Orange County, CA (PRWEB) January 6, 2006
With the vast array of next generation laptops, cell phones and digital cameras on display at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it’s readily apparent that digital imagery is the medium of choice for most consumers. However, without some context it’s difficult to display these precious images of our friends, family and loved ones in a meaningful way. In response to this need, Planetwide Games recently released Comic Book Creator™, an innovative self-publishing software that with a few mouse clicks allows users to create custom comics and scrapbooks.
The software, which is currently available, has a myriad of applications. Proud parents can use it to make comic-themed birthday invitations featuring their kids’ photos, or even coloring pages based on their kids’ favorite cartoon characters; students can use the software to illustrate homework or put together creative presentations; gamers who live through their virtual identities can now create authentic comic books from their game play action, documenting their virtual victories; photo scrapbook makers can capture their important events and experiences in real-life comic book form and bloggers can quickly generate political cartoons with a few mouse clicks. Once created, a comic can be printed out by a home computer or an outside source that for a fee will staple, bind and shrink-wrap it.
To create a comic, users need only select from one of over 500 different layout and design templates, drop in their art assets and insert text bubbles that bring to life whatever story they can imagine. Comic Book Creator™ will work with any jpeg, bmp or gif digital image and once users complete their masterpiece they can share it with friends by printing or exporting the image into a PDF or HTML file for online distribution.
Comic Book Creator™ is currently available at retail outlets across the United States and Canada, and via digital download from http://www.MyComicBookCreator.com and sells for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Content packs featuring popular entertainment properties will also be available via digital download and will range in price from $2.99 to $9.99.
A 14-day trial of the Comic Book Creator™ Self-Publishing Software can be downloaded at http://www.MyComicBookCreator.com and features all the functionality of the retail version of the software. The trial version printing and publishing capabilities contain a watermark on all printed and saved “Comic Book Creator” files. Watermarks are removed with the purchase of a full retail version of the software.
Minimum system requirements include a PC running Windows 2000 or higher, a Pentium 4 processor 128 MB of RAM, a CD ROM and a hard drive with 1 GB of free space.
About Planetwide Games
Based in Orange County, CA, Planetwide Games, Inc. is a provider of innovative games and application software. The Company’s games and applications easily integrate with portals and major game developers, or can be sold separately through digital downloads and box sales at retail locations. Planetwide Games’ Comic Book Creator™ is a new and innovative self-publishing software program that empowers users to create custom comic books using their own imaginations and digital images, and then publish them for friends online or in print. By providing an enhanced game playing experience and ease-of-use, Planetwide creates stronger online communities and new ways of expressing creativity, resulting in customer loyalty and longer sessions for portals and game developers. Planetwide Games also has 3D game engine software to develop branded titles, and a current library of casual games called Pixel Poppers™. The Pixel Popper library contains challenging games of strategy, trivia, sports and card games that can be downloaded to customers, major portals and social communities. Planetwide Games develops proprietary online technology and software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates. Visit http://www.PlanetwideGames.com and http://www.PlanetwideComics.com
Safe Harbor Statement
With the exception of historical information, matters discussed in this news release, including, in particular, statements about how Comic Book Creator software will be used in the consumer market place are forward-looking statements involving a number of risks and uncertainties and may not be achieved due to factors beyond our control. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general economic conditions and their affect on consumer spending, the Company’s inability to sufficiently anticipate market needs and develop products, increased competition, changing customer demands, and market acceptance of Company products. Planetwide Games, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
Planetwide Games, Inc.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: (800) 560-2993
mark.politi @ planetwidegames.com
5670 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 202-1891
mike.larson @ edelman.com
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