By Allison Watkinson
Boat Rocker’s animated preschool series Dino Ranch has secured new licensing deals with the global game developers Microids and Tap Tap Tales.
Microids is a France-based video game developer and publisher that specializes in adventure, racing, retro, and branded video games for console systems.
The first Dino Ranch console video game is scheduled for release worldwide in Q4 2023. It will be available through both digital download and brick-and-mortar retailers.
Tap Tap Tales is a startup company that develops, publishes, and distributes educational apps for children.
The company recently developed a new licensed mobile app for children called Dino Ranch Yee Haw!. The app includes twenty-five Dino Ranch-themed digital games. Dino Ranch Yee Haw! is currently available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin Spanish and Portuguese.
“We’re delighted to team up with Microids and TapTap Tales,” said Boat Rocker EVP, Kate Schlomann.
“These two renowned leaders in their field are creating exciting new ways for young Rancheroos around the world to saddle up and engage with the Dino Ranch brand. While playing with these dynamic games, fans will be able to extend their love of the show by experiencing life on the ranch and interacting with the characters.”
Dino Ranch is produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker, in association with CBC Kids and Radio-Canada. Boat Rocker is responsible for managing the series’ global franchise development, content distribution and consumer products programs.
Dino Ranch follows the adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle farm life in a western setting where dinosaurs still exist. Dino Ranch was recently renewed for a third season by Disney, which is expected to launch in 2024.