Sydney, Australia – 20th August 2013 – Fans of the multi award-winning kid’s virtual world Space Heroes Universe! are firing up their Starjets and soaring off for fun with the release of the second episode of this animated short form series.

Episode 2, entitled “Rumble in the Jungle!” sees the intrepid Space Heroes face their biggest challenge yet – literally! Lord Shadowbot’s unleashed a diabolical giant robot mining machine and is plundering a mysterious planet of its energy crystals. It’s up to our Space Heroes (and some four legged friends) to face off to Shadowbot’s long-suffering henchmen Nyxx and Smashbot and foil the dastardly plan. The episode infuses a hearty serving of comedy fun with slapstick humour and cheeky references to classic films such as The Empire Strikes Back and the Karate Kid.

“Space Heroes Universe is a growing multiplatform brand experience encompassing an acclaimed virtual world and games for mobile,” said Phil Mason, CEO Bubble Gum Interactive. “Our first cartoon had such a positive response, even winning the 2012 Pixel Award, we’re thrilled to bring the second episode to our millions of fans worldwide.”

Episode 2 marks another push in the right direction, with the team at Bubble Gum focused on continued growth of the Space Heroes Universe brand franchise. In addition to the toons, the company plan to release an epic story-driven mobile game early in 2014 to feed the appetites of the current global community of more than 2 million registered Space Heroes Universe players.

The new episode is available to watch on the Space Heroes Universe YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/spaceheroes).

“Storytelling is shifting from traditional broadcast TV to digital platforms” said Paul Gray, CMO. “By creating these fun, bite-sized toons for our fans, we’re able to take the story direct to smartphones and tablets.”

As part of its push into mobile gaming, Bubble Gum Interactive is launching a diverse range of upcoming titles. Their first game Jetpack Jinx has had in excess of 200,000 device installs, demonstrating strong demand for story-driven content from the award winning studio. The studio will soon be unveiling their highly anticipated Cake Bake Blitz, a delicious tale sure to delight existing and new fans around the world.

Blast off for adventure in Space Heroes Universe! the story-driven virtual world for kids at www.spaceheroes.com.

Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent games and entertainment studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Established to create compelling and engaging multi-platform gaming experiences, the studio produces story-driven mobile games, virtual worlds and animated cartoons. The multi-award winning Space Heroes Universe! virtual world is played by kids from over 100 countries. Our first game for mobile, Jetpack Jinx is available for Google Play and Apple iOS with a slate of games launching through 2013 including the highly anticipated Cake Bake Blitz. Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com.

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