Kim Kardashian game maker Glu to develop Katy Perry game

Kim Kardashian game maker Glu to develop Katy Perry game
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Mobile game developer Glu Mobile Inc said it would partner with top-selling singer Katy Perry to develop a new mobile game, which will include the Firework singer's voice and likeness.

The company, known for its popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, said it expects to release the game in the fourth quarter.

Glu also reported a 78 per cent jump in fourth-quarter adjusted revenue.

Katy Perry, who hosted the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, is known for hit singles such as Teenage Dream, ET and Roar.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is a free-to-download mobile game where the user can create a celebrity avatar and interact with celebrities in a virtual world filled with parties, paparazzi and luxury homes.

The top-grossing game, which was released in June last year, accounted for about a third of Glu's adjusted revenue for 2014.

Adjusted revenue rose to US$76.2 million (S$103 million), beating the average analyst estimate of US$63.8 million.

The company reported a profit of US$0.11 per share, excluding items, for the quarter ended Dec 31. This trumped the average analyst estimate of US$0.02 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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