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TMCNet:  Jam City Sweetens National Cookie Day by Announcing First Annual

[December 04, 2018]

Jam City Sweetens National Cookie Day by Announcing First Annual "Season of Cookies" Community Event

Celebrating this year's National Cookie Day, Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile entertainment company, announced its first annual "Season of Cookies" event, celebrating the community of its marquee global franchise game, Cookie Jam Blast. During this event, players' cookie recipes will be featured in the game, alongside game pieces based on these treasured family goodies, for a mobile recipe exchange among the millions of players that share a love of baking and the ultimate treat: cookies.

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Jam City Sweetens National Cookie Day By Announcing First Annual

Jam City Sweetens National Cookie Day By Announcing First Annual "Season of Cookies" Community Event (Graphic: Business Wire)

"National Cookie Day is an annual celebration of the joy that cookies bring to people all over the world and it's a treat to be able to share the magic of this event in our game," said Shane Nakamura, Vice President of Creative Development at Jam City. "For this year's National Cookie Day, we are thrilled to announce our first annual "Season of Cookies" event -- for the entire month of December -- featuring the favorite cookie recipes of five of our Cookie Jam Blast players as game pieces in the game. Showcasing player recipes during the holiday season is a heartfelt reminder of the family traditions, comfort and love that comes from cookies and sharing cookie recipes. Happy Holidays from the Cookie Jam Blast team!"

Each Thursday in December, an in-game recreation of a Cookie Jam Blast player's favorite cookie will be reimagined as a game piece and incorporated into the gameplay. Players will be invited to access the cookie's recipe, as well as learn about its baker and backstory, by visiting the Cookie Jam Blast Facebook (News - Alert) page. Starting with a delectable Peanut Butter cookie from the home of Cindy Dutton in upstate New York, each of these cookies has a special significance as a holiday go-to or treasured family recipe.

"I have a go-to recipe for every bake sale, cookie swap and holiday event, that's been in family for generations," said Cindy Dutton, Cookie Jam Blast player. "I'm so excited to share my family's favorite cookie featured in my go-to game, for all my fellow players to enjoy!"

BACKGROUND ON (News - Alert) NATIONAL COOKIE DAY:

The History of Cookie Day (Deceber 4th)


In 1987, Matt Nader of the San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company created Cookie Day. This fun and sweet holiday was also championed by Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Since then, word traveled around the globe that there was much tasty fun to be had on December 4th, and people from many countries now celebrate Cookie Day by getting together and baking (and eating) cookies. In fact, a number of Cookie Day variations such as Oatmeal Cookie Day and Bake Cookie Day are also celebrated around the world.

COOKIE FACTS AND FIGURES:

  • 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten in the US each year; half of those are homemade.
  • The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.
  • Chocolate chips were invented for use in the chocolate chip cookie.
  • Queen Elizabeth I is credited with the creation of the first gingerbread man.
  • The world's largest chocolate chip cookie weighed about as much as eight elephants.
  • The U.S. leads the world as the biggest cookie bakers and eaters, spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone.
  • The chocolate chip cookie was created by accident by Ruth Wakefield. Ruth thought the chopped bits of chocolate would spread throughout the cookie when baked, but they held their form.
  • Introduced in 1902, the animal cracker was the first commercial cookie in the U.S.

About Cookie Jam Blast

In Jam City's franchise game Cookie Jam Blast, fans will follow Chef Panda's quest to become the best pâtissier in the world. Aboard the Bakery Airship, players will visit new worlds like Sherbert Forest and Berry Fundae Island and encounter new charming characters like the Gingy, Scoops, and the Yummy worms. They will crunch their way through classic modes like Waffles and experience tasty, new game modes like revealing Yumsicles or collecting Topplers. All the while as they play through the game, players earn ingredients to craft scrumptious treats for their customers and level up their Chef Rank. For the first time, friends can also send each other Bee-a-Buddy booster charges to help blast through levels in the game.

Cookie Jam Blast is a free-to-play, match-3 puzzle mobile game available now for iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices via the App Store and Google Play. For more details on Cookie Jam Blast or to connect with your Cookie Jam friends, follow us @CookieJamBlast (#CookieJamBlast):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cookiejamblast/
Twitter (News - Alert): https://twitter.com/cookiejamblast
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cookiejamblast/

About Jam City

Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City was founded in 2009 by MySpace (News - Alert) cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (Facebook "Game of the Year" winner) and Panda Pop. Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter, Family Guy and Marvel Avengers. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá and Buenos Aires. The Jam City team is known for its creative excellence and technological innovation in key areas including storytelling, data science and audience insights.

Editor's Note:

To download new assets for Cookie Jam Blast and the Season of Cookies event, please visit: https://app.box.com/v/CookieJamBlast-SeasonofCookies


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