exploding kittens

exploding kittens

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Netflix will launch a mobile game and TV show based on “Exploding Kittens,” a popular card game created in Los Angeles.

The streaming giant, which has recently expanded into the realm of gaming, will release “Exploding Kittens - The Game'' on mobile devices in May and follow that with an “Exploding Kittens” adult animated comedy series in 2023, it announced Monday. It’s the first time that Netflix will launch a mobile game and adapt it into a TV series.

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For Elan Lee, cofounder of the Los Angeles-based tabletop game company Exploding Kittens, signs of trouble began in January.

As the novel coronavirus swept through China during planned factory closures for the annual new year celebration, Lee started hearing ominous rumbles that factories just might not be coming back online. With 200,000 now unfulfilled orders, the creator of the immensely popular, crowdfunded Exploding Kittens game was worried.

"We started noticing in January that we were going to very quickly have to remove our reliance on China to produce anything at all," Lee told dot.LA.

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