BUBBLE GUM INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE TEAM CHANGES
Sydney, Australia 5th April, 2012
Independent Children’s Entertainment developer Bubble Gum Interactive has announced changes to the executive team as the company focuses on capitalising on early momentum and unanimously positive market reception to drive strong growth over the next twelve months.
Founder and Executive Producer Phillip Mason steps up to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Phil’s experience in digital entertainment and international business and his vision for creating compelling family-friendly entertainment services for a global audience will provide strong direction for the business as it grows rapidly in 2012, with a focus on partnership deals and ongoing audience engagement.
“2012 will be a landmark year for Little Space Heroes” said Phil Mason. “Our virtual universe is experiencing rapid growth with tens of thousands of kids from fifty countries playing regularly since December with lots of fan blogs, sites and videos springing up everywhere!”
As CEO, Phil takes the place of Co-Founder Leigh Harrison who moves into the Chief Finance Officer and New Business Development roles. Leigh will leverage his extensive expertise in international product development, import and export to head up new business development as the company begins to work with partners to build a global licensing program.
“After attending the 2012 Australian Toy and Hobby Trade Fair and speaking with various interested parties from Australia and overseas, I’m excited to be leading plans to launch official Little Space Heroes merchandise internationally. A big credit goes to the team for creating a story-driven original IP that’s already garnered a rapidly growing global fan base. Our fans are already asking us for toys, games, books and more!”
Co-Founder Paul Gray has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer and also joins the Board of Directors. Paul brings extensive experience and vision, having worked in marketing, community management and product management roles for the Walt Disney Company in Australasia and Europe.
“We’re committed to creating a compelling new entertainment brand for kids and families worldwide. From our beginnings in creating the amazing new virtual universe Little Space Heroes, we’re excited to be taking the story into new platforms including mobile games and cartoons. It’s an amazing adventure!” said Paul Gray.
About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent children’s entertainment studio based in Sydney, Australia. Founded by kid’s entertainment veterans, Bubble Gum is passionate about creating fun and inclusive experiences that help kid’s discovery every day. Learn more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com
About Little Space Heroes
Little Space Heroes is story-driven family-friendly entertainment brand for kids worldwide. This compelling tale centres on the adventures of the Little Space Heroes as they search the galaxy for the dastardly Lord Shadowbot, a not-so-evil villain with a fear of the dark.
Much more than a virtual world, Little Space Heroes is a virtual universe that provides kids with a safe, social, fun and interactive experience to play with friends online.
Since launching in late 2011 at the game has experienced rapid growth and universal praise from kids, parents, teachers and press from over 50 countries. Discover more and blast off for adventure at www.littlespaceheroes.com