Cartoon Universe – free-to-play online game with Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo characters – announced

Warner Bros announced today Cartoon Universe, a free-to-play, online world that will provide a safe, social environment for young kids to go on adventures, solve puzzles and play games with their favourite Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo! characters. Cartoon Universe is being developed by WB Games Montréal, a Warner Bros.-wholly owned studio devoted to developing games based on Warner Bros.’ key brands.
Players can create and customise their characters, collect achievements and experience unexpected adventures in Cartoon Universe’s distinct worlds. The Looney Tunes island, based on the new, top-rated animated television series, The Looney Tunes Show, features all of the hilarious Looney characters and insanity that kids enjoy. Cartoon Universe also includes a separate Scooby-Doo! island built around the perennial fan favourite with a successful history in video games. Players can join the Mystery, Inc. gang to explore spooky environments and solve mysteries.
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said:
“Cartoon Universe is an online game filled with safe, social worlds designed just for kids. They’ll love discovering a constantly changing place full of fun activities, cool rewards and memorable humorous moments with their favourite characters!”
Martin Carrier, Vice President and Studio Head, WB Games Montréal added:
“It’s a privilege to bring some of the most popular Warner Bros. characters to Cartoon Universe, a brand new interactive environment available online. With Cartoon Universe being our first endeavour as a studio, we are benefiting from close collaboration with the different divisions of Warner Bros. Studios, which we will apply to all of our other games in development.”
Launching in North America in Autumn 2012 and in the UK and select international markets in 2013, Cartoon Universe will be a continually updated world with regular content rollouts and seasonal events for players.