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eGames Ensnares Digital Comic for The Dracula Files(December 28, 2009)
LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 28, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casual games publisher and developer eGames, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EGAM) announced a free digital copy of the first issue of Dynamite Entertainment's The Complete Dracula series will be bundled with downloadable trials of The Dracula Files hidden object adventure on multiple casual game portals. eGames and Dynamite previously collaborated on a contest featuring the physical comic book.
"We are pleased to continue teaming with Dynamite to provide extra value to casual game and vampire fans across the Internet," said eGames Product Manager Greg Zesinger. "Through the digital comic, we are excited to provide everyone who downloads The Dracula Files with an illustrated look at Bram Stoker's famous novel, along with his lesser-known short story, Dracula's Guest."
Following the adventures of a new generation of vampire hunters, The Dracula Files finds its reluctant heroes facing werewolves, vampires, and dark spirits in a globe-spanning search for cursed objects and holy relics. Launch of the game across the major game sites is ongoing, with distribution on the top three portals expected by early 2010. The boxed version of the game begins shipping to retailers in January, along with popular storybook adventure Enlightenus and match-3 puzzler The Lost Inca Prophecy.
Written by John Reppion and Leah Moore, The Complete Dracula retells the tale of the villainous count through five fully-painted issues courtesy of artist Colton Worley. With covers created by modern master John Cassaday and a seamless incorporation of Stoker's short story "Dracula's Guest" into the miniseries, The Complete Dracula provides new insight into the vampire legend. A graphic novel compilation of the five-issue set is scheduled for release in early 2010.
"We're excited to work on this with eGames," said Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci. "This is a great opportunity to create awareness for our best selling comic series featuring "The Complete Dracula" by Leah (Moore), John (Reppion), Colton (Worley) and John Cassaday on covers. Fans new and old can read the story of Dracula, Complete, the way it was meant to be read."
About eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc., headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, develops and publishes casual games for the PC, Nintendo DS and Wii, iPhone, and the Internet including The Dracula Files, Burger Island(R), Burger Island 2: The Missing Ingredient, Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever(R), Purrfect Pet Shop(R), and more. Additional information regarding eGames, Inc. can be found at http://www.egames.com.
About Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches -- including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS -- have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a "GEM" award for Best New Publisher and another "GEM" in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious "Eisner" Award.
For more information on Dynamite Entertainment, please check out www.dynamiteentertainment.com.
CONTACT: eGames, Inc.
Greg Zesinger, Product Manager
(215) 750-6606 (Ext. 111)
Rich Siporin, Vice President Sales and Marketing
(215) 750-6606 (Ext. 129)
Dynamite Entertainment, a division of Dynamic Forces, Inc.
Nick Barrucci, President and Publisher
(856) 312-1040 (Ext. 100)
Juan Collado, Chief Operating Officer
(856) 312-1040 (Ext. 113)
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