HW Pick: Two Girls Become Gaming Moguls On Game Shakers

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 2Harlem kids are allot of things and being super gamers is one of them. They are a part of the 270 million unit sold at $10.5 billion revue in 2009! That’s why we think Harlem kids will love Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers.

Game Shakers is about s pair of Brooklyn 12-year-old girls become unlikely gaming moguls when their school project becomes the biggest mobile game of the year in this new live-action comedy series, Game Shakers, premiering  Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Created by hit-maker Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious, Henry Danger), the new series centers on middle-school students Babe (Cree Cicchino), a girl who dreams big, and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), a kid who can code. Together they create the biggest mobile game of the year named Sky Whale and team up with rap superstar Double G (‘90s icon Kel Mitchell), his son Triple G (Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.) and schoolmate Hudson (Thomas Kuc) to launch their own gaming empire.

Tying the show to today’s kids’ love of gaming and apps, the games created by Babe and Kenzie in the series will be made available to kids to play on Nick.com and through the Nick app. The first game to be released will be Sky Whale, featured in the premiere episode, which will be available for free in September in the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores. The Sky Whale game challenges players to bounce through the sky and to keep a narwhal up in the air, using clouds and crazy objects to go higher and farther, even into outer space or on an underwater adventure.

Game Shakers’ premiere episode features cameo appearances from YouTube’s pop culture comedians and gaming entertainers including GloZell, Lasercorn and ProJared. The debut episode will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons, and will be available at the same time on Nick.com and on the Nick app.  Following its linear debut, the premiere episode will be available for free on iTunes for one week.

After an app they create for their school science project unexpectedly turns into the biggest mobile game of the year, Babe and Kenzie use their profits to start Game Shakers, a super-cool gaming company based in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Not realizing they illegally sampled a song in their game from superstar rapper Double G, the girls decide to make him their business partner along with his son Triple G as a game consultant. Together, Babe, Kenzie, their schoolmate Hudson, Triple G and Double G work to make Game Shakers a huge success in the gaming world.

Game Shakers is executive produced by multi-Emmy nominated hit-maker Dan Schneider and marks his 10th series with Nickelodeon.

Writer-producer Dan Schneider has established himself as a dominant force in the world of family entertainment by creatively drawing on his affinity for youth culture at Nickelodeon. Under his Schneider’s Bakery Productions, he has carved a unique, progressive niche in the world of kid and family entertainment, as creator and executive producer of mega-hit series Henry Danger, Sam & Cat, iCarly, Victorious and Zoey 101, which have received multiple Emmy nominations, Schneider also created/executive produced The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. In addition, his series all have the distinction of having won numerous Kids’ Choice Awards and recently received the first-ever Kids’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.

Schneider began with Nickelodeon as executive producer and show runner on the network’s groundbreaking sketch comedy series All That from 1994 to 1998, and then returned to run the show in its seventh season. He then went on to produce Kenan & Kel, starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Schneider also created the hit WB series What I Like About You. His comedic success has also translated on the big screen, writing and producing the popular films, Good Burger and Big Fat Liar.

For Game Shakers games, videos and full episodes, Nickelodeon fans can head to Nick.com or the Nick app.  Viewers can also follow the show on Twitter @GameShakers, on Instagram @GameShakers and “like” it on Facebook here.

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