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Wallace & Gromit immersive content on the way as Government invests in AR and VR technologies

Wallace and Gromit creators, Aardman has now joined a government-backed consortium of entertainment companies to explore the technologies of augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The studio has teamed up with Tiny Rebel Games, Potato, Sugar Creative and the University of South Wales to develop immersive Wallace & Gromit content. …

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First Peaky Blinders VR drama game marks “future of entertainment”

The first ever Peaky Blinders virtual reality drama game is now in the works. The project is currently under development by Maze Theory, specialists in the VR business, and is scheduled for launch in 2020. It will aim to immerse players in the series ‘in ways never done before,’ essentially …

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Rovio sees Q1 revenue lift 16 per cent and prepares for Angry Birds Movie 2 take-off

Rovio’s latest launch in Angry Birds Dream Blast has helped the studio to a strong start to the year, with games revenue up 16.6 per cent in its year on year Q1 financials. The newest title in Rovio’s Angry Birds cannon launched on January 24th this year and quickly helped …

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Mojang and Warner Bros. date live-action Minecraft movie…three years from now

Mojang and Warner Bros. have finally dated the release of the long-awaited Minecraft movie, tantalising fans with a three-year wait until the live-action feature makes its appearance. Mojang announced that the film will premiere on March 4th 2022, having been in the works since 2014. According to a post from …

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The pairing of Tetris and Sanrio ‘is an incredible opportunity on global scale’

The worlds of Tetris and Sanrio have collided for a new multi-year partnership that will see the pair work together for co-branded games and merchandise. The first release under this new deal will bring Tetris and a number of the Sanrio characters together in a new online game, scheduled to …

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Crossy Road strides into licensing with Black Mint Licensing

The global gaming company, Hipster Whale, has appointed Melbourne based licensing agency, Black Mint Licensing to represent its key brands Crossy Road and Piffle on the international market. Crossy Road has enjoyed over 200 million downloads since its launch, and generated over $10 million in the first three months of …

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Bethesda selects Fanattik as gifts and collectables partner for gaming roster

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik has signed a new gifts and collectables licensing agreement with Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of videogame franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonoured, DOOM, Quake and Wolfenstein. Under the new deal, Fanattik will not only create gift product surrounding new game releases such as …

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Hachette details next phase of Fortnite publishing programme

Hachette has detailed the next phase of its global publishing programme for books, based on the hit video game title, Fortnite. The title – created by Epic Games – continues to go from strength to strength, now with over 250 million registered players across the globe, and over 80 million …

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