DBG Taps Empire and Wild Pumpkin as Sub Agents for Temple Run
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2013 - Dimensional Branding Group ("DBG"), a San Francisco bay area based brand extension company, announced today the appointment of Empire Multimedia Corporation for the Pan China region and Wild Pumpkin for Australia & New Zealand, as its exclusive licensing agencies for the mega game app hit Temple Run.
Temple Run is approaching 400,000,000 game downloads and has the fastest growing fan base app game in the world. Temple Run 2 recently set a record of over 50,000,000 downloads in 13 days and when combined with its other hit app, Temple Run Oz, the brands licensing momentum continues.
“We feel the time is right to partner with world class licensing agencies like Empire in the Pan China region and Wild Pumpkin in Australia that both have a unique category and market expertise that Temple Run will benefit from,” says Larry Seidman, CEO of Dimensional Branding Group.
"Temple Run has reached critical mass where a robust consumer licensing & promotion program can thrive in our region" says Hubert S. Co, President of Empire Multimedia Corporation.
"There is a recent phenomena of people of all ages spending more and more time on screens with app games being a major driving force. With this trend, we feel that the time couldn’t be more perfect to launch the Temple Run consumer product program in our markets. We are thrilled about this great opportunity and excited for what the future holds for this wonderful franchise." adds, Lim Mi-Kyoung, Managing Director of Wild Pumpkin.
“DBG passionately believes that the next generation of media properties driving consumer products programs for kids & adults are going to come from the digital space, or at least have one leg firmly planted there. Temple Run's multi-mobile strategy will continue to grow its very engaged fan base and brand awareness,” adds John Leonhardt, President of DBG.
About Dimensional Branding Group, LLC
The San Francisco Bay Area based brand extension agency that focuses on brand licensing, business development and promotion services with a unique emphasis on the interactive & digital channels. DBG specializes in developing toys & games, iconic brands & digital trademarks into entertainment placement and new extension markets. Its clients include Temple Run, Horn, PlayStation, (including game titles such as God of War, Ratchet and Clank, and Little Big Planet, among others), Jenga, Skee-Ball, Chronicle Books, Miniclip and its company owned titles, Worst-Case Scenario, Bob’s Space Racers among others. www.dimensionalbranding.com
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Wow.....Temple Run 2 becomes the Fastest Growing Mobile Game of All Time
SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2013 - Dimensional Branding Group (DBG), the licensing agency for Imangi Studios, announced today that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Reaching the milestone in 13 days breaks the previously set record for the fastest growing mobile game*. Temple Run 2 originally launched exclusively on the App Store on January 17 and quickly rose to the #1 slot in Free Apps, earning over six million downloads in less than 24 hours. Following a release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace, the sequel continued its record-breaking success, racing to the #1 spot, respectively, in each store. Following in the footsteps of Temple Run, which has been downloaded over 170 million times, Temple Run 2 has cemented itself in mobile gaming history.
Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.”
More then just a game, Dimensional Branding has extended the Temple Run brand to include children’s sleepwear by Komar, digital comics with Ape Entertainment, and card and board games with Spin Master, among other licensing partnerships. In June 2012, Imangi and Disney Pixar launched Temple Run: Brave, a combination of the world of Disney Pixar’s animated film, “Brave,” and Temple Run. The game rushed to the #1 slot on the App Store near its release.
*In April 2012, Angry Birds Space became the fastest growing mobile game with 50 million downloads in 35 days.
About Dimensional Branding Group, LLC:
The San Francisco Bay Area based brand extension agency that focuses on brand licensing, business development and promotion services with a unique emphasis on the interactive & digital channels. DBG specializes in developing toys & games, iconic brands & digital trademarks into entertainment placement and new extension markets. Its clients include PlayStation, (including game titles such as God of War, Ratchet and Clank, and Little Big Planet among others), Temple Run, Horn, Hawken, Fight My Monster, Jenga, Skee-Ball, Chronicle Books, Urban Dictionary, Miniclip and its company owned titles (Gravity Guy, Fragger, 8 Ball Pool), Worst-Case Scenario & Bob’s Space Racers. Www.dimensionalbranding.com
About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 with the goal of creating small fun games for everyone to enjoy. What started as a dream job for the couple has evolved into a successful business, with Keith and Natalia now working with a team of other talented game creators. In 2011, the studio developed the mega-hit Temple Run, which has been downloaded over 170 million times. Based in North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Harbor Master and Temple Run: Brave.
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