Saturday, September 28, 2019

Tilting Point, Nickelodeon and Nukebox Studios Partner to Serve Up 'SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off' Mobile Game

Original Tilting Point, Nickelodeon and Nukebox Studios Press Release from GamesPress via Gamasutra:

TILTING POINT, NICKELODEON AND NUKEBOX STUDIOS PARTNER TO SERVE UP SPONGEBOB: KRUSTY COOK-OFF , ORIGINAL COOKING GAME FOR MOBILE DEVICES


NEW YORK -- SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 -- Tilting Point, Nickelodeon and Nukebox Studios, the mobile game developer behind the hit cooking game Food Truck Chef, today announced SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, a brand-new mobile game where players get behind The Krusty Krab grill and serve orders to a cast of characters from the beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. Developed by Tilting Point and Nukebox Studios in partnership with Nickelodeon, the game will be available on iOS and Android devices this Winter.

In SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, fans play as SpongeBob where they cook Krabby Patties in a competition against other players. Along the way, they explore Bikini Bottom, customize their underwater kitchens and interact with familiar faces from the SpongeBob SquarePants series. More details on the title, including release timing, will be revealed at a later date.


SpongeBob has captivated audiences of all ages for 20 years now, and we are thrilled to have access to Nickelodeon’s huge cast of characters and a truly hilarious storyline, while the resources and expertise of Tilting Point have allowed us the freedom to make a fantastic SpongeBob game,” said Amit Hardi, CEO at Nukebox Studios. “We’re honored to bring SpongeBob’s colorful characters to life and are pleased to see how well they fit with our brand of gameplay.”

Nukebox Studios and Titling Point previously partnered on the hit cooking and food truck management game, Food Truck Chef, which has been downloaded over 16 million times, became the No.1 Android Casual Game in 40 countries (including the U.S.) and made it to the Top 100 Grossing Charts in more than 100 countries on the App Store and Google Play.


“Nukebox Studios is one of our most trusted partners, which is why it only made sense to move into co-development with them, and there was no other choice for a cooking game after the runaway success we achieved together on Food Truck Chef,” said Samir El-Agili, president of Tilting Point. “Given their deep understanding of fun and fast-paced gameplay experiences, we know they will create a rich and complete cooking game, all while perfectly capturing the joy and spirit of SpongeBob.


For all the latest information when available, visit tiltingpoint.com and http://nukeboxstudios.com/

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About Tilting Point

Tilting Point is a new-generation games partner that applies a unique progressive model to free-to-play games publishing. Tilting Point takes live games with the highest potential and scales them up to top rankings by leveraging its $132 million user acquisition fund, market leading UA/LTV technology and expert teams who understand the market and the players exceptionally well. Once a game scales, the pathway to bigger projects, such as co-development, is open. Tilting Point has scaled over 65 games across the US, Europe and Asia and is currently scaling 26 games and partnering on 4 co-development projects. www.tiltingpoint.com

About Nukebox Studios

Creating awesome since 2009, Nukebox Studios is a full stack mobile game development studio based out of Bengaluru, India. With their complete and well-rounded production team, Nukebox Studios is working on developing and publishing innovative and original IPs for the global audience. Nukebox uses a data-driven approach with the focus on building high-quality games. It counts a combined experience of 180+ man-years across the team and an undying passion for gaming. At Nukebox, players are their first, second and third priority.

Learn more at www.nukeboxstudios.com

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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The game itself will see you playing as the titular sponge serving various characters from the show. As you can see in the trailer above and screenshots below, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy and Patrick all make an appearance. You'll have to create the various orders that appear above the character's heads in speech bubbles and serve them before their personal timer runs out.

It doesn't appear that you'll just work at the Krusty Krab the entire time. Other locations you'll recognise from the show will also double up as restaurants where you'll have to serve different dishes from solely Krabby Patties.

Outside of SpongeBob's pineapple abode, we see a pancake stand and it appears that Sandy Cheeks is throwing a barbecue in her treedome. If other locations are present then we can possibly expect to see Plankton's Chum Bucket also make an appearance.


SpongeBob SquarePants, which was recently greenlit for a 13th season, has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical which is now touring North America and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averages more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Nickelodeon's is currently in the midst of the network's "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” launched with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special earlier this summer, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

More Nick: THQ Nordic Unveils First 'SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated' Footage at Gamescom 2019!

Originally published: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 19:10 BST.

H/T: VentureBeat; Additional sources: Bleeding Cool, Animation Magazine, Pocket Gamer.
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