Gameloft and Playmobil have announced a worldwide exclusive partnership for the development of the Playmobil Pirates game for smartphones and tablets. For over 38 years, Playmobil has been a major player in the toy market. Since its launch in 1974, over 2.5 billion figures have been produced and are enjoyed by children around the world. Gameloft is the first publisher to develop a game based on the famous Playmobil‘s franchise on mobile devices.
Immersing in the original world of Playmobil Pirates, players can meet up with the most iconic toys from the pirates range, from the classic figurines to the newest additions. Users must build their own pirate camp and recruit crew members while completing quests and mini-games. The modeling will remain faithful to the Playmobil characters, and the exciting pirate universe will delight fans of the franchise and a wide audience of gamers alike.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with a leader in digital games.” said Christian Buchner, Project Manager New Media, from PLAYMOBIL. “By featuring our world-famous pirates toys in an innovative and user-friendly digital game, Gameloft supports us in bringing PLAYMOBIL fans a new, totally immersive gaming experience.”
“PLAYMOBIL is one of the most famous children’s brands in the entertainment world and we’re excited to be the first publisher to bring these hugely popular toys to life on digital platforms.” said Gonzague de Vallois, Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft. “We’ve put a lot of effort into creating a gaming experience that remains faithful to the fascinating PLAYMOBIL universe, from the famous pirate ship to the brand’s unique characters.”
Playmobil Pirates will be available for free on iOS by the end of 2012.