San Francisco, California – ZeptoLab, creators of the award winning game Cut the Rope(TM), in conjunction with Ape Entertainment, developers of the hugely popular Pocket God digital comic series, is proud to announce Om Nom(TM), the lovable character from the game, is now a comic book hero in his very own app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Millions of fans that play Cut the Rope have fallen in love with the adorable green monster and now, through the new comic series, they can learn more about Om Nom and his fascination for candy.
“The comic book is just the first step in broadening the reach of the Cut the Rope brand,” said Misha Lyalin, CEO of ZeptoLab. “Starting with plush toys, apparel and accessories, we see significant opportunities to build our licensing and merchandising business and bring Om Nom into homes around the world.”
The Cut the Rope: Comic series begins in a quaint little town where opportunity sometimes knocks, but in thirteen-year-old Evan Coulton’s case, opportunity leaves a plain and uninteresting box on his doorstep. Of course, the surprise contents inside are anything but plain and uninteresting.
Before Evan realizes what’s going on, both his kitchen and his life have been turned upside down by a little green monster with an endless appetite for sweets. Om Nom’s sugar levels leave him either high on energy or lazily collecting more candy, as he and Evan discover just how much they have in common. Fans can follow the adventures of Evan and Om Nom as trouble unfolds in one of the most anticipated new comic series today.
“With millions of fans around the world playing Cut the Rope, the new comic series provides the first glimpse into the story of Om Nom,” said Semyon Voinov co-founder, ZeptoLab. “Ape Entertainment shared our vision for extending the brand into the comic world and the result is a compelling story for all Cut the Rope fans to enjoy.”
“The Cut the Rope: Comic App is much more than a pages to pixels app – it’s an experience that taps into the power of iOS and unleashes the world of Om Nom to fans across the globe,” said David Hedgecock, CEO of Ape Entertainment. “We believe this is the exact direction that will satiate comic book fans’ appetite in the digital age, as well as offer a reason to continue coming back to the App Store as well as local comic shops.”
The Cut the Rope: Comic App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The first issue is included for free, and additional issues are available for $1.99 each through In-App Purchase.
ZeptoLab(TM) is an independent team of professionals dedicated to the science of fun. The creative designers and engineers responsible for the games at ZeptoLab have redefined mobile gaming with unique physics-based gameplay that capitalizes on touch technology and engages die-hard and casual gamers alike.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 18.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Cut the Rope: Comic 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
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, WHITE PICKET FENCES, 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.