Hurrah, the makers of the addictive Cut the Rope(TM) (ZyptoLab) and ego-feeding Pocket God (Ape Entertainment) have combined forces to create a comic series app together. Those familiar with Cut the Rope will know the main sweetie munching character – Om Nom – all too well. This fellow is hungry for sweets and via various swings, ropes and catapults, you need to direct his grub into his gob and avoid his hunger growing.
Well, in his new role, Om Nom(TM) is to be a comic book hero. His story starts in a “quaint little town” when a young lad called Evan Coulton finds a box on his doorstep. Of course, the creature inside is Om Nom and he soon turns Evan’s life upside down. As you can imagine, his thirst for sweets has not gone away and he and Evan have many sugar-filled adventures ahead of them.
The first edition is available now free for the Apple App Store and additional issues will cost $1.99 each. The app is available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
“The comic book is just the first step in broadening the reach of the Cut the Rope brand,” said Misha Lyalin, CEO of ZeptoLab. “Starting with plush toys, apparel and accessories, we see significant opportunities to build our licensing and merchandising business and bring Om Nom into homes around the world.”
“The Cut the Rope: Comic App is much more than a pages to pixels app – it’s an experience that taps into the power of iOS and unleashes the world of Om Nom to fans across the globe,” said David Hedgecock, CEO of Ape Entertainment. “We believe this is the exact direction that will satiate comic book fans’ appetite in the digital age, as well as offer a reason to continue coming back to the App Store as well as local comic shops.”