BulkyPix to produce first Asterix mobile games

Two games for smartphones and tablets based on renowned 50-year-old comic book series.
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Asterix is making its way into the world of mobile gaming. 

Les Editions Albert Rene has signed a deal with the smartphone and tablet game developer BulkyPix, which will produce two games based on the famous comic book series, created over 50 years ago by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. 

The new games will be available in the App Store and through Google Play.

Baptiste Cazaux, licensing director for Les Editions Albert Rene, said: "We have high hopes of seeing Asterix perform well on the various digital platforms and we are proud to work alongside with a partner such as BulkyPix.

"Asterix is a phenomenon in the publishing world. Very few characters have created such a stir and continued to capture public's imagination 50 years later.

"The humour and values conveyed by the characters may be instrumental in the series' success, but it is the rich graphical world that makes Asterix so contemporary and ideally suited to all digital platforms.

"We have no doubt that these apps will prove a tremendous success with the legions of already impatient fans."

Vincent Dondaine, MD of BulkyPix, said: "Asterix is the world's best known European comic book.

"BulkyPix is honoured to be given the opportunity of using all its expertise to develop two high-quality games that will soon be available for mobile platforms."

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With a new book and animated movie on the way, there are exciting times ahead for the classic comic property.

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