Adult Swim has acquired the UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios, the same team behind several popular games based on Adult Swim content. The acquisition isn’t too surprising, Adult Swim has increased its focused on providing companion games to series like “Rick and Morty” over the past few years, and now they won’t have to turn to a third-party developer. Big Pixel Studios was founded back in 2009 and have worked with several unique IPs to create games and customer engagement solutions.
One of the most popular games developed by Big Pixel was Pocket Mortys, based off characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series “Rick and Morty”. The series was the top comedy across all of television in 2017, and Adult Swim recently announced that the show has been picked up for an additional 70 episodes. Since its release, the studio has been new content for players to enjoy, and will most likely continue to do so under the new deal. Other top games include “Amateur Surgeon” and “Robot Unicorn Attack”.
“We’re thrilled to have Dave and the team at Big Pixel join Adult Swim Games,” said vice president of Adult Swim Games, Jeff Olsen. “Having such a talented creative team in-house will allow us to build much deeper and more immersive games for fans.”
This past summer Pocket Mortys introduced multiplayer capability and launched a weekly release of all-new avatars timed to season three episodes of Rick and Morty for fans to collect including: Commander Rick, Judge Morty, Summer, Tinkles, Scary Terry, Ants in My Eyes Johnson, and many more. In total, fans can currently collect more than 250 Mortys and over 100 avatars in the game, with even more new content and characters being introduced in 2018.
“We are extremely proud of the relationship between Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games resulting in the success of Pocket Mortys,” said David Burpitt, managing director of Big Pixel Studios. “I hope our players are as excited as we are knowing that this new chapter puts us in a fantastic position to develop existing and new titles for them to enjoy.”
Pocket Mortys lets players assemble the best team of Mortys to train and battle each other in the delight of the Council of Ricks. With multiplayer, fans can battle each other across new dimensions putting their Morty training skills to the ultimate test while collecting dozens of new Mortys and avatars. Since its launch in January 2016, Pocket Mortys is one of Adult Swim’s most downloaded mobile games to date. Pocket Mortys is available now for free on Google Play and the App Store.