Amazon releases two new mobile games through its Amazon Kids+ service, based on original Amazon specials super spy ryan and Do Re Mi.
The new games are both published by Amazon Mobile, making them the first mobile games published directly by Amazon since 2015. Until the morning light and internal development To-Fu’s Furyas well as the first mobile games in a new line of Amazon Kids+ Originals.
It also represents a continued focus on the children’s media market in Amazon’s current initiatives, as well as the recent emergence of Amazon Glow from beta.
super spy ryan is based on the 2020 30-minute special of the same name, itself based on the media content empire built from the popular YouTube channel “Ryan’s World”. “Ryan’s World”, which features various kid-friendly skits featuring tween toy critic Ryan Kaji and his family, has 32.3 million subscribers at the time of writing.
the super spy ryan The game was developed in collaboration between the Kaji family and mobile game developers Pocket Watch and Amber Studio. It’s billed as a “kid-safe and fun multiplayer adventure for ages 6-9+”. It places the player in the role of Ryan and his friends as they avoid traps, play competitive mini-games, and recover stolen gifts from Packrat, Ryan’s nemesis (fictional, animated).
The game is explicitly designed with safety features for a child audience. Players in online multiplayer are randomly assigned spy-themed usernames, there are no chat features or friend lists, and parents have the option to enable a single-player mode that allows a child to play solo against a computer-controlled competition.
super spy ryan is available now for the Apple and Google Play app stores in the US, UK and Ireland, and “coming soon” to the Kids+ subscription for Amazon Fire tablets. It is the third video game to be based on the “Ryan’s World” brand, after 2019. Racing with Ryan on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC and the mobile game of 2022 Ryan’s Rescue Team.
Do Re Mi is also based on an Amazon Prime series of the same name, which stars Kristen Bell (The right place, frozen), Jackie Tohn (GLOW) and Luke Youngblood (Community, Harry Potter) like a trio of musical songbirds.
The game, from Prague-based mobile developer About Fun, features Bell and Tohn reprising their roles in an educational musical game designed for preschoolers. Its mini-games include lessons on how to play bongos and piano, how to read sheet music, and the basics of musical concepts such as duets.
Contrary to Super Spy Ryan, the Do Re Mi The game does not have a firm release date at the time of writing and is slated for release on the Apple App Store at some undetermined time in the near future.