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  Big Blue Bubble collaborates with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush to create new My Singing Monsters character
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07/29/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

JULY 29, 2013 – Big Blue Bubble Inc. has joined musical forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kristian Bush of Sugarland to collaborate on a brand new character for My Singing Monsters, their award-winning and critically-acclaimed title which is currently enjoying success on multiple platforms.

Bush contributed vocals and mandolin for the ‘Shugabush,’ which was designed and animated by the talented artists at Big Blue Bubble. The collaboration began when Bush – who was introduced to the game by his 11 year old son – tweeted his affection for the game. Creator Dave Kerr responded, and the two eventually connected off-line to dream up a new fedora-wearing, mandolin-strumming character. The Shugabush will make his debut in the game on Monday, July 29.

"This whole experience has been a blast,” says Bush. “First of all, the music in My Singing Monsters is irresistible -- that's what drew me to the game. And since I love to dream big via social media, I'm so glad that Dave Kerr and his team at My Singing Monsters dreamed back. I've always wanted to let my inner monster out... and I think I'm finally about to impress my son."

“Working with Kristian was an amazing experience! He was enthusiastic and upbeat throughout the process. I can't wait for the public to see his groovy new monster.” says Dave. “Kristian's sweet mandolin and unmistakable voice add great depth to the music in a way that only a true professional can.”

As the monster’s in-game bio attests, the Shugabush is “is a true embodiment of the spirit of collaboration.” Big Blue Bubble is excited to share this new content with its millions of players around the globe, and looking forward to developing even more in future updates to My Singing Monsters.

Download the game for free to meet Shugabush!

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/my-singing-monsters/id521671873?mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigbluebubble.singingmonsters.full

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Blue-Bubble-Singing-Monsters/dp/B00A4O6NMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1374179196&sr=1-1&keywords=my+singing+monsters

About Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s. In 2002, Bush founded country duo Sugarland; since then, he and partner Jennifer Nettles have surpassed sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieved eight No. 1 singles and won numerous honors including ACM, CMA, and AMA Awards. In 2011, he launched the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect ( www.songsofthearchitect.com). Most importantly, he has the honor of being a dad to two amazing kiddos, Camille and Tucker, who discovered the Singing Monsters in the first place. For more information on Kristian, visit his website at KristianBush.com, or follow him on Twitter @kristianbush.

About Big Blue Bubble

Based in London, Ontario, Big Blue Bubble is a premium mobile game development studio. Founded by game industry veterans in 2004, Big Blue Bubble recognized the potential of the mobile market at an early stage, and seized the opportunity to raise the standards of mobile gaming. Today, Big Blue Bubble remains wholly focussed on mobile technologies and has firmly established themselves as a leader in this space, leveraging a freemium business model with innovative monetization strategies. Big Blue Bubble’s complete portfolio contains over 100 released games with distribution in over 130 countries with sales exceeding millions. Their excellence in mobile games has repeatedly been recognized internationally in numerous awards, including Mobile Game of Year for the past three years for their own original IPs: Thumpies, Burn the Rope, and My Singing Monsters.