All Aboard! Budge Studios Launches Chuggington Traintastic Adventures App for iOS

MONTREAL, CANADA – October 25, 2012 –  From the developers behind Minnie Bow Maker and Dora’s Ballet Adventure, Budge Studios announces the launch of Chuggington Traintastic Adventures, a train set adventure app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. 

Based on the popular show Chuggington™ which airs weekdays on Disney Junior, Disney Channel’s programming block for kids ages 2 to 7 and their families, and daily on the new 24-hour Disney Junior cable and satellite channel, this virtual train set invites children ages 3 to 8 to explore Chuggington in an interactive adventure on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

With the unique path drawing gameplay, children help chuggers accomplish various quests within an adventure pack by solving problems along the way. The additional Build and Play mode allows players to customize the world by adding buildings, interactive rail items and the ability to upgrade and personalize their trains with exciting accessories.

"With this app, kids get to be creative, learn and play in a dynamic way unlike any traditional train set," adds Creative Director, Michael Elman.

“Budge Studios is a leader in developing eye-catching, educational and entertaining apps targeted to preschoolers,” said Megan Buecher, Director of Licensing, Ludorum. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with them on our newest Chuggington app."

Chugginton Traintastic Adventures is filled with endless entertainment, eye-catching 3D animation, character voiceover and even features short clips from actual episodes as players make their way though each of the adventure packs. Players can also visit their collection to see what items have been completed and find additional quests within the four adventure packs available in the app. 

The Chuggington Traintastic Adventures App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at  www.itunes.ca/appstore/.

About Ludorum PLC:

Ludorum was co-founded and is managed by Rob Lawes (CEO)and formerly CEO of HIT Entertainment PLC which managed a strong portfolio of children's properties including Bob the Builder™, Barney™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™ and Guinness World Records®, and by Dick Rothkopf (Chairman) and the co-founder and former CEO of Learning Curve, International, the company that held toy licenses for Thomas & Friends and other preschool properties. Ludorum is dedicated to developing, building, acquiring and marketing global intellectual entertainment properties. For more information about Ludorum please visit:  www.ludorum.com

About Chuggington:

Chuggington is a CGI-animated series that follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style.  The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography.  Entertainment and enjoyment are at the heart of  Chuggington, but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development.  Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder™.  Further information is available at  www.chuggington.com.

About Budge:

Budge Studios is a leading publisher and developer of interactive children’s books, games, and digital toys for multiple platforms including touch devices and tablet computers. Located in Montreal, Budge creates dynamic and engaging products that are both entertaining and educational for millions of children all over the world. Focused specifically on producing content for kids, Budge Studios is working together with the industry’s top licensors and toy companies.

App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id561690207

Web site:  http://www.budgestudios.ca/

Trailer:  http://www.budgestudios.ca/?p=app&app=traintastic

Twitter: @BudgeStudios

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BudgeStudios?ref=ts

 


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