Fox has found great success in its adult-oriented cartoon lineup. From The Simpsons to Family Guy to Bob’s Burgers, the network has found a niche in embracing animated absurdity.
The network. along with Kongregate (Disclosure: Kongregate is owned by GameStop, Game Informer’s parent company), is bringing five of its cartoons together this fall in a mobile card game. Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards combines American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Futurama, and King of the Hill.
Players will create decks, with cards themed around each of the shows. No gameplay details are available yet, so it’s not clear if this is a card battler like WWE Supercard or something more intricate like Hearthstone.
Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards is being developed by Synapse Games (Tyrant Unleashed, Spellstone) and Chinzilla Games (Little Alchemist). It’ll be available first on iOS and Android devices this fall.
The collectible card game genre is getting crowded, but unique games with popular themes can find an audience no matter what. Provided this plays well and gets the kind of support we’ve come to expect from games like Hearthstone, Fox could make a killing.