ITV Studios Global Entertainment has teamed with Kuato Studios to develop a game app based on the new boys’ action series, Robozuna.
Set to release this autumn along with the series launch, the app will be available on iOS and Android.
Kuato Studio is an award-winning development studio based in the UK. The team has seen previous success with the likes of the Dino Tales and Safari Tales apps, as well as Code Warriors.
Kuato Studios has previously worked with ITV Studios on a Thunderbirds Are Go story-telling game app that is due to launch this summer.
Robozuna is a Netflix original animated series that follows the adventures of the 14 year old Ariston and his homemade robot, Mangle. The original IP will launch across multiple platforms including linear broadcast in the UK, SVOD around the globe through Netflix, youTube Kids with short form content as well as in apps and gaming.
The new app, aimed at kids aged five and upwards, will allow users to customise their own Combatabots and do battle with other bots in the Robozuna arenas by coding their movements.
“The multimedia approach we are taking with Robozuna through a combination of broadcast, YouTube and influencer involvement means that the property lends itself perfectly to this kind of digital gaming proposition,” said Steve Green, EVP kids content and distribution, ITVS GE.
“This game will be a bot-battling dream for girls and boys, with tons of customisable options and details to unleash their creativity, but it will also teach them how to code as they play – a crucial skill to develop and one that is in line with school curriculums and recommendations.”
Mark Horneff, managing director of Kuato Studios, added: “Kids are going to absolutely love Robozuna. It’s such an exciting programme that will capture the imaginations of children of all ages and we are delighted to continue our developer partnershps with ITV Studios.
“Our core value behind creating games is to ensure they are fun, but also to help kids learn. Coding is such an important life skill these days and bot-battling has got to be one of the most exciting ways to hone those skills.”