Jam City Brings The Grinch To Mobile Gaming For The First Time Ever With Panda Pop “Grinchmas” Takeover
Top Bubble Shooter Game Gets Thoroughly Who-ified with Grinch Game Artwork, Levels, Contests, and Prizes; Even Holiday Grinches Can Play and Enjoy!
Los Angeles – November 30, 2017 – You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch… Unless you’re bringing gamers holiday gifts! Leading mobile game maker, Jam City, in collaboration with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and White Space Entertainment, is bringing one of the world’s most popular characters, Dr. Seuss’s the Grinch, to mobile gaming for the first time ever this holiday season.
Panda Pop, the world’s most popular bubble shooter game with over 100 million downloads, is featuring a complete “Grinchmas” holiday takeover from now until January. The title, in which players pop bubbles to save baby pandas, is getting Who-ified game artwork and levels, major Grinch in-game events with prizes, Grinch Gifts, a brand new Grinch costume for Mama Panda, a Grinch starter pack for all new players, and, last but not least, a Grinch Global Save the Babies event where players will team up to save 600 million panda babies and win prizes!
“It is a unique honor to be working with such a wonderfully nostalgic and iconic brand. When you combine the massive worldwide appeal of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch with one of the most delightful, creative puzzle games in the world, you have a recipe for holiday gaming magic,” said Josh Yguado, Co-Founder, President and COO of Jam City. “Our entire Panda Pop team’s hearts have grown three sizes at the chance to make this a special holiday season for our millions of players.”
Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time having written and illustrated 45 children’s books, including the holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This year marks the 60th anniversary of this perennial favorite story which has been translated to a TV special, film and stage.
“The Grinch’s whimsical tale has been a part of holiday traditions for sixty years now.” said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “By organically featuring the Grinch in a compelling, interactive mobile game like Panda Pop, we can bring this familiar tale to fans in a completely new way.”
“Jam City and Panda Pop were at the top of our list when looking for a strong gaming partner to bring the Grinch to mobile platforms for the first time,” said Stephanie Sperber, CEO of White Space. Sean Haran, COO and Head of Games at White Space Entertainment, adds,“The game experience seamlessly integrates the Grinch in the Panda Pop world for a fun holiday celebration.”
Grinchmas Calendar in Panda Pop
- Grinch PvP Events (Dec 1–4, 11–15, and 22–25): Players compete with a group of 10 other players and the Grinch to beat the most levels and earn prizes.
- Grinch Solo Save the Babies Event (Dec 4–7): Compete against the Grinch to win prizes.
- Grinch Boss Events (Dec 7–11 and 25–29): Compete against the Grinch to win prizes.
- Grinch Global Save the Babies Events (Dec 15–18 and Dec 29–Jan 1): Players team up in co-op event to save 600 million babies and win prizes.
- Grinch Rush Event (Dec 18–22): Help Mama Panda beat 220 levels and win a huge reward!
- Grinch Daily Gifts Event (Dec 19–25): Play Panda Pop each day to unlock new prizes in this advent calendar style event.
About Jam City
Jam City is a Los Angeles-based mobile game maker with global reach. The company was co-founded in 2010 by former MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Aber Whitcomb, and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Its portfolio of titles–which includes Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff and Marvel Avengers Academy–has been downloaded more than 800 million times and is regularly played by nearly 50 million people monthly. Jam City has studios in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Buenos Aires.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship people have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges.” That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
About White Space Entertainment
White Space Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based brand management and licensing entertainment agency. Founded in 2015, White Space works with clients to unleash the full potential of their properties by unlocking and monetizing embedded value. White Space provides clients with deep expertise and insights in licensing, digital gaming, retail, strategic alliances and franchise management.
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