OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TOMY International, the master toy licensee for the upcoming Lightseekers fantasy adventure role-playing game from PlayFusion, congratulates their partner on an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign that drew 1,635 backers and raised $227,660 for the innovative game and its ground-breaking transmedia platform. Lightseekers is far more than just a game; it's the fusion of fantasy and reality powered by a proprietary technology platform that integrates video games, smart action figures with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards and more, creating the most ambitious transmedia entertainment platform ever envisioned. TOMY will manufacture, distribute and market the entire toy line including smart figures, accessories, trading cards and more, and is in full-production mode preparing to launch in early 2017. "We knew when we first met with PlayFusion back in 2014 that the platform they had created was going to not only disrupt the toy and gaming industries, but that it was going to really push the envelope on what a great toy is and can be in the future," said Sarah Moen, Head of Toy and Hobby for TOMY International. "Their Kickstarter campaign has put the property on the map in a significant way, and as we work together with PlayFusion to get ready for the American International Toy Fair in February we not only have a great success story to share with the industry, but we have a community of brand advocates that is looking forward to the product being available in early 2017." Lightseekers is a story-rich action adventure RPG built for mobile and tablet (available for Mac/PC in 2017) that fuses fantasy and reality through the hi-tech FusionCore, the powerful mini-computer embedded within each action figure and the "brains" behind the smart connected toys. The FusionCore completely eliminates the need for cumbersome NFC portals allowing the game to seamlessly connect to TOMY's 7" collector-quality, articulated smart action figures. The character's unique attributes, accomplishments, social circle and lineage are stored in perpetuity. In other words, the game automatically remembers the last character played, enabling on-the-go play without figures in the state that it was when it was last connected. Any progress made is then updated when the FusionCore is reconnected.