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Where are the Disney Game Apps?

There is a great library of Disney characters ranging from Oswald The Lucky Rabbit to the Disney Afternoon Cartoons; and yet, when you look at the iOS Apps that Disney is releasing, it seems if there isn’t a marketing budget for some new movie or re-release, then it doesn’t make it onto the iPhone. Instead we get “Where’s My Water” (iTunes), which is a good game, and it can complete with other viral games like Angry Birds, but it doesn’t have that tie to the Disney magic we fans desire.

So, I guess it is left up to the fans to fill the gap. Take Robert Piquel. He’s 25 years old and from France. He’s spent the last 5 years learning how to program because he wants to make a great Disney TakeSpin Fan Video Game. The following video is a concept piece for the game he really wants to make.

It’s not exactly cutting-edge, but it has me excited to go back and revisit the stories from shows like TaleSpin or Gummi Bears and tell new stories in the modern video game format. What about you?

6 thoughts on “Where are the Disney Game Apps?”

  1. If they did something Darkwing Duck related, I’d buy it in a heart beat. I spotted a DW pin at Disneyland and didn’t even hesitate to buy it.

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  4. This video and game concept are great. Simple and nostalgic all in one. (Also, a Darkwing Duck version would be awesome beyond words)

    Though I would love to see a resurgence of the Disney Afternoon classics (especially now that Boom! comics has ended their run sadly), I think that “Where’s My Water?” does have that Disney magic.

    It may not be directly connected to an already established franchise, but memorable characters have to start somewhere. The parks are full of characters that were created specifically for the parks and not based on existing Disney characters (The Tiki Room, The Haunted Mansion, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise just to name a few).

    They have become classic Disney (much like the Disney Afternoon gang) because of the magic they created themselves,

    Maybe Swampy won’t end up being classic Disney, but maybe he will. I think it’s too early to tell right now.

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  6. It would be cool to see the old NES and SNES games ported to iOS as game apps. I loved playing those games as a kid, and I know a lot of people would love to play them again.

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