Archie Brings Riverdale to China!
Hit game for mobile devices lets Chinese players build their own perfect Riverdale.
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – Gogii Games, a leading independent game studio, has partnered with Vancouver-based Imagin8sian and Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations, to adapt and release the mobile game Archie: Riverdale Rescue to Chinese players. Under the agreement, Imagin8sian will leverage their experience with game design and performance in the Chinese market to optimize the game for the market in Mainland China.
Archie: Riverdale Rescue lets players take control of classic and beloved Archie Comics characters to help rescue the titular town, Riverdale. Players can take the role of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, or Reggie as they rebuild their hometown by completing fun quests and interesting tasks.
“Gogii Games and Imagin8sian have helped to bring one of longest-running and vibrant brands in the history of comics to a whole new audience with this game,” said Jon Goldwater, Publisher and CEO of Archie Comics. “We’re thrilled with the way that the Chinese market has embraced the Archie gang, and we’re excited to give the audience a whole new way to interact with these wonderful characters.”
Since launching the first version of Archie: Riverdale Rescue to English-speaking audiences in July 2013, more than one million players have helped the Archie Gang rebuild the titular town of Riverdale. A story-driven game with content provided by the studios artists, the game gives you control of Riverdale and all its characters, guiding them through the rebuilding of their town as they fall in and out of love. With seasonal updates, new features, and improvements arriving regularly since its worldwide launch, Riverdale Rescue has matured into the hit game now launching for the Chinese market.
“Gogii did a fantastic job with Riverdale Rescue and we are excited to introduce such a beloved and longstanding franchise to one of the largest gaming audiences in the world” said Paul Wu, who oversees publishing relationships at Imagin8sian.
The game is available now for download on iOS devices via Apple’s iTunes store, and will be available March 2015 for Android devices in Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) via “360 手机助手” and various other Chinese game platforms.
ABOUT GOGII GAMES
Established in 2006, Gogii Games is developer and publisher of casual games. Considered an industry leader in the Canadian gaming industry and champions in the premium casual market, Gogii’s products are available in 11 languages worldwide, and released to multiple platforms including, iOS, Android, Windows Store, Windows Phone, and more. For more information, please visit www.gogiigames.com
ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS:
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music. Follow Archie Comics on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the Archie Comics Store.
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