Technology

EXCLUSIVE: Cartamundi’s Marco Van Haaften on why NFTs are “a prerequisite for success”

Marco Van Haaften is Global Licensing irector at Cartamundi. He’s participating in a panel called ‘Everything you need to know about Web 3.0’ alongside Lex Scott from Banijay Brands and Beanstalk’s Dave Tovey at the next European edition of Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit, taking place 21 June, at the …

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Miko 3 welcomes Kidoodle.TV

Miko has announced a collaboration with A Parent Media Co (owner of Kidoodle.TV) to make Kidoodle.TV’s ever-growing kids’ content catalog available on Miko 3 robots. The content includes kid favourites such as “Booba,” “Big B Statz Roblox,” “SuperHeroKids,” “Talking Tom Shorts” and “T-Rex Ranch”, plus dozens of other shows available …

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MGA Entertainment, Gamefam and WildBrain Spark team for L.O.L. Surprise! Roblox integration

MGA Entertainment’s L.O.L. Surprise! collaboration with leading Roblox developer Gamefam and award-winning digital media company WildBrain Spark has launched phase two of its six-week campaign in the popular “Twilight Daycare” game in Roblox. The campaign first kicked off in March and garnered over 85 million global engagements in the first …

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The LEGO Group and Epic Games to create safe metaverse experience for kids

The LEGO Group and Epic Games are teaming up to build “an immersive, creatively inspiring and engaging digital experience” for kids of all ages to enjoy together. The family-friendly digital experience will give kids access to tools that will empower them to become confident creators and deliver amazing play opportunities …

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Horrid Henry’s Krazy Karts to launch on Nintendo Switch this week

Novel Entertainment has partnered with P2 Games to develop and launch a new racing game for its internationally renowned Horrid Henry brand. Targeting kids aged 6+ and families, ‘Horrid Henry’s Krazy Karts’ will initially be available exclusively from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch worldwide from Friday 21 January. Based on …

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StoryToys launches LEGO DUPLO MARVEL mobile app

StoryToys (a subsidiary of Team17 Group plc), the LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment have announced the launch of LEGO DUPLO MARVEL, a mobile app for preschoolers. With over one million pre-orders globally, the app is now available from the App Store and Google Play. In LEGO DUPLO MARVEL even the youngest …

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Jazwares joins the Metaverse with Jazwares Game Studio and new Squishmallows Roblox game

Jazwares has announced the launch of Squishmallows on Roblox, the popular 3D gaming and experiences platform. Developed in-house, the Squishmallows game is the ultimate social virtual world where fans can collect Squishmallows virtual plush, hang out with friends in an ultra-cool and colourful world, compete in fun minigames, and customise …

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Hasbro announces Peppa Pig early years learning programme “Learn with Peppa”

Hasbro has announced “Learn with Peppa” – a major new brand extension to help promote early-years learning. Towards the end of 2022, the programme will kick off with Hasbro’s in-house developed learning app. The offering will expand in January 2023 through an extensive publishing programme with Ladybird, an imprint of …

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FunCraft and Sanrio partner for new mobile game Hello Kitty – Merge Town

Interactive entertainment company and mobile games publisher FunCraft, together with Sanrio, has announced the global launch of Hello Kitty – Merge Town, a puzzle and merge decoration game that brings a renowned cast of characters and town to life for the ultimate Hello Kitty and Friends gaming experience. Based on the …

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L.O.L. Surprise! Movie Night debuts on Nintendo Switch

The latest videogame instalment based on the award-winning L.O.L. Surprise! toy franchise is making its debut exclusively on Nintendo Switch. A collaboration between publisher Nighthawk Interactive and MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest privately held toy company in the US, the game is available for $39.99 digitally on the Nintendo eShop and physically …

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