Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2009
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announced today the first series of officially licensed iPhone Apps based on the beloved Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Grinchmas, a casual, light-hearted snowball and present-throwing game, is now available in the App Store for $1.99, in addition to Dr. Seuss Camera - The Grinch Edition, a unique and whimsical greeting card maker now available for only $2.99.
Also coming this holiday season from Oceanhouse Media is a How the Grinch Stole Christmas! e-Book App. Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is being adapted for the first time to an interactive book format for the iPhone and iPod Touch and will combine the beautiful original artwork of the book with innovative features that promote reading in young children.
“Generations have grown up on the classic holiday tale by Dr. Seuss, so we’re pleased to begin a new holiday tradition this year by extending How the Grinch Stole Christmas! to the iPhone with Oceanhouse Media,” said Susan Brandt, Executive Vice President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Families waiting in line to see Santa, or wanting to send warm holiday greetings from afar will now be able to make new memories with the Whos and the beloved Grinch wherever they go.”
Available for both the iPhone and iPod Touch in the Kids Games and Family Games categories, the Grinchmas app is a fun, casual game in which players assume the role of the Grinch perched atop Mount Crumpit. By swiping across the multi-touch screen, players throw either snowballs or presents down to Who-ville, depending on whether they feel “mean” or “merry.” Grinchmas features fun, colorful graphics that mirror the timeless style of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Accuracy and quantity of successful throws determine the player’s score.
The Dr. Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition app for the iPhone is now available in the Photography category and allows users to create festive “Grinchmas Cards” using the iPhone’s built-in camera. Players can pose with characters or choose to become the Grinch, his faithful four-legged friend Max, or even the adorable little Cindy-Lou Who. Cards can be personalized with comical and colorful stamps, borders and classic Seussian text. Grinchmas Cards can be e-mailed to friends and family or saved to the Photo Library.
For more information on the products and direct links to the App store, please visit http://www.oceanhousemedia.com/products.
About Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is an iPhone / iPod Touch app development company founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, former CEO of Presto Studios and Director of Business Development at Autodesk. The team is comprised of developers with decades of experience, primarily from the videogame business, that now share a common purpose to uplift, educate and inspire through technology. Currently, Oceanhouse Media has over 65 apps on the App Store. The company’s corporate mantra is "Creativity with Purpose." http://www.oceanhousemedia.com
About Dr. Seuss Enterprise, L.P.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises was founded in 1993 following the death of Theodor S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss, to conserve and nurture the works of Dr. Seuss by protecting the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into licensed merchandise. The licensing effort is a strategic part of the overall effort to strengthen and protect the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Geisel said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges”. That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
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