And we thought the Infestation was over…
POCKET GOD joins TRANSFORMERS, Star Trek, G.I. JOE and Ghostbusters in IDWâ€™s massive crossover event, now on the iPadâ„¢ and iPhoneÂ®
San Diego, CA (May 17, 2011)â€”IDW Publishing and Ape Entertainment today announced the release ofÂ POCKET GOD: INFESTATION, now available for iPads and iPhones everywhere only through the freeÂ 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 â€“ the world of the insanely popularÂ POCKET GOD game.
INFESTATION is IDWâ€™s hugely successful comic series that infects theÂ TRANSFORMERS,Â G.I. JOE,Â Ghostbusters, andÂ Star Trek universes with legions of undead. This unparalleled, never-before-seen event is now available digitally through the Apple App Store in theÂ INFESTATIONComics 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 forÂ Dave Castelnuovo andÂ Allan Dye one winter week has turned into one of the biggest franchises on the App Store, withÂ Pocket Godbecoming 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.
â€œWe’re excited to bring outÂ POCKET GOD: INFESTATION,â€ stated Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. â€œThis was a perfect storm of events â€“ 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!â€
IDWâ€™s freeÂ INFESTATION app featuresÂ POCKET GOD: INFESTATION for only $0.99. TheÂ 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,Â INFESTATION #1, for only $0.99.
INFESTATION comics are available through the Apple App Store here: