Paris- and Los Angeles-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios together with independent videogame developer BTC Studios PLC, a Warsaw-based, stock listed company, announced an agreement to develop, market and distribute a slate of enjoyable new mobile, PC and console games based on hit animation properties for players worldwide.
Under the terms of the agreement, BTC Studios PLC will develop interactive software games based on Cyber Group Studios’ catalogue hit series Taffy, Sadie Sparks and The Pirates Next Door.
“We’re very excited to be working with BTC Studios PLC to provide new experiences on our three successful TV series, Taffy, Sadie Sparks and The Pirates Next Door,” said Thierry Braille, VP Interactive and Video Game division, Cyber Group Studios, and Dominique Bourse, COO, Cyber Group Studios. “BTC Studios PLC is an established player in the game market and has managed to concentrate a very strong group of talents to produce powerful games on our TV series.”
“We share excitement with our partner, Cyber Group Studios, to kick off this high-potential project,” commented Aroslaw Zeisner, COO, BTC Studios.
“We have already started production of the first two mobile games: Taffy: Feed the Kitty and Taffy’s Food Run. Within the next six months, we will start development of the next games, according to the agreed pipeline, as well as the broadcaster’s publishing schedule. The first commercialization is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.”
Taffy (78 x 7’ HD 2D), a slapstick comedy series based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios developed with Turner, is already a worldwide success on Boomerang. The series is now airing on Disney (Germany) and will soon launch on France Télévisions. Nominated for The Best Kids Short Award by Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) 2019, this first Boomerang original series follows the non-stop slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley, when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs. Muchmore takes in Taffy, a raccoon imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat.
Sadie Sparks (52 x 11’ HD – 2D and CGI), the new magical animated comedy series produced by Cyber Group Studios with Brown Bag Films for Disney Channel (EMEA & Russia), is already enchanting worldwide audiences, airing on Discovery (Latin America), Tele Quebec and debuting in 2020 on Turner (Italy), ABC Kids (Australia) and the U.K. free-to-air POP channel. The series, aimed at children ages 6 to 10, has been selected to be screened at BAFTA Kids Festival (London) and selected to be part of the International Panorama TV Series in the Kids category at Cartoons on the Bay – Pulcinella Awards (Italy). Sadie Sparks follows the daily life of a teenage girl who discovers that she has extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, such powers can only be harnessed in partnership with an ancient and extremely grumpy magical rabbit called Gilbert, who just wants to retire.
The Pirates Next Door (52×11’ HD – CGI), a comedy series produced by Cyber Group Studios for France Télévisions, is based on the best-seller by Jonny Duddle, winner of the United Kingdom 2012 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The series follows the daily life of a family of pirates who settle in a tiny seaside town. The series is already a worldwide success sold to over 100 countries and acquired by a large number of key broadcasters, including Clan (Spain), WDR / KIKA (Germany), RAI (Italy), NRK (Norway) and SVT (Sweden). This humor and action-packed adventure comedy series has been officially selected by the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – CICFF (U.S.A.) in the Animated TV / Animated Production category and has been screened at MONSTRA 2019 – Lisbon Animation Festival (Spain).