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  Kongregate & Fox Digital Entertainment Announce ‘Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards’ Mobile Game
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06/27/2016
 


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

San Francisco, Calif., June 27, 2016 – Fox Digital Entertainment and Kongregate, a leading publisher of mobile and web games and wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation, today announced Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, a new collectible-card mobile game incorporating five Twentieth Century Fox Television animated comedies: American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Futurama, and King of the Hill.

Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards will give fans the unique ability to play as their favorite characters from each series as they set out to create the ultimate show-themed deck and compete against friends and other players in epic battles.   

“We are thrilled to bring together these five animated comedies for the first time in Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards.” said Emily Greer, president and co-founder of Kongregate. “We are looking forward to integrating characters from these hit series in a unique and exciting way that fans of all the shows will really love.”

Kongregate is leading the game design and management and is co-developing the title with Chicago-based Synapse Games (developer of Tyrant Unleashed, Global Assault, and Spellstone) and San Francisco-based Chinzilla Games (developer of Little Alchemist). Synapse and Chinzilla have deep experience creating card battle games that appeal to both casual and core gamers. Animation Throwdown draws inspiration by combining the most popular gameplay elements of their titles into a single franchise.

“In Animation Throwdown, Peter Griffin will duke it out with Bob Belcher, or Leela, or even Hank Hill. Fans get to select their all-star lineup in this inventive, genre-bending game,” said Rick Phillips, Executive Vice–President, Fox Digital Entertainment. 

Kongregate will market the game to its global audience of millions of gamers who visit the Kongregate.com website each month. The company will also promote the game across its portfolio of mobile applications; through GameStop’s 4,200 U.S. store locations, 40 million PowerUp Rewards members, and across the GameStop web and mobile properties. Fox Digital Entertainment will use its various marketing platforms to promote the game as well.

Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards is currently scheduled for release in Q3, and will initially be available on iOS and Android devices. The game will eventually be released on other platforms including kongregate.co m

About Kongregate

Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate's mobile publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles. Working closely with mobile game developers Kongregate provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays.  Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month.  Kongregate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.

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.

About American Dad!

AMERICAN DAD! follows staunch GOP supporter and CIA agent STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, Virginia. Stan’s blissfully unaware wife, FRANCINE (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that allows her to turn a blind eye toward Stan’s unabashed arrogance. Meanwhile, Stan constantly butts heads with his 18-year-old, left-wing activist daughter HAYLEY (Rachael MacFarlane), who knows just how to push her father’s buttons, whether it’s by helping the homeless, demanding women’s rights or advocating gun control. Hayley’s 14-year-old brother is the geeky yet cocky STEVE (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex. The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members. There’s the sassy and sarcastic space alien ROGER (Seth MacFarlane), who lives in the attic, loves to play dress-up and ran for U.S. President in 2012; and KLAUS (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German man who always throws in his two cents regardless of whether anyone is listening. This screwball family full of radically different personalities is just trying to figure out how to love and trust one another in a bi-partisan world. And with a guy like Stan in charge of national security, it’s guaranteed to be one wacky ride. AMERICAN DAD! is a 20th Century Fox Television production. The series was co-created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, and is executive produced by MacFarlane, Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle. Kara Vallow serves as producer. AMERICAN DAD! is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

About Bob’s Burgers

BOB’S BURGERS follows BOB (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but the rest of the clan falls short on service. Despite the greasy counters and lousy location, the Belchers are determined to make every "Grand Re-Re-Re-opening" a success. Bob’s wife LINDA (John Roberts) stands by her man and often does so by bursting into song. Their eldest daughter, 13-year-old TINA (Dan Mintz), has a slight obsession with boys and zombies. Middle child GENE (Eugene Mirman) is an aspiring musician with a thirst for life. LOUISE (Kristen Schaal) is the bunny ears-wearing youngest daughter with an off-kilter sense of humor that makes her somewhat of a liability in the kitchen – and with the public. A 20 th Century Fox Television production, BOB’S BURGERS was created by Loren Bouchard (“Home Movies”). Bouchard and Jim Dauterive (“King of the Hill”) serve as executive producers and writers, with animation produced by Bento Box Entertainment. BOB’S BURGERS is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

About Family Guy

FAMILY GUY follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter’s wife, a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family’s antics. Then there are their kids: 18-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis) is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog and a ladies man.  FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer.  Rich Appel and Steve Callaghan serve as executive producers/co-showrunners, while Danny Smith and Kara Vallow are executive producers. FAMILY GUY is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

About Futurama

FUTURAMA focuses on the life of PHILIP J. FRY (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There, he meets a cast of characters, including love interest LEELA (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, best friend BENDER (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot, PROFESSOR FARNSWORTH (Billy West), a brilliant yet forgetful scientist and intrepid inventor, HERMES (Phil LaMarr), the company’s detail-oriented bureaucrat, AMY (Lauren Tom), an intern who is as cute as she is klutzy, and ZOIDBERG (Billy West), a lobster-like, self-proclaimed expert on humans. Throughout their adventures, the team encounters MOM (Tress MacNeille), the foul-mouthed owner of MomCorp, ZAPP BRANNIGAN (Billy West), the vain, self-absorbed captain of the starship Nimbus, and many others. Just as it is today, life in the future is a complex mix of the wonderful and horrible, where things are still laughable no matter how wild and crazy they get. Fry’s introduction to life in New New York includes a visit to The Head Museum, where the heads of humanity’s most renowned and influential people live on. Against a backdrop of pesky aliens, exasperating robots, and malfunctioning gadgets, Fry finds that people still struggle with the same daily anxieties of life and love. FUTURAMA, the Emmy Award-winning series created by Matt Groening, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with The Curiosity Company, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. providing the animation. Groening, David X. Cohen, and Ken Keeler serve as executive producers. FUTURAMA is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

About King of the Hill

KING OF THE HILL depicts the life and times of HANK HILL (Mike Judge), his family and their neighbors in the fictional suburb of Arlen, Texas. A hard-working, loyal family man and proud Texan, Hank is assistant manager of Strickland Propane. He’s a blue-collar man of all trades who sees himself as the voice of common sense and reason in a world of incompetent sales clerks, meddling bureaucrats and do-good liberals. Hank’s better half is his wife, PEGGY (Kathy Najimy). Peggy sees herself as a woman of many talents: realtor, substitute Spanish teacher, fast-pitch softball hurler, local Boggle champion and notary public. Hank and Peggy’s pride and joy is their 13-year-old son, BOBBY (Pamela Adlon). The family is completed by Hank’s 18-year-old niece, LUANNE (Brittany Murphy). Hank can often be found around a barbeque with his beer guzzling neighborhood buddies, DALE (Johnny Hardwick), BILL (Stephen Root) and BOOMHAUER (Mike Judge). Dale’s an exterminator who never met a conspiracy he didn’t like, Bill’s a lonely-hearted Army barber with low self-esteem, and Boomhauer is a cool, rockabilly, muscle-car-driving ladies’ man who speaks unintelligible English. Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are co-creators/executive producers and John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa, Howard Klein and Michael Rotenberg are executive producers for KING OF THE HILL, which is a Twentieth Century Fox Television production in association with Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films and 3 Arts Entertainment.  KING OF THE HILL is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

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Joey Mooring

GameStop – Public Relations

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Kyle Stephenson

GameStop – Public Relations

817-722-7735

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