FREMONT, CA and AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 12, 2006 -–
Digital Praise Inc, a leader in Christian themed, family-friendly entertainment software, today announced that it has signed a publishing agreement for “Solomon Says Bible Trivia, Volume 1—Anything Goes,” the first product from Cloud 9 Games, Inc., an innovative new Christian software entertainment company. Digital Praise will provide a complete range of manufacturing, marketing, and sales services for the PC game, a fun and upbeat product for the whole family.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Cloud 9 Games was formed in 2004 with the mission to provide Christians with an entertaining alternative to mainstream computer and video games. Cloud 9 is the vision of Curtis Ratica, a veteran video and PC game creator who previously worked for such well-known companies as Acclaim Games and Atomic Games.
Cloud 9’s initial entry into the Christian gaming segment, “Solomon Says Bible Trivia, Volume 1—Anything Goes” is fast-moving, humorous entertainment for all ages. The computer game tests the Bible knowledge of players while also teaching them about the fascinating and enlightening people, events and knowledge found in the Bible.
“The first time we played ‘Solomon Says’ we loved it and knew it was a natural addition to our catalog,” said Tom Bean, president and CEO of Digital Praise. “Cloud 9 clearly understands how to encourage positive Christian values while providing an extremely fun and lighthearted gaming experience. Digital Praise is excited to be working with Curtis and the Cloud 9 development team, and we look forward to playing a significant role in the future success of Cloud 9.”
“Digital Praise’s logo says it all—“Glorifying God Through Interactive Media,” noted Ratica, president of Cloud 9 Games. “It was clear to us from the outset that Digital Praise has the same value system we do. The company’s mission, combined with its resources and relationships both inside and outside the Christian gaming world, makes it a perfect publishing partner.”
In addition to providing product manufacturing and marketing services, Digital Praise will also distribute “Solomon Says” through its retail distribution channels spanning the Christian, general retail, online and international markets. Initially, this Cloud 9 game will be rolled out through the Digital Praise
exclusive partnership with EMI/CMG Distribution, the largest distributor of music, video and gaming to the Christian retail channel.
As with all of the games it publishes, Digital Praise will then work with SOS Network, the company’s sales channel development partner, to place Cloud 9 games in traditional general market retailers like Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA, major e-tailers like Amazon, and various big box retailers, leveraging SOS Network’s relationships with Atari and Navarre Corporation. Digital Praise also will work with international distributors like Authentic Media to distribute Cloud 9 products to the UK, Europe, South Africa and Australian markets.
Finally, Digital Praise plans to invest in advertising, PR and various other promotional activities to promote “Solomon Says,” and to market the product on its e-commerce Web site.
Cloud 9 Games anticipates extending its “Solomon Says” franchise through a series of other spin-off titles for both mainstream game consoles as well as the PC. For more information about Cloud 9 Games, visit http://www.cloud9games.com.
About Digital Praise, Inc.:
Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers. The company produces and publishes faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and “just good clean fun.” Digital Praise products have achieved top recognition from leading children’s gaming and advocacy groups including Parents Choice, iParenting Media, the National Parenting Center, The Dove Foundation, Dr. Toy and Plain Games. For more information, visit http://www.digitalpraise.com.
About Cloud 9 Games, Inc.:
Cloud 9 Games, Inc. strives to become the premiere Christian game developer in the world, bringing quality software entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy. Its first title, “Solomon Says—Anything Goes Bible Trivia,” is a hilarious PC game that tests Bible knowledge while providing an entertaining way to learn more about scripture. Future plans include a range of mainstream console games as well as more computer games. More information can be found at http://www.cloud9games.com.
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