Discovery inks vid game deal for kids titles

Titles will center on dolphins, puppies, ponies, kittens

SAN DIEGO -- Discovery Communications has inked a deal with game publisher 505 Games and branding/licensing company Big Tent Entertainment for a series of Discovery Kids pet-simulation games.

"Dolphin Discovery," "Puppy Playtime," "Pony Paradise" and "Kitten Corner" will be available this spring for the Nintendo DS portable system.

"Similar to the Discovery Kids channel, these new video games are designed to inspire children to have fun while learning," Discovery Commerce COO Kelly Day said.

Discovery has dabbled in games before, including an Xbox game based on the "Deadliest Catch" series, but these are the first titles to leverage the Discovery Kids brand.