Sony Pictures’ Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters this weekend, and just in-time for the latest cinematic release (a CGI reboot of sorts), Sony Pictures Television Games has release Smurfs Bubble Story. Available now for iOS and Android, the new mobile game was developed by Tic Toc Games in Burbank, and I’ve had a chance to go hands-on with it over the past week or so here at Rock Father HQ. A freemium title (free-to-play with in-app purchases), I made it up to around level 15 or so (I’m currently on level 23) before it asked me to buy credits. Adding a story and “collectible” digital Smurfs to the mix, it’s exactly the type of smooth, quick-play experience that you’d want from a bubble popper. Check out the launch trailer below…
“Smurfs Bubble Story is a fresh take on a timeless genre,” said Geremie Camara, Vice President, Sony Pictures Television Networks Games. “We blended a beloved franchise with endlessly engaging gameplay, creating an experience that will delight both fans of the Smurfs and mobile gaming players alike.”
Geared toward kids, families, fans of the Smurfs and bubble shooters in general, there’s a lot of appeal here as it’s quickly become a go-to for some fast fun. In fact, it might be a fine way to introduce the Smurfs to new audiences as the latest film rolls out.
About Smurfs: The Lost Village – In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! The feature is directed by Kelly Asbury, produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews, and written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo.
For more: http://www.playsmurfs.com