Netflix is getting into mobile gaming by announcing plans to expand the Explosive kittens card game franchise with an online game launched in May. Additionally, the streamer also announced that it will be launching an adult animated comedy series in 2023 based on the title and starring Luciferby Tom Ellis, Abraham Lim, Lucy Liu, Ally Maki, Mark Proksch and Sasheer Zamata. In the animated series, the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell reaches epic proportions when God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of big domestic cats.
The series hails from showrunners Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman, the latter serving as creator and executive producer of the Explosive kittens franchise with Elan Lee. The title will also be produced by Mike Judge, Greg Daniels, Dustin Davis, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Inman and Lee.
Meanwhile, Explosive Kittens – The Game retains its classic gameplay where players draw cards aiming to avoid the Exploding Kitten. The new mobile version will also include two exclusive new cards: Radar, which reveals to players the position of the explosive kitten closest to the top of the deck of cards, and Flip Flop, which reverses the order of the cards in the deck.
Future maps and gameplay mechanics will be themed around the animated series so friends and family can play with their favorite characters, bringing the show to life. There will be single and multiplayer options for Netflix subscribers at no additional cost and no in-app purchase necessary.
“Co-developing a game and an anime series opens up new possibilities for Netflix,” said Mike Moon, head of adult animation at Netflix. “And we couldn’t think of a better game to build a universe around. Explosive kittens, one of the most inventive, iconic and original games of this century! Netflix is the perfect place to explore this growing franchise and we’re so lucky to be working with this incredible team!
“Netflix is the only service that could bring Explosive kittens to life in both a series and a game,” Inman said in a statement. “We actually launched Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter as a weekend project, but our community has been the heart and soul of the company for the past six years. The new series and new game will provide our fans with new ways to connect and interact with the franchise.
Additional details on the Explosive kittens adult anime series will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more and keep an eye out for Explosive Kittens – The Game launched by Netflix next month.
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