Hugo Games Signs Tintin – One of the Most Iconic and Successful Cartoon IP´s Ever with Over 200 Million Sold Albums and a Top Box Office Movie Directed by Steven Spielberg
COPENHAGEN, March 15th, 2018: If you want to make a great game, you need great story line. With that in mind, Hugo Games (OAX: HUGO) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the owner of the IP for cartoon character Tintin, Moulinsart, to create a mobile game based on the original stories, characters and mysteries from the legendary Tintin albums created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
This will be the first time a mobile game will be built on the contents of the original Tintin books. The game will be a “Match 3” puzzle game for mobile devices and the game is planned to launch in 2019.
Hugo Games’ CEO Henrik Nielsen is proud to be chosen by Moulinsart to expand the Tintin un iverse with a puzzle game.
“This is great news for Hugo Games and for gamers, because we will bring one of the most beloved characters in comic history, the legendary Tintin, to mobile devices,” says Henrik Nielsen. “The key ingredients of a great game are a strong story line and good characters, and you don’t get them much better than in the fantastic Tintin universe. Everybody around the world knows Tintin, as well as the characters including Captain Haddock and Professor Tournesol (Professor Calculus in English). We are very pleased to be able to work with the IP’s of Moulinsart.”
The Tintin albums are among the most successful European comic books of the 20th century and have been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies. Its hero is Tintin, a courageous young Belgian reporter and adventurer. He is aided by his faithful dog Milou (Snowy in English) and other classical characters such as Detectives Dupond and Dupont (Thomson and Thompson in English) and the opera diva Bianca Castafiore.
In the comic books, Tintin and his friends travel around the world to solve mysteries. The upcoming game will be loyal to the content of the books, as gamers will travel through the same exotic signature places known from the comics while solving Match 3 puzzles. When the gamers succeed, they will unlock more iconic characters, scenes and items related to the comic books. There are 24 Tintin albums and all of them will be covered in the game.
The Tintin IP is powerful. The Adventures of Tintin movie was released in 2011. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson and grossed over 373 million USD in box office revenues around the globe. Hugo Games is the first game producer to be allowed to use the original Tintin albums in a mobile game.
Hugo Games is a mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. At Hugo Games we are passionate about games. We are honoured to cooperate with premium sports brands as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris St. Germain, FC Porto, Liverpool FC and Juventus — as well as soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and skater icon Nyjah Huston. We are proud to expand the world of television series Vikings — and we are thrilled to produce the official sequel to the legendary Doodle Jump. For more information see www.hugogames.com or contact Hugo Games CEO Henrik Nielsen +45 27 200 200