THQ Nordic and MGM have announced plans to bring the classic Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? franchise to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC later this year. The game is in development with THQ Nordic-owned studio Handy Games. Developed by Massive Miniteam, the game will be published by THQ Nordic subsidiary HandyGames. The original Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? game show ran for five successful seasons on FOX Primetime and averaged 20 million viewers a week in its first season. That success was accompanied by 300 original episodes for syndication. The format remains incredibly relevant today, having been produced in more than 70 countries around the world, and enjoying success across multiple platforms including a YouTube channel and Podcast.
MGA Entertainment, in collaboration with leading professional Roblox developer, Gamefam, and award-winning digital media company, WildBrain Spark, launched phase two of its six week campaign in the popular “Twilight Daycare” game in Roblox with a L.O.L. Surprise! crossover. The campaign first kicked off in March and garnered over 85 million global engagements in the first 10 days. Fans were tasked with completing interactive challenges presented by the newest L.O.L. Surprise! dolls that hit shelves this month.
The new blockchain racing game, K4 Rally, has teamed with various professional race drivers to bring blockchain technology into the world of racing, offering users a game filled with enthusiasm, thrill, and fun. K4 Rally combines racing gameplay, a Play2Earn model, NFT gaming, and is as close to being a real rally sport as it gets.
JumpStart, owner of Neopets, is thrilled to announce a new agreement with premier sports and entertainment collectibles company, Upper Deck, to release a long-awaited new line of Neopets collectible trading cards.
UNIS Technology Ltd, a multinational developer and manufacturer of coin-operated games, announces the launch of their new consumer brand called TekyGo!— a creation that integrates arcade gaming technology with exercise toys for kids.
Kids looking to boost their math skills have an assist from the NBA Math Hoops App by Learn Fresh. The free app is available for iOS and Android devices and leverages a simple yet engaging game design to help students in grades 3-8 master the basics of arithmetic using real NBA and WNBA player statistics. Kids draft a team of NBA and WNBA players and compete to score points by solving a series of math problems. Users can play in Quick Play mode or join a league with other users!
Just Play, a leading global consumer products company behind several best-selling toy lines including Blue’s Clues & You!, CoComelon, Disney Doorables, and Slinky, has announced the launch of a new Entertainment & Gaming division focused on the creation of new and original IP through content and gaming. Stone Newman has been appointed as the company’s inaugural Chief Content Officer.
During a night celebrating outstanding achievements in the global video game industry, Nintendo was honored at this year’s The Game Awards with the award for Best Action/Adventure Game for Metroid Dread.