San Francisco, California – The pygmies of Pocket God love free things: free coconuts on the half shell, free airfare to far off volcanoes, and free time to run away from the many dangerous monsters that roam their island. Pygmies are also huge comic fans, and throughout the weekend pygmies all over the globe have another freebie to put on the list – free comic books.
Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative are proud to announce that first issue of the digital comic book series based on Pocket God will be available for free for a limited time on Monster Free Apps (www.MonsterFreeApps.com). This promotion for the digital comic comes hot on the heels of the best-selling series’ reaching the 500,000 downloads milestone.
In addition, the full-color digital comic series has today introduced issue No. 11, which is available for immediate download on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad via iVerse Media, a digital distribution partner of Ape Entertainment. The new issue features 20 pages of all new content starring the pygmies of Pocket God on their adventures to understand their world and to just stay alive as long as possible. Fans can follow Ooga, Booga, Klik, Klak, Nooby & Dooby as they get eaten by piranhas, hit by meteors, menaced by Sharks-with-Frickin-Lasers, and face even more horrible dangers.
Created by Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye, founders of Bolt Creative, Pocket God has consistently maintained a spot in the “Top 25″ games in the iTunes App Store for two and a half years running. With total sales of 7 million downloads since release, the success of Pocket God comes from a combination of endearing characters, unique art style and an incredibly fanatical community of followers.
Pocket God No. 11 – Part two of the ‘A QUEST CALLED TRIBE’ story arc:
Sun, the mysterious new female pygmy, has convinced the tribe to help her on her quest to find the rest of her missing tribe mates (more pygmies?!) and save them from the maleficent Newbie. Will this be the issue that gives us even more new pygmy characters? Who are the bubble breathing people? And where has Nooby disappeared to? The action and mystery continue to pile up.
With the addition of app enhancements included in the digital downloads of the comics to assist consumers in locating their nearest comic book retailer, Ape hopes that Pocket God will inspire new readers to discover the exciting world of comics through their local comic book shops.
Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin. Comic book home to such popular titles as Black Dynamite: Slave Island, Freakshow, Little Green Men and the Eisner Award nominated SCRATCH9. Ape Entertainment is also the North American publisher for licensed properties including Pocket God, Shrek, The Penguins Of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Richie Rich, Casper and Strawberry Shortcake. Copyright (C) 2011 Ape Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.