According to a recent announcement, Disney has entered into a multi-year mobile game development partnership deal with mobile entertainment company Jam City. The deal will allow Jam City to helm the popular match game Disney Emoji Blitz. They will be joined by people from Disney’s Glendale games studio. The partnership will also see the two groups collaborate on new games based on popular Disney and Pixar properties, starting with a still-unnamed tie-in to next year’s holiday release of Frozen 2.
“Jam City is proud to be teaming with Disney,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “Disney is the world’s leader in beloved characters and brands that have engaged generations of fans for decades. Jam City’s leadership in mobile entertainment based on iconic entertainment IP, makes our company an ideal partner to develop a lineup of new mobile games with Disney’s most popular franchises.”
“While our licensing business for Disney Animation and Pixar games has grown over the last year and we have several top developers creating Disney games, this deal with Jam City represents a significant long-term opportunity for our games business and for the future slate of Disney and Pixar games,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President of Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney. “We can’t wait to see how Jam City and the incredibly talented team behind Disney Emoji Blitz will grow the already successful game and franchise, and how Jam City will bring their global reach and expertise in developing successful, enduring mobile games to the upcoming titles.”