WORLDWIDE BIGGIES UNVEILS CRIME-FIGHTING ANIMATED CHARACTER WITH NEW IPHONE GAME APP BIGBY: L.A.P.D.|
iPhone App and Addicting Games’ Flash Game to Launch on October 28
Look out bad guys, there’s a new crime-fighting kid in town! This month, Worldwide Biggies Inc., the digital entertainment studio helmed by family entertainment hit-maker Albie Hecht, is introducing its latest animated character sensation Bigby, a 9-year-old genius who believes that 96% of all bad things in the world are caused by pirates and dragons and it’s his job to stop them. Bigby will make his debut as part of a new mobile game application, Bigby: L.A.P.D. which will be available for download on both iPhone and iTouch on October 28th for 99 cents. Additionally, a flash version of the game will be simultaneously launching on Addicting Games, the largest online games site in the U.S.
Wearing his signature bear suit pajamas and mighty jet pack, game players can help this crime-fighting genius save the world as part of the L.A.P.D. aka League Against Pirates and Dragons. Using the accelerometer to walk and the touch screen to jump and fly, Bigby must go through 20 levels of streets, sewers, rooftops and skyscrapers in order to fight and capture pirates and dragons throughout the big city. When Bigby isn’t trying to save the world, he’s usually seen chowing down on his favorite food, chicken parmigiana. So players, be sure to eat plenty of chicken parm, grab a shield, and look out for the pirate farts!
Hecht, who was recently named one of Hollywood Reporter’s Top 50 Digital Power Innovators, has consistently been at the forefront of emerging platforms. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, Hecht was the architect behind some of the most successful children's franchises of all-time including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and Jimmy Neutron. Worldwide Biggies plans to give Bigby the same star treatment with a full transmedia strategy to rollout following on the heels of the iPhone game including an animated television, film and interactive web series.
“We see Bigby as an innovative new character franchise with crossover appeal,” said Albie Hecht, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Biggies Inc. “Kids, tweens, and young adults are consuming content and interacting with characters in a whole new way and we felt the best approach to initially engage this audience is through a platform like the iPhone which has become an intrinsic part of their daily lives.”
Bigby: L.A.P.D. also features a bonus animated video created by Worldwide Biggies which chronicles Bigby’s latest hilarious adventure as he tries to save international pop superstar Shakira from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon!
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About Worldwide Biggies Inc.
Helmed by longtime children's entertainment veteran Albie Hecht, Worldwide Biggies is a digital entertainment studio producing and creating interactive IP for the digital family and designed for additional distribution across all platforms including film, TV and licensing. Worldwide Biggies launched its first multi-platform hit on Nickelodeon and Nick.com with The Naked Brothers Band. Hecht also created and produced the Video Game Awards an annual fixture on Spike TV. In 2010, Worldwide Biggies will also launch two separate virtual worlds for kids, a robust slate of iPhone/iPod Touch games, and continues to develop and produce innovative television programming for leading networks as well as continue internal development of over 30 original IP’s. Among other 2010 projects, Worldwide Biggies is in development on a feature film with Sony Pictures called Swift.