Free-to-play glee rhythm game coming to mobile
ME NewsWire/Business Wire
SAN FRANCISCO. - Thursday, November 13th 2014
KLab Inc., a leader in mobile online games based in Japan, today announced their licensing agreement with Fox Digital Entertainment to develop a mobile game based on the FOX television series Glee. KLab will produce a free-to-play rhythm game featuring characters and songs from the musical comedy series.
KLab CEO Tetsuya Sanada says, “KLab has been publishing games aggressively in the global market since 2012 and focusing on A-class IP acquisition. We’re extremely excited to announce our partnership with Fox Digital Entertainment. Glee is an attractive IP to make a global game with its popularity, die-hard fans, and community.”
“Our goal is to celebrate Glee’s phenomenal legacy with a game that will entertain Gleeks the world-over for a long time to come,” said Rick Phillips, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Fox Digital Entertainment. ”Partnering with KLab to develop a character-based, music-driven game is a natural fit and we couldn’t be more excited.”
The game will be released in the first half of 2015 on iOS and Android.
Entering its sixth and final 13-episode season, Glee is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented young adults in search of strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice.
Over the last five years, the series has followed a dynamic group of high school students from the halls of McKinley to the mean streets of New York City, as they embarked on life after high school. This season, after her humiliating failure as a TV actress, New Directions' original star, RACHEL BERRY (Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele), comes home to Lima to figure out what she wants to do next. Upon discovering that SUE SYLVESTER (Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley, Rachel takes it upon herself to reinstate and lead the glee club. Meanwhile, BLAINE ANDERSON (Darren Criss), SAM EVANS (Chord Overstreet) and WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) have all found surprising new gigs in Ohio. Throughout the season, other alumnae also will return to McKinley. Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors, including a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two Platinum and five Gold albums, more than 53 million songs and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie, four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The series reached its milestone 100th episode this past season with a memorable rendition of the hit that put the show on the map, “Don't Stop Believin'.”
GLEE has attracted A-list guest stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shirley MacLaine, John Stamos, Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Newton-John, Britney Spears, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Facinelli, June Squibb, Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert, among many others.
Founded in 2000, KLab is an industry leader in social mobile networking gaming in Japan. Employing over 800 people globally, the company is listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with headquarters in Japan, and offices in Singapore, Philippines, Shanghai, and the United States. The San Francisco office, opened in April 2012, is looking to expand our global portfolio and make a splash in the mobile apps market.
About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is the Twentieth Century Fox division dedicated to fostering new and innovative mobile content and apps in emerging distribution channels. FDE develops and produces original videos, apps, and games based on new concepts and extensions of existing Fox brands. The group has produced a number of award-winning products, among them ANGRY BIRDS™ RIO, ICE AGE VILLAGE™, THE SIMPSONS™ TAPPED OUT, FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF and many others.
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