Cartoon Network New Media has launched BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: GAME CREATOR, a new, free online game that merges the popular animated action franchise with user-generated content, marking the first game of its kind.
Beginning today, fans can access the tools and animations they need to build their own action-adventure game featuring the new series BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE, which premiered with record-breaking ratings April 18 on Cartoon Network. The game is based on the new BEN 10 series, which advances the plot five years into the future.
The BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE GAME CREATOR lets users easily build their own online games and share them with fans everywhere. Players choose their own hero from four of Ben's new aliens -- Swampfire, Humongousaur, Jetray and Spidermonkey -- each of which has unique powers and abilities that impact game play. Completed games can be shared with friends and sent to CartoonNetwork.com's game gallery for other fans to play and rate.
BEN 10 games are consistently among the most popular of the more than 190 free games at CartoonNetwork.com. Most recently, the first game based on the new series, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: FOREVER DEFENSE, smashed records on the site, scoring more than five million game plays in its debut week of March 10-16, 2008. The previous game-play record-holder for the site was also from BEN 10 with BEN 10: SAVAGE PURSUIT, which grabbed more than four million game plays its first week online in October of 2007.
"This year we will launch thousands of new games -- or, rather, our audience will," said Paul Condolora, senior vice president, Digital for Turner's Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group. "BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE GAME CREATOR gives kids the power and creative freedom to build and publish their own games and is a first step in our ambition to become the number one online destination where kids go to create, play and share games."
BEN 10 games currently dominate the top 10 most popular games at CartoonNetwork.com, holding five of the top ten spots, including BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE FOREVER DEFENSE at No. 2; BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE ACTION PACKS at No. 3; BEN 10: BATTLE READY at No. 4 and BEN 10: CANNONBOLT PINBALL at No. 5.