The Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) from The Topps Company was a massively popular trading card game back in the 80s. It defined the childhood of many people of that generation. Even to this day, the card game is still being sold in more than 14,000 retail stores all over North America. Now, game developer Jago Studios is turning it into a mobile game.

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Popular 1980s card game Garbage Pail Kids is getting a mobile game

Stuart Drexler, CEO of Jago Studios, explained that Garbage Pail Kids was basically an icon of the 1980s, and so a digital card battler for mobile featuring its characters seems like a natural expansion. He also said that the company is thrilled to have the chance to work with Topps. They want to bring the memorable characters of the franchise to life, and in a brand new way. Now, fans will be able to interact with their favorite characters directly through their mobile phones.

The game developer has also released an extended launch trailer, which you can see below.

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game Extended Trailer

Ira Friedman, Vice President of The Topps Company, also agrees that this mobile game by Jago Studios will present Garbage Pail Kids in a way that no one has done before. He promises that the game will deliver a new experience both for newcomers and veteran fans who grew up with the franchise while still remain faithful to the heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game will be a free-to-play RPG/Card battle game for mobile devices. It features several iconic characters of the original card game. The game is in soft launch at the moment and is expected to launch globally early next year. It will be available for both Android and iOS.

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This mobile title will be an RPG/Card battle game

The reason Jago Studios decided to make a mobile game based on Garbage Pail Kids was that according to Drexler, it possesses several characteristics that make it a perfect fit. He and other developers believe that humor has the power to bring people closer together. "People like to laugh, and it’s something we could certainly use more of these days,” he said.