Tapulous Becomes Newest Disney Member

By Tyler Christensen

July 2, 2010

The Walt Disney Company announced today that Tapulous, the developer behind iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch music games, such as Tap Tap Revenge, now has become the newest member of Disney Interactive Media Group.

Tapulous is one of the leading mobile games developer, and it’s highly known mobile game, Tap Tap Revenge, has been installed on more than 30% of iPhone/iPod Touch users, and still remains as one of the most successful gaming franchises on the iPhone platform.

Tapulous founders, Bart Decrem and Andrew Lacy, now take on the leadership roles for DIMG mobile group, with Decrem reporting to DIMG President Steve Wadsworth.

Bart Decrem of Tapulous

“Mobile gaming is seeing unprecedented growth and this is the right time to invest to strengthen our position in the mobile business,” said Wadsworth. “In a short time, Bart and Andrew have built Tapulous into a successful and accomplished mobile games developer that’s emerged as one of the most successful companies in the industry. We welcome the Tapulous team to the Disney family and look forward to integrating their popular games into Disney’s offerings.”

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In the last year, there has been a number of successes in the mobile business with several “platinum” performing applications with 1 million plus downloads, including Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Lite, Fairies Fly Lite and JellyCar 2, which is the most successful premium game in the App Store put out by Disney.

Tap Tap Revenge

“Tapulous has been on the leading-edge of mobile gaming. By joining Disney, we will be able to continue to excel in this evolving industry and more quickly realize our vision to lead the mobile, social entertainment revolution,” said Decrem. “With Disney’s powerful breadth of content and heritage in technological innovation, they are the perfect partner for Tapulous. It is a true honor to join the Disney team.”

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Marked until death with the words "Gamer" across my back (literally) with Duck Hunt pistols across my shoulder blades. Tyler enjoys good beer, open-world games and is also a singer/songwriter.

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