Madefire, the motion book publishers are set to develop their partnership with Hasbro and IDW Publishing by releasing 5 new episodes of the exclusive Transfomers: Punishment motion book through the Madefire app on Windows 8. These exclusive stories based on Hasbro’s iconic Transformers brand, will be available on all of the latest Windows 8 devices for no cost, and will provide a unique reading experience designed and built specifically for the digital screen.
Transformers: Punishment joins a Madefire roster which already includes IDW Publishing titles like Star Trek, My Little Pony, Locke and Key and Transformers, as well as Dark Horse’s Hellboy in Hell, DC comics Injustice: Gods Among Us and Top Cow’s The Darkness. As well as Madefire original titles like Captain Stone Is Missing, Houses of the Holy and Dave Gibbons’ Treatment
Transformers: Punishment is all-new original content developed within the current IDW Transformers universe with the creative team behind the five-part series comprising Transformers comic fan-favorites, writer John Barber and artist Livio Ramondelli.
“It’s a thrill to see Optimus Prime spring into action,” said Barber. “This is a hard-hitting action story, and Madefire’s Motion Books — including music and sound effects — deliver a powerful reading experience that makes you feel like you’re in the center of it all!”
“Windows devices are supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the platform’s unique features such as Live Tiles, snap and Bing Smart Search integration,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “The Madefire Motion Books app’s unique use of these features, paired with exclusive Transformers content for Windows users, really bring the app to life on the platform.”
“A global entertainment, like Transformers comics coming alive through Motion Books exclusively written for the Windows 8 platform is one thing, but teaming up with the biggest OS in the world makes it a huge milestone,” stated Madefire CEO and Co-Founder Ben Wolstenholme, “Its about bringing stories to life on the devices we use everyday – period.”