NARR8 is an ambitious new company offering up the latest in digital storytelling technology. Today, the company announced the launch of the NARR8 app for apple the iPad, completely free to download. NARR8 offers original content that comes in the form of interactive novels, motion comics, and interactive learning tools in an attempt to redefine how we experience handheld entertainment. They’ve got a few horror stories in their lineup that I was fortunate enough to check out at New York Comic Con this year, and the interactive technology really adds a sense of atmosphere that’s worth checking out. Full details below.
Official press release:
NARR8 Offers Exciting New Way to Experience Comics, Novels, and Nonfiction for iPad Users Worldwide
San Francisco, CA. November 14, 2012 – NARR8, a new digital entertainment start-up, today announces the launch of the NARR8 application for iPad© and iPad© Mini. NARR8 is a completely free-to-download, free-to-use app that offers a great variety of original episodic multimedia series for digital devices. The app is available to download worldwide in English and Russian with plans to expand into other languages next year. Further, NARR8 will join the growing Android community and be available for Web in early 2013.
NARR8 is a digital content channel that delivers original, interactive content series including motion comics, interactive novels, and interactive nonfiction. The service’s initial content offering encompasses a huge assortment of content genres ranging from horror and science fiction to popular science; from world history to superheroes and video games, and much more. By utilizing HTML5 technology with a proprietary editing platform, NARR8 creates an innovative interactive experience that allows for smooth animations to bring high quality art to life with bold special effects and full audio soundtracks.
“It’s no secret that the digital landscape is changing at a rapid pace, especially with regards to multimedia content. With this in mind, NARR8 was designed to help evolve and shape the future of digital entertainment consumption,” said founder Alexander Vashchenko. “Fresh, original IPs developed by truly passionate creatives leads to an unparalleled user experience. By covering a wide breadth of genres with consistent updates, we’ve created a content channel that has something for everyone that both encourages and rewards engagement over time.”
Founded October of 2011 by experienced digital content producer and artist Alexander Vashchenko, NARR8 currently includes eight development studios headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with satellite operations in San Francisco, California. NARR8 is rapidly growing as both a creative developer and author of a powerful, user-friendly, and completely free-to-use mobile platform with recent funding of $4 (U.S.) million from IMI.VC Venture Company, a Moscow-based investment firm led by successful Internet investor and visionary Igor Matsanyuk. Launching with a multitude of diverse series, NARR8 will regularly release new episodes and series through the application on a bi-weekly basis.
Download NARR8 for free through the App Store!