Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group Executive Vice President of Digital Media Steve Youngwood announced a commitment to develop and produce additional virtual worlds, building upon the success of its existing Neopets and Nicktropolis virtual world sites. Virtual worlds based on Nick’s existing animated property — SpongeBob SquarePants — as well as new original properties like Monkey World (working title) are being put into development. In addition, Youngwood announced that a new virtual destination, World of Neopia (working title), is in production and expected to launch in the next year.
The new worlds will be developed out of Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group’s Virtual World Studios (formerly titled NeoStudios, announced in July 2007), which will develop virtual destinations for kids, tweens, teens and families each year, while continuing to innovate upon the company’s existing virtual worlds.
Originally posted on April 4, 2008 @ 10:21 am