It's a simple, Shazam-type trick. Cartoon Network has developed a game app, Cartoon Network Arcade, that gives children mobile games the reward when they watch the cartoons on television.
When a child opens the app while watching a TV show, the sound technology recognizes the show and gives the player recognition for working with Cartoon Network's various brands. This arcade will feature 15 games, said Chris Waldron, vice president of digital products and games at Cartoon Network, in an interview with GamesBeat.
"The concept is that the app is our active counterpart to the passive act of watching the shows. "This is one way for us to give the audience the opportunity to engage with the brand and play."
The games are "hypercasual" or light titles that are instantly playable and an addicting core game Waldron said they are combined with a collecting mechanism that gives the user the reward of a new character when watching a television program.
The Lego group is one of the brands working as a startup sponsor in some of the games The games include titles based on the Lego, Ninjago and Lego City brands.
Cartoon Network Arcade will be available for download free from Monday, March 11th the United States via the App Store and Google Play.
Cartoon Network Arcade adds gameplay to an active viewer experience while watching your favorite shows at Cartoon Netwo rk, fans can also collect a growing selection of digital characters. Using ACR technology, the app detects the episode and lets players discover one of several characters in television shows, including Adventure Time and Teen Titans Go !.
The technique comes from the Mighty Magiswords series, where children could collect items while watching the show, just as the show's characters collected rare swords in the TV episodes. If you watched, you got a virtual sword.
"It worked like Shazam," Waldron said. "That made children shine as if it were magical. We decided to extend this behavior. We did not want to shift your attention from the main screen to a second screen. "
In addition, Cartoon Network Arcade offers fans the opportunity to participate in special, intense activities that relate to various shows and tune the search for unique character collections on broadcasts and even which games or characters they want to see next , The app promises to be the best way for fans to discover everything and connect with the Cartoon Network. All current shows and some current shows in the library will be available.
"The app can be expanded quickly so we can do all sorts of stunts," Waldron said. "It's summed up under this big collecting game that we build. Collecting is the backbone of the entire experience.
The games are a mix of internal and externally built titles. The games offered include the following titles:
- The Amazing World of Gumball – Block Party of Gumball
- Apple and Onion – Bottle Catch
- Adventure Time – Rainicorn's Flying Colors
- Ben 10 – Brains vs. Bugs
- ] Ben 10 – Xingo Mayhem
- Craig of Creek – Bounceback
- Craig of Creek – Camp Cardboard
- OK KO! Let's Play Heroes – Go Go KO!
- The Powerpuff Girls – Rainbow Wreckers
- Steven Universe – Shattered Dreams
- Summer Camp Island – Infectious Cuteness
- Teen Titans Go! – Smashy Piñata
- Teen Titans Go! – Teen Titans GOAL!
- Unikitty! – Royal Highness
- We Bare Bears – Stack Tracks
Cartoon Network is Turner's global entertainment brand and No. 1 animation network in the United States. It features hits like Ben 10, Craig of Creek, Steven Universe and The Powerpuff Girls, and we nude bears. It can be seen in 192 countries and more than 400 million homes.