SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/13 -- NARR8, a celebrated digital publisher of interactive stories, motion comics and non-fiction series, is gearing up to announce the addition of their new 'editor' tool that will allow ordinary readers to create their own interactive stories with visuals, music and simple animation. The NARR8 platform is set to launch in late May 2013.
NARR8 is a free mobile application currently available for download on iPad and iPad Mini and Android devices 4.0 and higher. Having launched in Nov. 2012, the next stage in NARR8's expanding business model will be the launch of their new 'editor' tool for readers, which encourages eager users to share their text on the NARR8 platform, making the stories come alive with easy to apply animation, sound and visual effects. The platform will be made available for fans to partner with NARR8 by sharing their own stories and images by uploading it to the NARR8 app for all to see.
The editor is estimated to launch in late May 2013. The interface will offer different types of assets, such as various sounds, backgrounds and images, as well as other simple instruments for animation. Using these tools, readers will create their own library of interactive stories in various genres. Tutorials will also be available to get new users up to speed.
All users' content will be free of charge, but once a user gains 1000 downloads of the episode, he will be authorized to sell the content for NARRs, virtual currency NARR8 released in February 2013. This will allow the user to read all NARR8 series with NARRs earned. In the near future, NARR8 plans to implement a revenue sharing model for the authors of popular series to earn real money, as well.
"It has always been important to NARR8 to be able to assist talented artists and creators, most importantly our readers. By implementing 'editor,' we are allowing our creative fans that write and want to share stories to do so with our 700,000+ users all over the world. We're excited to continue evolving the NARR8 product and look forward to what this great addition will bring," said Founder Alexander Vaschenko.
NARR8's first published content by a third party in December 2012, when famed Russian fantasy author Vadim Panov commissioned "The Secret City" series for the mobile app. An interactive reading experience with elements of gamification, "The Secret City" not only expands upon the technological capabilities of NARR8, but also broadens the app's already-extensive catalogue of sci-fi, horror, comics, world history, and popular science as an urban fantasy series, as well as the first series adapted from an existing intellectual property.
If you are interested in trying beta-version of the editor, please contact our Sr. PR Manager Alexis Valerio at Valerio@narr8.me.
To download the latest information and assets please visit: http://ftp.narr8.me/pub/ENG/
NARR8 is free to download through Apple App Store and Google Play.
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Digital Publisher NARR8 was founded in October of 2011 by Alexander Vaschenko, formerly of Mail.ru and Astrum Online, with initial funding of $4 Million (U.S.) through IMI.VC Venture Company, a Moscow-based investment firm led by Internet entrepreneur, Game Insight board member, and former Mail.ru and Astrum Online visionary Igor Matsanyuk. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia with satellite operations in San Francisco, NARR8 currently has over 170 employees encompassing key business functions, and features creative staff which includes veteran artists, game developers, and content creators throughout ten internally owned and operated studios.
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