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Adult Swim Expands Gaming Universe With Acquisition of Big Pixel Studios

Turner’s Adult Swim has announced the acquisition of UK-based game developer, Big Pixel Studios. This acquisition is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming, and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular Intellectual Property (IP).

Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game, Pocket Mortys, based on the characters from Adult Swim’s #1 comedy animated series, Rick and Morty, which has recently been picked up for an additional 70 episodes. The studio is continuing to add more elements to Pocket Mortys for fans to explore.

After more than eight years of rolling out highly original and addictive titles like Amateur Surgeon and Robot Unicorn Attack, Adult Swim Games has built a respected reputation in the industry as a top indie publisher and now looks to take its success to the next level.‘We’re thrilled to have Dave and the team at Big Pixel join Adult Swim Games,’ said vice president of Adult Swim Games, Jeff Olsen. ‘Having such a talented, creative team in-house will allow us to build much deeper and more immersive games for fans.’

This past season, Pocket Mortys introduced multiplayer capabilities and launched a weekly release of all-new avatars throughout season three of Rick and Morty for fans to collect including: Commander Rick, Judge Morty, Summer, Tinkles, Scary Terry, Ants in My Eyes Johnson and many more. In total, fans can currently collect more than 250 Mortys and over 100 avatars in the game, with even more new content and characters being introduced in 2018.

‘We are extremely proud of the relationship between Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games resulting in the success of Pocket Mortys,’ said David Burpitt, managing director of Big Pixel Studios. ‘I hope our players are as excited as we are knowing that this new chapter puts us in a fantastic position to develop existing and new titles for them to enjoy.’

Pocket Mortys lets players assemble the best team of Mortys to train and battle each other in the delight of the Council of Ricks. With the multiplayer function, fans can battle each other across new dimensions, putting their Morty training skills to the ultimate test while collecting dozens of new Mortys and avatars.

Since its launch in January 2016, Pocket Mortys is one of Adult Swim’s most downloaded mobile games to-date. Pocket Mortys is available now for free on Google Play and the App Store.

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