Riva Technology and Entertainment signs trademark license
California, Los Angeles, May 4, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Riva Technology and Entertainment announced today that it has signed a brand licensing agreement with the iconic publisher of the Dark Horse comic book series. The deal will see RTE produce several mobile games based on the hit comics The Umbrella Academy and the Netflix series.
RTE has secured a solid series of acquisitions, partnerships and licensing deals in recent years, including a licensing deal earlier this month with MGA Entertainment to produce and release mobile games based on their successful properties. LOL Surprise! and Rainbow High.
Earlier this year, RTE invested in several companies, including SUB2r which produces broadcast quality streaming video cameras, leading game publisher Rogue Games and OKLetsPlay, the leading platform for esports matches and tournaments. RTE also owns a majority stake in global game producer Firefly Games.
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 with the aim of attracting the best talent in the industry through a business model recognizing the rights of comic book creators. In the 35 years since Dark Horse Comics’ inception, the company has grown to become the third-largest comic book publisher in the United States, gathering an ever-more enthusiastic and enthusiastic fan base. In 1988, Dark Horse revolutionized comics based on popular films with the release of its hit series Aliens, followed shortly after by Predator. The launch of Star Wars in 1990 solidified Dark Horse’s dominance over cinematic comic book series. While licensed projects have been around for decades, most publishers devote few resources to titles they don’t own. Dark Horse took a different tact in plotting stories and using top talent to create comic book series that were essentially popular movie sequels. This new approach has met with huge success and sales of these popular titles have reached millions. Today, Dark Horse is the recognized industry leader in this profitable publishing niche.
In 2007, Dark Horse released the comic book The Umbrella Academy, the plot of which revolves around a dysfunctional family of foster superheroes who come together to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an apocalypse. imminent. Thanks to a mix of dynamic storytelling by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and eye-catching artwork by Gabriel Bá, the book was a hit with music and comic fans and won numerous prize during two mini-series. However, it was when Dark Horse and Netflix joined forces in 2018 that Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba came together for the return of their award-winning series Harvey, Eisner and YALSA, and The Umbrella Academy’s success really began to show. ‘accelerate. The following year, The Umbrella Academy television series premiered on Netflix and received worldwide acclaim. The first season was released on Netflix on February 15, 2019. In April 2019, Netflix reported that 45 million households had watched the first season in its first month of release, making it one of the most broadcast series of the world. ‘year.
RTE is very pleased to have acquired the brand license from Dark Horse to take the series to even higher heights with the production of multiple The Umbrella Academy mobile games.
RTE CEO and Founder Paul Roy says: “Bringing the already globally popular series The Umbrella Academy into the gaming arena and enabling it to achieve even higher levels of global success is something that excites us. We think this is a great progression for the Dark Horse comics and we look forward to collaborating with them on this journey ”
“Working with Riva Technology and Entertainment’s intellectual property and licensing experts will be mutually beneficial and is a strategic decision for Dark Horse that will allow us to access a portion of the billion dollar gaming industry. We carefully choose our partners based on their experience and impact on the industry, and for that, RTE was the obvious choice, ”said Dark Horse President Stanley Cheung.
“We really can’t wait to see our successful The Umbrella Academy series transform into its latest form in video games,” adds Dark Horse Founder and CEO Mike Richardson.
About Riva Technology and Entertainment:
Founded in 2002, with a global presence spanning from the United States to East Asia, RTE has successfully delivered the vision of tomorrow for nearly 20 years. The RTE group of companies has a sector advantage in its ability to move each project from design to execution; all housed under one roof. Complementary companies cover location-based entertainment, brand and intellectual property licensing, content development, consumer products, games and e-sports.
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