The Build-A-Bear Workshop® Bear Valley™ App Brings the Teddy Bear to Life On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Jul 22, 2013, 04:00 ET from 505 Games

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, in partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop®(NYSE: BBW) today announced the launch of Build-A-Bear Workshop® Bear Valley for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. Developed by WayForward, the game lets Build-A-Bear Workshop enthusiasts make their own furry friends as they visit and explore Bear Valley and engage in tons of fun and activities.

In Bear Valley, fans can take their bears shopping for the latest fashion trends, treat them to a day at the spa, customize their own Cub Condo®, plus visit Paw Print Park to enjoy slides, swings, a merry-go-round and more.

Additional features include:

  • An outdoor theatre where bears perform musical Bear Bops and put on fashion shows.
  • A customizable Pawsome Pad with curtains, furniture, wallpaper and electronics.
  • The Bear Farm where players can grow crops, milk cows and gather eggs.
  • A toy vendor where bears visit to ride skateboards, fly kites, and inner tube down the Bear Valley River.
  • Strike-A-Pose Studio where bears participate in scavenger hunts.  
  • Bearemy's Bakery where bears prepare delicious goodies.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Valley App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at

Check out the trailer at:

About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.   Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and South America. Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail. Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball® mascot in-stadium locations, and Build-A-Dino® stores. Build-A-Bear Workshop extends its in-store interactive experience online with its award winning virtual world Web site at The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fifth year in a row in 2013. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $380.9 million in fiscal 2012. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the company's award-winning Web site at®.

About 505 Games 505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels.  The company publishes games on leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Sniper Elite V2, Terraria, Way of The Dogg, Naughty Bear as well as the upcoming Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, PAYDAY 2, TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre, How to Survive and Rekoil.

505 Games has offices in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, UK, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit

For Media Inquiries Please Contact: Lisa Fields Public Relations Director, North America 505 Games  (818) 540-3013

Shannon Lammert Senior Public Relations Bear Build-A-Bear Workshop  (314) 556-8841

SOURCE 505 Games