Home Plate Entertainment and Wild Grinders, LLC have partnered with game development studio Bubble Gum Interactive to create a brand new Wild Grinders App based on the hit cartoon series.
Los Angeles, June 12, 2014 –Home Plate Entertainment (HPE), led by Four-Time Emmy winning Industry veteran and Producer, Bill Schultz, announced today a deal to develop a mobile gaming App based on the studio’s hit animated skateboarding series, Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders. The game which will be available on both iOS and Android platforms is being developed in collaboration with Wild Grinders LLC and Australian based Bubble Gum Interactive (BGI), creators of the multi-award winning games, including Cake Bake Blitz and Space Heroes Universe!
Slated to launch in the 3rd Quarter of this year, the game will be marketed as a free-to-play game, with In-App Purchasing required for certain additional extras, characters, skateboards, costumes and “unlocks” for levels not available with the free download. “The team at Bubble Gum is so passionate about the brand and the game – and they know how to translate that passion in to an amazing game” stated Schultz. “I’m truly excited seeing the Wild Grinders mobile app come to life. The brand itself has grown so much since our launch. From toys to an animated series, and now a Mobile Game, it’s Amazing! We were looking for the right partner to bring Wild Grinders to this category and now we have it“, explained Tracy Tubera Co-Creator & Creative Director for Wild Grinders.
“The game is in the style of the extremely popular “endless run action mayhem” games, where the player chooses a character and skates through as many levels as possible while performing tricks, collecting power-ups, dodging obstacles and evading the pursuing security guards!” described Bubble Gum Interactive CEO Phil Mason. “As points and items are collected, players will be able to progress and unlock new characters and levels. We are also adding a super cool social leaderboard and player-vs-player system so fans can challenge and track their progress against friends from all over the world. It is cutting edge and should be great fun”.
The Wild Grinders series, currently in its second season on Nicktoons in the US, is loosely based on the childhood skate crew of creator, and pro-skater turned TV star, Rob Dyrdek, who also performs the voice of main protagonist Lil Rob, a charismatic young skateboarding phenom in the series who embodies imaginative and hilarious fantastical adventures with over-the-top street skateboarding tricks. The extensive and imaginative Wild Grinder cartoon universe is an abundantly rich basis for BGI’s veteran team to create the mobile game, which will be available around the world.
About Home Plate Entertainment
(HPE) is the Studio founded by four-time Emmy award winning animation industry veteran producer Bill Schultz. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it is positioned to offer a range of top level Production, IP Development, Financing, Exec Producing, and International TV Distribution services to its partners and clients, on a “custom fit” basis.” Prior to HPE, Bill Schultz, ran independent Animation studios Film Roman and Moonscoop for over 20 years and is also well known for producing a wide range of hit programs, from “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, “Garfield & Friends” and “Bobby’s World” to “Ed, Edd & Eddy” and “Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog”, Mattel’s re-launch of “He–Man Masters of the Universe”, and ”Cartoon Network’s Hero 108”.
About Wild Grinders, LLC
Wild Grinders LLC is a kids entertainment brand created by professional skateboarder & TV personality Rob Dyrdek. Wild Grinders is a perfect entry point for younger kids into the world of skateboarding. The brand teaches kids across the globe the camaraderie & unique self-expression of the skateboard culture all with an action packed & humorous style.
About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent game development studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to create compelling and engaging gaming experiences with a focus on fun, creativity, quality and story. Our kids online game, Space Heroes Universe! is a multi-award winning kids virtual world in which players create their own hero and explore a galaxy full of fun and adventure. Our games for mobile, including Cake Bake Blitz and Jetpack Jinx are available for Google Play and Apple iOS with more games launching later in 2014. Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com