Adult Swim Cartoon Video Games Coming for iPhone, Android, Mobile

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Cartoon Network sub-channel Adult Swim plans to release a spate of new mobile video games for the iPhone, as well as for various Android and iOS devices.

The company's VP of digital and games Jeff Olson recently told gaming blog Joystiq that Adult Swim, known for mature-themed animated shows including Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken, plans to redouble mobile and social gaming efforts. Capitalizing on the success of recent iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad amusements including Amateur Surgeon, the channel will immediately launch a $1 Android port of popular title Robot Unicorn Attack. Already played 150 million times online and via Facebook, the game, like many of Adult Swim’s recent interactive entertainment efforts, can also be enjoyed free in your Web browser.

However, Adult Swim aims to go beyond simply porting popular existing Flash games like Vending Machine Champ to smartphone handsets, with a slate of new, original games for iPhone and mobile devices planned, the first of which is due this fall. “The audience for a casual game based on completely original IP [intellectual property], in my experience, is almost unlimited," said Olsen. “We're trying to get to the point where we can release a new mobile game a month."

Given the company’s spotty historical track record with video game crossovers, the venture may alternately be cause for nausea or celebration.

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