Turner’s Adult Swim Buys Big Pixel Studios: The Game Developer Of The Rick And Morty Themed Mobile Game – Pocket Mortys

Turner's Adult Swim Buys Big Pixel Studios: The Game Developer Of The Rick And Morty Themed Mobile Game - Pocket Mortys

Turner’s Adult Swim Buys Big Pixel Studios: The Game Developer Of The Rick And Morty Themed Mobile Game – Pocket Mortys

Today (21st May), Turner’s young adult entertainment brand – Adult Swim has announced that they’ve acquired the game studio behind the highly successful Rick and Morty mobile game – Pocket Mortys. The game studio that developed Pocket Mortys is UK-based game developer – Big Pixel Studios, located in the Shoreditch area of London and not far from Turner’s brand new European headquarters which will open next year. Adult Swim bought the studio as part of their gaming and digital expansion plan, and to continue their commitment to create more multi-platform content based on the popular animated sci-fi comedy show. Adult Swim Games has already gained respect in the indie gaming industry as a game publisher and wants to expand upon its success. Since the game’s release, Big Pixel Studios has always been adding new features to game to keep players interested and there’s more features coming soon.

Rick and Morty was the number one comedy show across all U.S. television in 2017, and has recently been renewed for seventy episodes as part of a long-term deal. Pocket Mortys is inspired by popular role-playing monster collecting and battling video game franchises such as Pokémon but with a Rick and Morty twist. In the show, each dimension has a unique Rick and Morty who often meet at the Citadel of Ricks which is also the main center-point of the game. In the game, there’s over 150 different Mortys to collect, all weird in their own way. Also, you’ll have to train and combine Mortys to level them up, go to different dimensions and challenge other Ricks for a Morty battle. The ultimate goal is to defeat every member of the Council of Ricks and to collect every Morty in the game.

The game also features other well known characters from the series including Mr. Meeseeks, Bird Person and Jerry and also side-missions, tournaments and also crafting. The game introduced multiplayer battling last summer, and during the premiere of Rick and Morty season three, there was a weekly release of all-new avatars for fans to collect including: Commander Rick, Judge Morty, Summer, Tinkles, Scary Terry, Ants in My Eyes Johnson, and many more. To date, there’s more than 250 Mortys and 100 avatar to collect and there’s more to come too!

Pocket Mortys launched in January 2016 and became one of Adult Swim’s most downloaded mobile games to date. Pocket Mortys can be downloaded for free on Google Play for Android devices and the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.

From The Turner USA Press Release (via Turner UK) Adult Swim Expands Gaming Universe With Acquisition of Game Studio Big Pixel

Turner’s Adult Swim announced today the acquisition of UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This acquisition is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP.

Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys based off characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017, that was recently picked up for an additional 70 episodes. The studio is continuing to add more elements to Pocket Mortys for fans to explore.

After more than eight years of rolling out highly original and addictive titles like Amateur Surgeon and Robot Unicorn Attack, Adult Swim Games has built a respected reputation in the industry as a top indie publisher and now looks to take its success to the next level.

“We’re thrilled to have Dave and the team at Big Pixel join Adult Swim Games,” said vice president of Adult Swim Games, Jeff Olsen. “Having such a talented creative team in-house will allow us to build much deeper and more immersive games for fans.”

This past summer Pocket Mortys introduced multiplayer capability and launched a weekly release of all-new avatars timed to season three episodes of Rick and Morty for fans to collect including: Commander Rick, Judge Morty, Summer, Tinkles, Scary Terry, Ants in My Eyes Johnson, and many more. In total, fans can currently collect more than 250 Mortys and over 100 avatars in the game, with even more new content and characters being introduced in 2018.

“We are extremely proud of the relationship between Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games resulting in the success of Pocket Mortys,” said David Burpitt, managing director of Big Pixel Studios. “I hope our players are as excited as we are knowing that this new chapter puts us in a fantastic position to develop existing and new titles for them to enjoy.”

Pocket Mortys lets players assemble the best team of Mortys to train and battle each other in the delight of the Council of Ricks. With multiplayer, fans can battle each other across new dimensions putting their Morty training skills to the ultimate test while collecting dozens of new Mortys and avatars.

Since its launch in January 2016, Pocket Mortys is one of Adult Swim’s most downloaded mobile games to date. Pocket Mortys is available now for free on Google Play and the App Store.

