Thursday, April 09, 2020

'SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off' Mobile Game Surpasses 14 Million Pre-Registrations on Google Play



NEW YORK -- April 8, 2020 -- Pre-registration for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has now surpassed 14 million players. The highly anticipated mobile game puts fans behind The Krusty Krab grill, as they serve Krabby Patties and more to a cast of characters from the beloved animated series. Fans can continue to pre-register for the game on Google Play to earn a special gift bundle including a unique player avatar, an exclusive Gary decorative item and a special restaurant skin for fine under-the-sea dining in a player’s first restaurant. Developed by Tilting Point and Nukebox Studios in partnership with Nickelodeon, the game will be available on iOS and Android devices this spring.

In SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, fans take a hilarious culinary journey through the unforgettable world of SpongeBob SquarePants. Players collect and customize their favorite characters from the show, cook up delicious dishes in the iconic kitchens of Bikini Bottom and play through an all new narrative featuring SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick Star and more!

“To reach 14 million pre-registrations in such a short span of time is an incredible achievement made possible by our hard-working team at Nukebox Studios and SpongeBob’s loyal fans,” said Yang Wen, VP of Product at Tilting Point. “We look forward to continuing this momentum for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off as we prepare for the game’s launch this spring, and are excited for players to finally put their underwater culinary skills to the test.”

“This milestone, and the support that fans have shown SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, continues to inspire us to create a memorable and addicting game that players will find themselves returning to over and over,” said Amit Hardi, CEO at Nukebox Studios. “Working with Tilting Point and Nickelodeon has allowed us to fulfill our vision for a great SpongeBob experience, and it is wonderful to see so many players join us from day one.”

Nukebox Studios and Titling Point previously partnered on the hit cooking and food truck management game, Food Truck Chef, which has been downloaded over 25 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.

Players can pre-register for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off now on Google Play.

It is currently available in soft launch.

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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: Sponge on the Run, coming summer 2020.


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.

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.

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Originally published: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 20:47 BST.

Original source: GamesPress via Gamasutra; Additional source: Pocket Gamer Biz.

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