Licensing at Spin Master. "They have already captivated millions of people in a very short space of time with their Temple Run game...and the journey is just beginning."
"Temple Run is an incredible hit enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, and we are looking forward to this great opportunity to bring it to another medium," said Keith Shepherd, CEO of Imangi Studios.
"Spin Master and Imangi Studios share an independent spirit & innovative approach in the creation of stimulating and engaging games. We are all very excited about this partnership," said John Leonhardt, President of DBG.
About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy's action phenomena and 2010 Boys Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck™, Moon Sand™, Liv™, and Zoobles™. The company has also marked an entry into children's media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico, Munich, Italy, Spain and central Europe. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
About Imangi Studios:
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and NataliaLuckyanova in 2008. With the addition of artist Kiril Tchangov in 2009, the three person studio has developed mega-hit Temple Run, which currently boasts over 50 million downloads since its release in August 2011. Based in Washington, D.C., the self-funded, fully independent studio previously developed Harbor Master, geoSpark, Hippo High Dive and Max Adventure for iOS. Temple Run launched in the Android Marketplace in 2012. www.imangistudios.com
About Dimensional Branding Group, LLC:
The San Francisco Bay Area based brand extension agency that focuses on brand licensing, business development and promotion services with a unique emphasis on the interactive & digital channels. DBG specializes in developing toys & games, iconic brands & digital trademarks into entertainment placement and new extension markets. Its clients include PlayStation, (including game titles such as God of War, Ratchet and Clank, and Little Big Planet), Jenga, Skee-Ball, Chronicle Books, Miniclip and its company owned titles, Worst-Case Scenario, Bob's Space Racers among others. www.dimensionalbranding.com
For further information:
Vice President, Global Communications and Promotions
Spin Master Ltd.
416-364-6002 x 2238 (office)