Debut release to be based on its line-up of pirate playthings.
38-year-old Playmobil has exclusively partnered with Gameloft to support its mobile launch, and the publisher is currently developing Playmobile Pirates.
It's not the first time Gameloft has partnered with a toy maker, recently teaming Hasbro to bring My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop to mobile.
The design will replicate the original Playmobile products, as users will need to build a pirate base of operations and recruit crew members by completing mini-games and challenges.
Christian Buchner, project manager of new media, Playmobil, said: "By featuring our world-famous pirates' toys in an innovative and user-friendly digital game, Gameloft supports us in bringing fans a new, totally immersive gaming experience."
Gonzague de Vallois, VP of publishing, Gameloft, said: "We've put a lot of effort into creating a gaming experience that remains faithful to the fascinating Playmobil universe, from the famous pirate ship to the brand's unique characters."
Playmobil Pirates will be available for free on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets by the end of the year.