Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nickelodeon Releases New 'Dora’s Worldwide Adventure' and 'Nick Football Champions' Apps Globally [Updated With PR]

Update (13/6) - Below is Nickelodeon International's official Press Release announcing the exciting news:

NICKELODEON INTERNATIONAL TAPS INTO GLOBAL TRENDS WITH THE LAUNCH OF TWO APPS:

DORA’S WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE AND NICK FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS


Both apps are available in 12 languages and join a mobile library of 50+ international

Nickelodeon apps



LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2018) – Nickelodeon International today launched two apps for international audiences: Dora’s Worldwide Adventure, an educational geography app, and Nick Football Champions, a pop culture-driven celebration of global football season that invites kids to team up with Nickelodeon’s beloved characters to pursue ultimate victory. Available in 12 languages, both apps are available to download in markets outside of the US via the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon stores.

“Both of these new games tap into what’s important to our audience. Our research shows 89% of kids ages 6-8 are curious about the world. We created Dora’s Worldwide Adventure with that global interest and curiosity in mind,” said Kate Sils, Vice President, Multiplatform and Brand Engagement, Nickelodeon International. “Similarly, we know that the majority of parents with children ages 6-11 report doing everything with their kids1 and that football is the most watched sport of parents with children in this demo. So we’re excited to connect our iconic characters with such a globally beloved sport in Football Champions – the ultimate Nick style football tournament.”

Drawing on Dora the Explorer’s legacy of exploration, Dora’s Worldwide Adventure introduces preschoolers to geography, inviting them to learn and celebrate different cultures with Dora, Boots, Swiper and more. At launch, players can explore seven different countries via the app: Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US.


In Dora’s Worldwide Adventure, players can:

  • TAKE PHOTOS – Help Dora take pictures of landmarks, animals and objects as she explores different countries.
  • RECORD MEMORIES IN DORA’S PHOTO BOOK – Fill up Dora's travel photobook with pictures, stickers and more. Parents can play along with their preschoolers while they learn about the places that they have visited.
  • DRESS UP DORA – Players can unlock shirts, dresses, hats and more as they explore different countries.

And in a timely celebration of football season, Nick Football Champions invites kids to score goals as one of their favorite Nickelodeon characters in this fast, fun and wacky football game. Each character is portrayed in a blocky, 8-bit pixel style.


In Nickelodeon Football Champions, players can:

  • Dodge defenders, compete in matches, win tournaments and take their shot in penalty shootouts to see how many trophies they can win.
  • Earn keys to unlock new characters and Nickelodeon worlds, such as SpongeBob SquarePants’ Bikini Bottom, The Loud House’s Royal Woods and a new iteration of Manhattan portrayed in the upcoming new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Interact with others as players collect stickers that can be sent to friends via iOS.

Dora’s Worldwide Adventure is available for download for $3.99 USD. Nick Football Champions is available for free download.

Both apps follow ongoing international app successes for Nickelodeon, including Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures, which has amassed nearly 2 million downloads worldwide and the international launch of Nickelodeon’s global Sky Whale app, which offers augmented reality capabilities and has amassed more than 10 million downloads outside of the US. Dora’s Worldwide Adventure and Nick Football Champions join Nickelodeon’s portfolio of 50+ international apps with more than 100 million collective downloads.

1 Viacom Global Insights, 2017, 28,620 respondents aged 6-54 in 30 Countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, US.

2 GlobalWebIndex, 2Q17-1Q18, Parents of Kids 6-11 in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US, Vietnam.

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About Nickelodeon International
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

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Original post:

Nickelodeon International has today launched two brand-new apps for global users, one inspired by Dora the Explorer and the other football-themed!



Dora’s Worldwide Adventure is an educational geography app, whilst Nick Football Champions is a pop culture-driven celebration of global football season, inviting kids to team up with their favourite Nickelodeon characters to play the sport, score goals and to pursue ultimate victory.

Available in 12 languages, both apps can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices in markets outside of the U.S. via the Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon stores.


Dora’s Worldwide Adventure introduces preschoolers to geography, teaching them to learn about and different countries and to celebrate different cultures. At launch, players can explore Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. alongside Dora, Boots, Swiper, Isa and other characters from the beloved preschool series via the app. Players will also help Dora take pictures of landmarks, objects, and animals while exploring the different countries; record memories in Dora's travel photobook with pictures, stickers, and more; and unlock hats, shirts, dresses, and other clothing in different countries for Dora to wear. The app is available to download for US$3.99 (£3.99 GBP).

