Digital Praise Brings Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends™ to Computer Games for Kids

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New licensing agreement with Tommy Nelson, Inc. allows for development of gaming software based on popular Christian characters.

— Digital Praise, Inc., a leader in family-friendly entertainment software, today announced its licensing agreement with Tommy Nelson, Inc., a major commercial publisher of Christian and family-focused products. The agreement allows Digital Praise to produce a line of software games based on the popular Hermie and Friends™ Christian characters, developed by minister and best-selling author Max Lucado. Hermie and Friends™ DVD’s, videos, books, and CD’s are favorites among Christian youth—over the past two years over 1 million Hermie and Friends™ videos have been sold, making the characters some of the most well known in the Christian community. Hermie and Friends™ videos and books focus on conveying Biblical messages to children in a fun and entertaining manner.

Digital Praise plans to release two Hermie and Friends™ gaming titles for children age 3-6 years old this fall. The games will focus on two specific Max Lucado characters, Flo, the Lyin’ Fly, and Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee. Children will interact with the charming characters that live in Hermie’s garden and learn spiritual messages along the way.

“Digital Praise is a recognized leader in the development and distribution of entertainment and spiritually uplifting computer gaming titles,” said Bill Reeves, Entertainment Director, Tommy Nelson Inc., “Through our agreement with Digital Praise, the company will be able to create Hermie and Friends™ software and deliver the programs to young fans. Hermie and Friends™ characters convey very important lessons about life and spirituality, and we are confident that Digital Praise will translate the enormous success of the characters into the computer gaming format.”

“Our relationship with Tommy Nelson is important, as it grants Digital Praise access to Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends™ character line, one of the most popular among Christian families, and associates our products with one of the largest commercial publishers of Christian-related products,” said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise. “We have already begun developing a number of titles featuring Hermie and Friends™ characters, and are eagerly awaiting the release of our first Hermie and Friends™ products this fall.”

Additional information about the Hermie and Friends™ product line can be found at, or at Digital Praise and its products can be found online at

About Digital Praise, Inc.

Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of award-winning family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers. The company produces faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and "just good clean fun." For more information, visit

About Tommy Nelson, Inc.

Tommy Nelson, the kid's division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., was created to place into the hands of children of all ages a wide variety of high-quality, enjoyable products that are consistent with the teachings found in the Bible and designed to expand children's imaginations and nurture their faith while pointing them to a personal relationship with God. More than a publisher, Tommy Nelson is a children's company that creates, markets and distributes books, Bibles, home video and audio products, music and other related ancillary products such as plush toys, games and action figures aimed at children ages 0-14.


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