[ENGLISH] Popcultivator tells us: CHICAGO, IL: PopCult Solutions and SkyVu Pictures have partnered to bring the iTunes chart-topping game to life in comic book form. In the coming weeks and months ahead, the world of the BATTLE BEARS will be expanded upon through original comic book stories available via the web, the iTunes App store, and more.
BATTLE BEARS is a hot new character franchise created by Benjamin Vu and his team at SkyVu Pictures. The first BATTLE BEARS game has garnered over 2 Million downloads on iTunes and its fan base continues to skyrocket globally. The game has won two major app awards and continues to attract thousands of new fans daily from around the world.
« We’re very excited about bringing BATTLE BEARS to the world of comics with PopCult Solutions, » said Vu. « The millions of people who’ve downloaded our iPhone game will now be able to discover more about the BATTLE BEARS saga and bridge the funny action-packed story lines that happen in our games. »
Vu adds, « OLIVER the BATTLE BEAR is already one of the most recognizable characters on the iPhone and iPod Touch. His adventures in the these comics will reveal more about him and other new characters that will be appearing in upcoming BATTLE BEARS games. »
« BATTLE BEARS represents where so much of modern entertainment and gaming are headed, » said Josh Blaylock, Managing Partner of PopCult. « It’s an original idea that’s executed completely outside of the traditional ‘rules’ of how games are made and sold, and we’re going to do the same with the comics by creating a truly interactive experience available to all of the BATTLE BEARS fans. »
Vu and Blaylock plan to announce more details on the BATTLE BEARS comics soon, including print plans, and the print collaboration with Blaylock’s comic book publishing company, Devil’s Due, which publishes SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND in collaboration with Starz Media and JERICHO, based off of the acclaimed television series. Fans of BATTLE BEARS can no doubt expect OLIVER to have a presence at the Devil’s Due Booth at this year’s Comic-Cons, Game Developers’ Conference, and the PopCultour after-parties.
About SkyVu Pictures
SkyVu Pictures Inc. is a hybrid animation/game studio started by Benjamin Vu, a CalArts graduate and animator on the Academy Award nominated film CORALINE. The company is headquartered in Omaha with satellite studios in Singapore and Vietnam. SkyVu’s international production system allows it to rapidly produce original content for film, TV, and mobile devices. The studio’s most successful properties are the BATTLE BEARS iPhone game and the StoryBoy Kids Books Series for iPhone & iPad. SkyVu Pictures is backed by the Nebraska Angels group.
About PopCult Solutions, LLC
PopCult Solutions, LLC provides turn-key solutions for parties seeking to enter into the pop culture space and an incubator of intellectual property. It is a collective of movers and shakers in the pop culture world with instant access to hundreds of thousands of fans and influencers. PopCult’s team of creative entrepreneurs boast specialties in publishing, video games, music, film and television yet with a laser focus on the aspects of those mediums that intersect with the geek chic, comic-con going, box office influencing community.