About Big Pixel Studios

Founded in 2009 by three veterans of the games industry, Big Pixel Studios has gained a reputation by releasing a collection of exciting and original IP with innovative gameplay and unmistakable character. The studio has become a trusted go-to by returning clients to enhance high-profile IP for their brands.

https://www.bigpixelstudios.co.uk/

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The First Ever Adult Swim Festival Expands Its Lineup With 24 Additional Music And Comedy Acts

The First Ever Adult Swim Festival Expands Its Lineup With 24 Additional Music And Comedy Acts

The First Ever Adult Swim Festival Expands Its Lineup With 24 Additional Music And Comedy Acts

The first ever Adult Swim Festival will debut in Los Angeles on 6th to 7th October and Adult Swim has announced an additional 24 musical and comedy artists that will be performing at the festival. Hip-hop group – Run The Jewels already announced they will be at the festival. Adult Swim announced the festival back in March along with an animated Rick and Morty music video with music by Run the Jewels and animation by Studio Yotta. The Adult Swim Festival adds to Adult Swim’s already successful lineup of events including Adult Swim on the Green, the Rickmobile tour and the Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular heavy metal concert tour.

Adult Swim has been expanding into music more lately with its annual singles programme and with the use of its own record label – Williams Street Records. Adult Swim has always been known for its humour, so the next logical move was to host a festival combining music and comedy.

Music and Comedy acts will include: Big Freedia, BOSCO, Chad VanGaalen, Code Orange, Com Truise, Dan Deacon, Nick Rutherford, DAWN, On Cinema Live Featuring Dekkar & DKR, High On Fire, IDK, Julianna Barwick, Kitty, Shigeto, Sound Of Ceres, Thundercat, Unknown Hinson, Wavves, Zola Jesus, Ahmed Bharoocha, Hannibal Buress, Jo Firestone, Jena Friedman and Joe Pera.

In addition to the acts, festival attendees will have access to a marketplace which will include interactive gaming, exclusive merchandise and local food vendors.

Pre-sale for Weekend Passes, Preview Night and Single Day Passes for fans over the age of 18 are available for sale now. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow (Friday 18th May) at 9am PST/12pm EST. Payment plans are also available, so fans can buy now and pay the rest later.

For more information please visit the Adult Swim Festival website: http://www.adultswimfestival.com

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Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty Renewed In A Seventy Episode Long-Term Deal

Adult Swim's Rick And Morty Renewed In A Seventy Episode Long-Term Deal

Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty Renewed In A Long-Term Deal For Seventy New Episodes

It’s the announcement every Rick and Morty fan has been waiting for, today (10/05/2018) Adult Swim has announced the show renewal of Rick and Morty for an additional seventy episodes in a long-term deal. Show creators – Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are now back working on new episodes for the successful animated sci-fi comedy series. This means there will be even more space and cross-dimension adventures with Rick – a sociopathic and alcoholic scientist and his grandson, Morty – an easily distressed but loyal sidekick.

Rick and Morty was the number one comedy on U.S. television in 2017 for the millennial generation, the show has gone multi-platform too, with games, livestreaming, merchandise and fan events. To celebrate the show’s renewal, Adult Swim will be hitting the road once again in the RickMobile in a country-wide tour, the tour will kick off from Adult Swim’s hometown – Atlanta, Georgia and will visit 50 different locations across the United States, including San Diego Comic-Con. The Rick-shaped mobile shop will be offering new and exclusive custom-designed merchandise for fans.

Adult Swim is the #1 cable channel for young adults, the channel is known for it’s one-of-a-kind programming, its sense of humour and also for its fan experiences such as the Adult Swim on the Green tour and also the upcoming Adult Swim Festival which will be held on 6th-7th October in Los Angeles.

http://www.adultswim.com/presents/onthegreen/
http://adultswimfestival.com/

From The Turner USA Press Release: Multiverse Rejoices as Adult Swim Makes Long-Term Deal For Rick and Morty

Fans all over the multiverse can rest easy tonight, as show creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced while taking a shower this morning on Instagram, that they are heading back to work on their hit animated series, Rick and Morty. Adult Swim has made a long-term overall deal with the creators that will include 70 new episodes of the critically acclaimed series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.

Deemed what a “modern day hit” looks like, Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 with millennials and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, livestreaming, retail, and fan experiences.

In celebration of the deal, fans can look forward to the return of the highly successful country-wide tour of the Rickmobile, which hits the road on May 17th starting in Atlanta, GA. The one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop will be offering new exclusive, custom-designed show collectibles at more than 50 stops, including San Diego Comic Con in July.

Adult Swim continues to be the #1 cable destination for young adults, changing the game with one of a kind programming and producing innovative and immersive fan experiences with Adult Swim on the Green and the upcoming Adult Swim Festival in October.

*(Source: Nielsen, period 12/26-9/17/2017 Live+7, premieres only, based on delivery, English Broadcast and Ad-Supported Cable, >1 Telecasts)

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/multiverse-rejoices-adult-swim-makes-long-term-deal-rick-and-morty