Ape Entertainment to Develop Comic Series Based on The Game Bakers’ Popular SQUIDS Mobile Games
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 9, 2012 – Ape Entertainment, developers of the massively popular Pocket God Comics and Cut the Rope: Comic, and independent video game developer The Game Bakers are announcing a new licensing agreement to create a series of original digital comic books and graphic novels based on The Game Bakers’ chart-topping game series, SQUIDS. Available for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, the SQUIDS games have been downloaded by more than one million players worldwide.
SQUIDS and its recent sequel, SQUIDS Wild West, are unique role-playing games with quirky characters, colorful cartoon graphics, and humorous storylines. A mysterious black ooze is encroaching on the Squids’ lush underwater kingdom, prompting a scrappy group of Squid heroes to fight back the only way they know how: by stretching their tentacles to spring into battle. Both SQUIDS games have been praised by fans for their vibrant artwork and lighthearted yet surprisingly epic plotlines—elements that will transition perfectly into Ape’s new comic series, which will explore the backstories of scout Steev, healer Vahine, and the rest of the SQUIDS crew.
“In terms of graphics and storytelling, the SQUIDS games already have a lot in common with comics, so continuing and expanding the adventure in comic books is a natural step,” says Audrey Leprince, The Game Bakers’ COO and cofounder. “Ape Entertainment has a proven track record within the comics industry and we’re excited to partner with them to bring our hungry fans more of the SQUIDS stories they love.”
“What attracted us to the SQUIDS property was its gorgeous cartoon art, comical storyline and intriguing characters,” said David Hedgecock, CEO of Ape Entertainment. “This combination is the perfect setup to expand upon its rich storyline and dive deeper into the backstory for an underwater adventure fans will love to read and explore.”
Ape Entertainment plans to release the full-color comic book series in print as well as through a standalone SQUIDS Comics app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the coming months.
About Ape Entertainment
Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin. Ape Entertainment is the comic book home to innovative new titles such as LITTLE GREEN MEN, SCOUTS, and HERO WITHIN. Ape is also the North American publisher for licensed properties THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, KUNG FU PANDA, RICHIE RICH, CASPER, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, POCKET GOD, and CUT THE ROPE. To learn more visit the company’s website at http://apecomics.com. Ape Entertainment is also on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ApeEntertainment and Twitter http://twitter.com/ApeComics.
About The Game Bakers
The Game Bakers is an independent video game studio based in Paris and Montpellier, France. Founded and staffed by industry veterans whose credits include numerous AAA console games, The Game Bakers focuses on creative projects that combine traditional gaming values with the best of the mobile experience. Their first game, SQUIDS, has had more than one million downloads since its October 2011 launch and can be enjoyed on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. A sequel, SQUIDS Wild West, went live on the App Store in June 2012. To learn more, visit the company’s website at http://thegamebakers.com. The Game Bakers are also on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/thegamebakers and Twitter http://twitter.com/thegamebakers.