Bastei Entertainment’s Multimedia Project Netwars Unveils New Update To Graphic Novel App

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Follow the elite hacker team, Sixth Column, as they carry out the next phase of their mission in The Butterfly Attack graphic novel app.

Netwars - The Butterfly Attack

The updated graphic novel app The Butterfly Attack is now available for iOS and Android devices.

Bastei Entertainment is proud to unveil a new update to their 3D graphic novel app The Butterfly Attack, an interactive three-part series now available in one iOS and Android app. Created by award-winning British novelist and screenplay writer M. Sean Coleman and the German production company Filmtank, The Butterfly Attack is one component of the Netwars Project, a cross-platform, fact-based, multimedia experience that uses fictional characters to explore the real threat of digital warfare in today’s technologically driven society.

The Butterfly Attack coincides with a web series, and a collection of eBooks that comprise the Netwars Project. Each part of the project is standalone while still complimentary to the larger story of netwars.

In The Butterfly Attack, Coleman merges facts and actual events to create a captivating and visually stunning fictional story about a team of hackers hired to conduct a mock cyberwar exercise that goes terribly wrong. Parallax technology enables the reader to become part of the story, with interactive motion sensors, 3D animations, video, and gaming elements fully integrated into the app.

“When I started out with this idea, I struggled with how to bring the amazing stories, threats and dangers posed by malicious hackers to the screen,” said Coleman. “The graphic novel format fell perfectly between the written and the visual, allowing me to tell a story that could incorporate technical information with interactive clues, and enable the audience to go deep inside the minds and machines of the main characters.”

The Butterfly Attack was originally created in English, and will be published simultaneously in German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Additional features of The Butterfly Attack graphic novel app include:

  • A fascinating graphic novel in three parts.
  • Background information on real cyber security issues.
  • Immersive experience complete with parallax 3D scenes, animations, sound effects and interactive elements.

Episode one of The Butterfly Attack is available now for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, and Samsung App Marketplace. Readers can continue the story with episodes two and three available as in-app purchases for $1.99 each.

For more information on The Butterfly Attack, the netwars web series, television documentary, and selection of eBooks, visit, like Netwars on Facebook, and follow @NetwarsProject on Twitter.

About Bastei Entertainment:
Founded in 1953 and based in Cologne, Bastei Lübbe is one of Germany’s leading trade publishers. Home of bestselling authors David Baldacci, Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Ken Follett, Lesley Pearse and many more, it publishes more than 700 titles a year.

In June 2010, Bastei Lübbe started its own digital department: Bastei Entertainment, with the aim of encouraging new innovative product development and the creation of a global digital entertainment experience which covers everything from eBooks and audiobooks to apps and digitally enhanced products. With an in-house development team, unique multimedia content is continuously created with recent examples including multiple-language Vatican thriller, Apocalypsis which has been downloaded as an app more than 1,000,000 times in China alone.

About Filmtank:
Filmtank produces high quality and awarded films and documentaries. They are producing sophisticated cross media content like Serious Games, interactive graphic novels and web documentaries.

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