Toronto, Canada—December 2, 2010 – Come face to face with a revolutionary new vision of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future in the most immersive edition ever of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol !
PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., an independent developer of a new category of interactive eBooks for Tablet PCs, announced today that its interactive version of the celebrated novel is now available for purchase in the App Store™ for Apple® iPad™.
“We’ve taken Charles Dickens’ most famous story and infused it with unique steampunk illustrations and animations,” said Jeffery Alan Schechter, CEO of PadWorx Digital Media, Inc. “As a visual style, steampunk conjures up images more usually associated with H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. By bringing this incredible style to ‘A Christmas Carol for iPad’ we’re giving readers and families a brand new way to experience the joy and wonder of this inspiring classic.”
Through 130 pages of lovingly abridged text, readers will help power the story forward. Whether turning the key in Scrooge’s door and watching as the door knocker changes into the deceased Jacob Marley, powering up and manipulating an assortment of wonderful steam powered devices, or just marveling at each chapter's ‘mechanical‘ page-turning contraptions, A Christmas Carol for iPad's animations, illustrations, original score, and sound effects will draw you into the story's unforgettable lessons of darkness, despair, joy and life. As with PadWorx’s debut title Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition, A Christmas Carol for iPad includes hidden Easter eggs of bonus content: the complete 1910 silent movie version of A Christmas Carol by Thomas Edison Studios as well as the full 1938 Orson Welles radio adaptation of the holiday tale.
A Christmas Carol for iPad has received national attention for its innovative design and execution, so much so that it has been directly endorsed by the Dickens Family. All interactive titles released by PadWorx Digital Media are built from the ground up using a proprietary game engine and create a brand new, fully-immersive reading experience through the combination of text, animation, gameplay elements, touch screen interaction, social media, sound effects and more.
A Christmas Carol is available now for iPad for $4.99. PadWorx Digital Media will release a version for Apple® iPhone™ later this month. In keeping with the holiday spirit, a portion of each sale of A Christmas Carol for the iPad will be donated to charity.
For more information on A Christmas Carol for iPad please visit: www.ipadchristmascarol.com. For more information on PadWorx Digital Media, please visit: www.padworxdigital.com. Follow us on Twitter @padworx and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Padworx-Digital-Media-Inc/120167378028143
About PadWorx Digital Media, Inc.:
PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., founded in 2010 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is an independent developer of software for tablet PCs including Apple®iPad™. The development team is dedicated to combining proprietary technology and innovative ideas in order to create new ways for readers to experience entertainment and literature. PadWorx Digital Media’s products are developed on their own proprietary game engine. For more information about PadWorx Digital Media please visit: www.padworxdigital.com.
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