Toca Boca Expands

Toca Boca acquires zinc Roe's Tickle Tap app series and development team.

Toca Boca is crossing new boundaries – business-wise and geographically. The popular toy app developer has announced it is acquiring the award-winning Tickle Tap app series from Toronto-based zinc Roe. The acquisition includes the company’s 10-person development team.  zinc Roe Founder Jason Krogh will serve as the CEO of the newly named studio, Sago Sago.

The Tickle Tap apps include Sound Shaker, a sound toy, and Doodlecast for Kids, an app that records your voice as you draw to create short videos.  Doodlecast for Kids has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today and The Guardian and received numerous accolades including a Gold Award from the Parent’s Choice Foundation and the Editor’s Choice from Children’s Technology Review.

“We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented zinc Roe team to the Toca Boca family and look forward to building on the momentum of the Tickle Tap series,” says Björn Jeffery, Co-Founder and CEO at Toca Boca.  “Consumers can expect great things to come from this union as the two companies share a common vision and development philosophy toward creating the highest quality, innovative and fun digital toy play experiences on the market.”

“It is a very exciting time for zinc Roe as we join forces with Toca Boca to further expand the Tickle Tap series as well as create new, original digital toy properties that will delight youngsters around the globe,” said Jason Krogh.  “This new venture brings together best-in-class creativity, design and development.”

The Sago Sago studio will remain in Toronto.

Bonnier Growth Media