SAN MATEO, CA - July 26, 2007 - D2C Games, a premier publisher and developer of downloadable interactive entertainment, announced today that it has partnered with comic and film luminaries, RAW Studios, to bring independent comic properties to audiences as downloadable digital video comics under its new studio, D2 Comics.
RAW Studios, founded by actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist, The Mutant Chronicles) and in partnership with acclaimed graphic novelist Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, City of Others, Criminal Macabre) and Eisner Award nominated illustrator Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer, Preacher), is bringing feature-rich multimedia versions of its Bad Planet and Alien Pig Farm 3000 franchises as part of the initial launch to PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable), PC, and mobile platforms this fall. The deal also includes a first-look deal to develop games for RAW Studios as well as the rights to digitally distribute the company's films on gaming platforms.
"Working with D2C Games allows us to unleash a world of possibilities with these properties," said Thomas Jane, of RAW Studios. "It's an evolution of the medium and we are right there at the forefront."
"Thomas and Steve bring extensive talent and enthralling storylines to the table and we're able to expand upon that to fill out their vision," said Jim Flaharty, General Manager and Senior Vice President of D2C Games. "In turn, we are delivering that completed vision to the fans, whether it's digital video comics, video games, or even movies."
In a departure from traditional games and comics, D2 Comics brings properties off the printed page and into vivid life with original musical scores, action directed by the creators themselves, and behind-the-scenes videos and commentary that give viewers a peek into the creative process.
"We believe RAW Studios can help us deliver new and compelling intellectual properties for the mass market," said Ludon Lee, Producer for D2 Comics. "We are convinced that RAW Studios can gather the best talents in its industry who are looking to cross over into a new age of digital entertainment."
For more information about D2C Games visit: www.d2cgames.com.
For more information about RAW Studios visit: www.raw-studios.com.
About D2C Games
Based in San Mateo, CA, D2C Games, Inc. is a digital game publisher focused on original intellectual property, casual sports and episodic entertainment for all platforms via download. The company is a licensed Sony publisher and provides direct-to-customer game publishing services for independent studios. Its internal development studio provides intellectual property design and development for PlayStation ® 2 and PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment systems, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable), Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii TM , PC, and 3D mobile platforms.
About RAW Studios
RAW Studios, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is founded by Thomas Jane and dedicated to producing original high-quality horror, sci-fi and adventure films, comics, books and games.