Gogii Games and Archie Studios to launch gamers into the world of RiverdaleApr. 04, 2012, Moncton, NB,
Gogii Games and Archie Studios announce partnership
Gogii Games and Archie Comics announced plans today to join forces to create an interactive Archie Comics game, which will be free to play and accessible to users in multiple languages and devices.
Archie Comics, the world’s largest mass-market comic book company and home to such recognizable characters as Archie, Betty and Veronica, and Jughead will be the stars of this story-driven game, with development already underway. The game will feature all the classic and iconic elements of Archie’s world, from Riverdale High to his two love interests, Betty and Veronica -- not to mention friends and foes like Reggie, Jughead and more.
First published in 1941, this series has reached more than 2 billion people, tapping into an explosive fan base eager for content. “We’re excited and honored to be partnering with Gogii Games,” said Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “They came up with a way to really bring the comics to life and to engage an entirely new and fervent fan base. We can’t wait for this game to go live across all platforms and countries.”
“On a personal level, I’m ecstatic to see my favourite childhood characters in a game,” said George Donovan, president and founder of Gogii Games. “I know this is going to be for the whole family. My parents and my kids know these characters. Archie is an icon, and we intend to create a virtual Archie’s universe worthy of the brand.”
With a full time staff of more than 34 individuals, Gogii Games and their innovative team have been developing games since 2006. Considered champions in the casual gaming sector, the company has been in discussions with Archies Studios for a few months. Donovan adds, “The synergy between Archie Studios and Gogii was there right away. It’s incredible; I couldn’t imagine a better partnership.”
Donovan adds that support from the local provincial government in New Brunswick was instrumental in securing the deal and beginning work on the project. “We’re even more ecstatic and proud to be able to bring a license of this caliber to work on from beginning to the end in our home town of Moncton. For us, it’s quite a coup! And we couldn’t have done it without the support that we’ve received from the province.”
The Archie Comics game will be uniquely accessible to families and fans of the series, with a host of characters and locations available to build a virtual, expansive and engaging environment. The free-to-play title will be developed for multiple platforms, supporting iPad, iPhone, Android and Flash, which means fans, can access the game from a number of devices.
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About Gogii Games
A developer and publisher of casual games, Gogii Games has been committed to creating entertaining and valuable content since 2006. Considered an industry leader in the Canadian gaming industry and champions in hidden object and adventure gaming categories, products are available in 11 languages, and released to multiple platforms including PC, IOS, Android and MAC. For more information, please visit www.gogiigames.com
About Gogii Games
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and is home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, the Mighty Crusaders, Super Duck, Lil’ Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold almost 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.