PadWorx Digital Media to Bring Charles Dickens’ Holiday Classic‘A Christmas Carol’ to Apple® iPad™ a

Toronto, Canada—November 18, 2010– The beloved Christmas story that defines the true spirit of the season is coming to Apple®iPad™ and iPhone™ as a new, delightfully interactive experience! PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., an independent developer of a new category of interactive eBooks for tablet PCs, announced today it will release A Christmas Carol on the App Store® in time for the holidays!

Download the trailer and see A Christmas Carol here: http://rcpt.yousendit.com/991388583/1555ca271aed0d61f296534947a0a0c7

“This is unlike any version of A Christmas Carol ever seen before,” said Jeffery Alan Schechter, CEO and producer at PadWorx Digital Media, Inc. “Charles Dickens’ remarkable book reminds all of us not just about the importance of gratitude and charity, but about the power of personal transformation. Running with this idea and borrowing from the‘steampunk’ art style more closely associated with Jules Verne, we’ve designed our A Christmas Carol to feel as if the iPad or iPhone you’re reading it on has been itself transformed into a steam-powered machine.”

Readers will not only witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart-warming transformation through 130 pages of lovingly abridged text, but for the first time they will become part of the story through revolutionary interaction.  Turn the key in Scrooge’s door and watch as the door knocker changes into the deceased Jacob Marley, or try your hand at cleaning pages of the grime of industrial-era London.  Whether you’re traveling through time and space with Scrooge and the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, or powering up and manipulating an assortment of wonderful steam and gas-powered inventions, PadWorx A Christmas Carol’s steampunk-style animation, illustrations, original score and sound effects will captivate readers through the story’s unforgettable images and lessons of darkness, despair, joy and life.  

The design and execution of PadWorx’s A Christmas Carol is so innovative that it has been endorsed by the Dickens family.  “Reading A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition for many and we’re delighted to see PadWorx’s interactive version give families an entirely new way to experience the cherished story and perhaps even introduce the well-known classic to a younger generation,” said Mark Charles Dickens on behalf of the Dickens family.

A Christmas Carol is the second title in a series of new interactive eBooks developed by PadWorx Digital Media.  The company released its debut title Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition last month, which quickly garnered national attention and praise from critics and consumers alike, becoming Apple’s iPad App of the Week the day after release.All interactive titles released by PadWorx Digital Media are built from the ground up using a proprietary game engine and create a brand new, fully-immersive reading experience through the combination of text, animation, gameplay elements, touch screen interaction, social media, sound effects and more.  A Christmas Carol will be released first for the iPad, followed shortly afterwards by a version for the iPhone.

Pricing for A Christmas Carol will be announced in the coming weeks.   If you own an iPad or iPhone and are interested in previewing the interactive eBook please contact Danitra Alomia at danitra@reverbinc.com.

For more information on A Christmas Carol for the iPad and iPhone, please visit: www.ipadchristmascarol.com  

For more information on PadWorx Digital Media, please visit: www.padworxdigital.com.

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About PadWorx Digital Media, Inc.:

PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., founded in 2010 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is an independent developer of software for tablet PCs including Apple®iPad™.  The development team is dedicated to combining proprietary technology and innovative ideas in order to create new ways for readers to experience entertainment and literature.  PadWorx Digital Media’s products are developed on their own proprietary game engine.  For more information about PadWorx Digital Media please visit: www.padworxdigital.com.  

PadWorx Media Contact:

Danitra Alomia     

Reverb Communications

danitra@reverbinc.com

209-586-1495 x115 


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