Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nickelodeon's Number-One Mobile Game App 'Sky Whale' Launches All-New Augmented Reality Mode Today

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release:

NICKELODEON’S NUMBER-ONE MOBILE GAME APP SKY WHALE


LAUNCHES ALL-NEW AUGMENTED REALITY MODE TODAY



Nickelodeon today unveiled an all-new augmented reality (AR) update for its number-one mobile game app, Sky Whale, available now on the App Store and Google Play. The AR-enhanced Sky Whale app allows users to bring the Sky Whale realm into their surrounding physical space through a device in a 360-degree immersive experience.


The Sky Whale AR mode is a 360-degree challenge that makes a user’s physical space appear to become the Sky Whale sea and sky when viewed through a mobile device’s camera. In the game, players will steer the narwhal with a device, moving through the space to soar through the sky or swim underwater in a race to collect items and accumulate points for high scores.


With nearly 30 million global downloads since launch, Nickelodeon’s Sky Whale averages two million active monthly users. Sky Whale challenges players to bounce through the sky and to keep the narwhal up in the air, using clouds and crazy objects to go higher and farther, even into outer space or on an underwater adventure.


Additionally, Nickelodeon’s popular “Do Not Touch” button, a component featured in its award-winning Nick App, is available now as a standalone Do Not Touch AR app on the App Store. The Do Not Touch AR app features interactive surprises and mini games that highlight both Nickelodeon properties and iconic trademarks, like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, slime and the Kids’ Choice Awards blimp, along with original animations.

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Update - Official iLLOGIKA press release, via Christ Centered Gamer and TGG:

iLLOGIKA is proud to announce the release of Nickelodeon’s mobile game app Sky Whale’s augmented reality version


MONTREAL BASED STUDIO iLLOGIKA ANNOUNCES NICKELODEON MOBILE GAME APP SKY WHALE’S NEW AUGMENTED REALITY ENHANCED VERSION AVAILABLE NOW



Montreal – April 18, 2018 – Montreal based developer iLLOGIKA is proud to announce the release of Nickelodeon’s mobile game app Sky Whale’s augmented reality version. The team at iLLOGIKA, also known for its work on Disney infinity Action, Cuphead, Lara Croft GO and Hitman GO has developed a new AR mode for the game, which challenges players in a 360-degree experience, and is available now for download on the App Store and Google Play. Nickelodeon’s Sky Whale averages two million active monthly users and has nearly 30 million global downloads since launch.

“We feel very grateful that Nickelodeon trusted iLLOGIKA to develop the AR mode of one of their top grossing games. We applied our technical expertise in mixed reality to create an incredible augmented reality experience steeped with the brand’s DNA, which will bring a new level of entertainment to Sky Whale fans. We hope that Sky Whale fans will enjoy this new augmented reality mode as much as we do,” said David Fugère-Lamarre, CEO and co-founder of iLLOGIKA.

The Sky Whale AR mode makes a player’s physical space appear to become the Sky Whale world’s sea and sky when viewed through a mobile device’s camera in a 360-degree challenge. In the game, players steer Narby with an AR-enabled device, moving through the space to soar through the sky or swim underwater in a race to collect items and accumulate points for high scores. Inspired by kids’ love for gaming, Sky Whale was the first in a series of apps created by the characters in Game Shakers that were brought to life for real kids to play.

About iLLOGIKA
Creating new interactive worlds fascinates us, implementing new technologies motivates us, comradeship guides us: this is iLLOGIKA. We are a Montreal indie studio, which has shipped more than fifty projects, collaborated on award-winning games (such as Cuphead, Lara Croft Go and Hitman Go) and mastered a large field of expertise (Unity, Unreal, VR, AR). With our team of 40 talented people, we are always ready to push the envelope.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th 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’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. 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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Originally published: Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Additional source: Animation Magazine.
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