Capitalizing on FIFA World Cup fever the other new app, Nick Football Champions, is free to download and lets kids play soccer as an eight-bit pixel style version of an iconic Nickelodeon character (including characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles and Hey Arnold!). Throughout the game, kids will be able to dodge defenders, compete in matches, win tournaments, and participate in penalty shootouts to see how many trophies they can win. As they play, they can earn keys that unlock both new characters and Nickelodeon worlds — like SpongeBob SquarePants’ Bikini Bottom and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Manhattan. They'll also be able to collect stickers that can then be sent to friends via iOS.


“Both of these new games tap into what’s important to our audience,” said Kate Sils, the VP of multiplatform and brand engagement for Nickelodeon International. “Our research shows 89 percent of kids ages 6 to 8 are curious about the world. We created Dora’s Worldwide Adventure with that global interest and curiosity in mind. Similarly, we know that the majority of parents with children ages 6 to 11 report doing everything with their kids and that football is the most-watched sport of parents with children in this demo. So we’re excited to connect our iconic characters with such a globally beloved sport in Football Champions—the ultimate Nick-style football tournament.”

The release of the two new digital games joins Nickelodeon’s selection of more than 50 international apps, which have over 100 million collective downloads, and follows the success of Nick’s previously launched apps Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures, which has amassed nearly 2 million downloads worldwide, and the top mobile gaming app Sky Whale, which offers augmented reality capabilities and has amassed more than 10 million downloads outside of the US and averages two million active monthly users.

Full information and screenshots from both apps can be found below:

Dora's Worldwide Adventure from Viacom International Inc.


Description

Explore the world with NickJr's Dora the Explorer in this new geography app! Dora's Worldwide Adventure introduces preschoolers to world geography, allowing them to learn and celebrate different cultures around the world with Dora, Boots, Swiper, and more!

- TAKE PHOTOS - Help Dora take pictures of landmarks, animals, and objects as she explores different countries around the world!

- PICTURE BOOK - Fill up Dora's photobook with pictures, stickers, and more. Play along with your preschooler while they learn fun and interesting facts about the countries they have visited.

- DRESS UP DORA - Unlock shirts, dresses, hats and more as you explore different countries. Dress up Dora before visiting your next destination!

Lets get exploring! Download Dora's Worldwide Adventure today! ¡Vamonos!

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Dora's Worldwide Adventure collects personal user data as well as non-personal user data (including aggregated data). User data collection is in accordance with applicable law, such as COPPA. User data may be used, for example, to respond to user requests; enable users to take advantage of certain features and services; personalize content and advertising; and manage and improve Nickelodeon's services. For more information regarding Nickelodeon’s use of personal user data, please visit the Nickelodeon Group Privacy Policy below. Our Privacy Policy is in addition to any terms, conditions or policies agreed to between you and Apple, Inc., and Nickelodeon and its affiliated entities are not responsible for Apple's collection or use of your personal user data and information. Additionally, this App may use “local notifications.” Local notifications are sent directly from the App to your device (you don’t need to be connected to the Internet) and may be used to notify you of new content or events within your App, among other reasons. Use of this app is subject to the Nickelodeon End User License Agreement.

For users residing in the EU, Dora's Worldwide Adventure may include the use of persistent identifiers for game management purposes and installation of this app constitutes your permission to such usage of persistent identifiers for all users on your device.

End User License Agreement: http://www.nick.com/nick-eula/
Privacy Policy for Nick Jr.: http://www.nickjr.com/privacy-policy/
The End User License Agreement for this app includes arbitration for disputes – see FAQs: http://www.nick.com/faqs/



Screenshots (iPad version):


Nick Football Champions by Viacom International Inc.



Description

Score goals as one of your favorite Nick characters in this fast, fun and wacky football game.

Dodge defenders, compete in matches, win tournaments and take your shot in penalty shootouts. How many trophies can you win?

Earn keys to unlock new characters and Nick worlds!

FEATURES

- Easy to play football fun

- Retro style blocky graphics

- Over 30 Nick characters to play as, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Lincoln Loud, Korra, Danny Phantom and many more!

- 5 environments to play in from your favorite Nick shows, including the Bikini Bottom, Royal Woods and more!

So what are you waiting for? Download the Nick Football Champions app and aim for the goal.

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish

For users residing in the EU, Nick Football Champions may include the use of persistent identifiers for game management purposes and installation of this app constitutes your permission to such usage of persistent identifiers for all users on your device.

End User License Agreement: http://www.nick.com/nick-eula/
Privacy Policy for Nick Jr.: http://www.nick.com/privacy-policy/
The End User License Agreement for this app includes arbitration for disputes – see FAQs: http://www.nick.com/faqs/



Screenshots (iPad):


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Originally published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Sources: TVKIDS, Kidscreen, Romper, Animation Magazine.
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