Game Developer -MICROIDS INKS VIDEO GAME PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH VIACOMCBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO PRODUCE 3 NEW GAMES BASED ON ICONIC CAT, GARFIELD

A lasagna-loving feline featured in three Microids titles.

French video game publisher Microids and ViacomCBS Consumer Products have signed an agreement to produce three original games based on the world famous cat, Garfield. Under this agreement, Microids and ViacomCBS Consumer Products will create brand new adventures with the famous orange cat spanning different genres of video games.

“We are delighted with this new agreement with ViacomCBS Consumer Products! » says Alain Milly, editorial director of Microids. ‘Garfield is a well-known, family-owned intellectual property that fits perfectly with our portfolio of popular franchises for all ages. Following successful collaborations on Garfield: Wild Ride and Garfield Kart Furious Race, we are incredibly honored to be working with ViacomCBS Consumer Products on three new games.”

More information will be available soon on these upcoming titles.

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About Microids

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now revolves around 4 main areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Revolution Software, Pendulum Studios, Eden Studios, Benoit Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Drawing inspiration from legendary titles, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures that give players the chance to embody some of their most beloved characters.

About ViacomCBS Consumer Products

ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) oversees all licensing and merchandising for ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences around the world. Driven by iconic consumer brands, VCP’s portfolio includes a diverse range of brands and content from BET, SCS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Show time. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, VCP is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved iconic franchises. In addition, VCP oversees online direct-to-consumer business for SCS and Show time programming products, as well as standalone branded e-commerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park and MTV.

About Garfield

Created by designer Jim Davis, Garfield is the most circulated comic book in the world. With his signature “cattitude,” Garfield is 100% that cat, and he doesn’t care who knows. He’s selfish, sarcastic, lazy… and surprisingly endearing. Since its launch in 1978, the famous cat has spawned movies, TV shows, shows and merchandise, and received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program. Garfield content appears in 80 countries and has amassed more than $3 billion in lifetime retail sales. In 2019, ViacomCBS acquired ownership of Paws, Inc., which owns the rights to the Garfield franchise.