IDW Publishing and Ape Entertainment bring Infestation to the Pocket God Universe
POCKET GOD joins TRANSFORMERS, Star Trek, G.I. JOE and Ghostbusters in IDW’s massive crossover event, now on the iPad™ and iPhone®
San Diego, CA (May 17, 2011)—IDW Publishing and Ape Entertainment today announced the release of POCKET GOD: INFESTATION, now available for iPads and iPhones everywhere only through the free INFESTATION Comics app. This first partnership between IDW and Ape offers a special $0.99, digital-only, full-length comic story of yet another infested universe – the world of the insanely popular POCKET GOD game.
INFESTATION is IDW’s hugely successful comic series that infects the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek universes with legions of undead. This unparalleled, never-before-seen event is now available digitally through the Apple App Store in the INFESTATION Comics app, made specially for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Readers can view full size pages, or read panel-by-panel simply by turning the iPhone or iPod touch horizontally. The app includes all the issues of the IDW event, as well as special features, such as a cover gallery and character designs.
What was intended to be a small side project for Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye one winter week has turned into one of the biggest franchises on the App Store, with Pocket God becoming a smash hit just months after its release. With over four-million units sold and thirty-five free updates, which have introduced mini-games, new islands to discover, and creative ways to smite Pygmies, Pocket God continues to impress day one fans and new players alike with its irreverent humor and originality.
“We’re excited to bring out POCKET GOD: INFESTATION,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. “This was a perfect storm of events – Michael Murphey, CEO of iVerse, brought IDW, Ape and Bolt together with the crazy idea of one more universe that needed infesting. POCKET GOD comics have been one of the biggest comics phenomenon of the iOS App Store. By bringing that audience into IDWs INFESTATION event, we are truly exposing comics to millions of Pocket God game fans and potential new comics readers!”
IDW’s free INFESTATION app features POCKET GOD: INFESTATION for only $0.99. The INFESTATION app also includes the free preview edition, plus digital-only versions of the issue checklist and a cover and character designs gallery. Readers can also download the 40-page kick-off story, INFESTATION #1, for only $0.99.
INFESTATION comics are available through the Apple App Store here:
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
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