Official Press Release
Shazaam! Om Nom™, the loveable character from the award winning mobile game Cut the Rope™, is now a comic book hero! Millions of fans that play Cut the Rope have fallen in love with the adorable green monster. Now, through the new comic series released today in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, they will start to learn more about Om Nom and his fascination for candy!
According to Misha Lyalin, CEO of ZeptoLab, creators of the award winning Cut the Rope game, "The comic book is just the first step in broadening the reach of the Cut the Rope brand. Plush toys, apparel and accessories were recently released in the US. We are expanding all over the world and new items will be rolling out over the next several months. On the licensing and merchandising side, we see tremendous opportunities to bring Om Nom into homes around the world."
Based on one of the most downloaded mobile games of all-time, the Cut the Rope No. 1 digital 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.
ZeptoLab developed the digital comic series in conjunction with Ape Entertainment, who has a proven track record with comic book apps as demonstrated by the company’s success with the hugely popular Pocket God digital comic series.
“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 immediately shared our vision for extending the brand into the comic world. The result of their efforts is one of the most interesting examples of how to bring a video game to a new medium.”
"The Cut the Rope digital comic series 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 and local comic shops."
The first three issues of the on-going series are currently available on the iTunes App Store at www.apple.com/appstore/ - the first issue is free and additional issues are available for $1.99 through in-app purchase.
ZeptoLab™ 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. For the latest news about Cut the Rope and Om Nom, follow us at facebook.com/cuttherope or @Cut_the_Rope on Twitter or visit www.zeptolab.com.
About Ape Entertainment:
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. For the latest news about Ape Entertainment, please follow us at www.Facebook.com/ApeEntertainment, www.twitter.com/ApeComics or visit www.ApeComics.com.