Madefire is on the move with their technology enabling more “motion books” comics, with news of a launch on Android a new store and more.
Madefire is making a massive push to scale its cutting-edge digital comics publishing platform today by launching on Android at San Diego Comic Con. Madefire Motion Books that uniquely combine images, sound and interactivity will immediately be available via Google Play to Android users worldwide with in-app purchase support. The Madefire ecosystem will further expand with the addition of a new “Print Books” category. This “authentic” comics reading experience will offer simple pageview, pinch and zoom navigation for a huge catalog of comics and graphic novels. A new UI for all storefronts will also debut making it easier than ever to navigate and discover the books that matter to readers in this new global comics marketplace
Top publishers like IDW, Valiant, Oni Press, Top Cow, Liquid Comics, and others have signed on to support the new Print Books category. With rights to thousands of titles, Madefire now represents both scale and digital story telling innovation in comics across all screens and devices worldwide.
Madefire was founded on the principle of empowering the indie-creator with the tools to create and publish the “new myths of the 21st century.” Last week, Madefire did just that rolling out their powerful web-based Create Tool to all users worldwide. Working closely with the massive on-line artistic community at DeviantArt, Madefire is energizing individual artists and authors to create new stories that can be published within minutes on the web. This process can take months on other platforms.
“Since we opened our Motion Book Tool we’ve been staggered at the appetite for digital comics,” said Ben Wolstenholme, CEO of Madefire. “From Print comics to Motion Books, and from new creators to established studios like DC, it’s all on Madefire. It’s taken years, but we’ve now rolled out the most advanced comic book platform in the world and made it open to all.”
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