May 21, 2013 14:19 ET

NARR8'S FIVE Will Present the World's Best & Brightest People, Places and Things in Unique, Interactive Format

Digital Publisher's New FIVE Series Brings the Wonders of the World Into Focus on iPad and Android Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - NARR8, a celebrated digital publisher of interactive stories, motion comics, and non-fiction series is proud to announce its first lifestyle series, FIVEFIVE is an interactive series that covers the world's most talked-about people, its most breathtaking venues, and its most sought-after treasures. This unique new content will explore the world's most dizzying heights, and take readers on wild rides at breakneck speeds in a series that breaks down the world's marvels in highly detailed and fully interactive episodes on your iPad or Android device.

NARR8 is a free mobile application currently available for download on iPad and iPad Mini and Androiddevices 4.0 and higher. Since launching in November 2012, NARR8 has been constantly growing and developing its content offering and features to better serve its existing readers and to bring in new readers. NARR8's viewing audience is currently about 58% male and 42% female, and this new lifestyle-focused series should continue to appeal to a broad audience of readers, young and old.

The first two episodes of FIVE will focus on global sports and architectural wonders. The first episode, 'The Highest Buildings on Earth,' will compare the highest skyscrapers in the world, accompanied by a list in-depth detail on how these incredible structures all but defy the laws of physics. And the second episode, 'The Worlds Best Football (Soccer) Players' will let readers go in-depth with the icons of the world's most popular sport. Just how expensive is it to trade one top player to another team? Which players lead the most glamorous lives? Which players appear in the tabloids most often, and why?

"It has always been important for us to interact with our readers, and our 'forums' let us engage with our readers like never before. In our talks with the readers, we have noticed a strong demand for lifestyle-focused content. By adding FIVE to NARR8, we are broadening our offering and adding even more great content that our 800,000+ readers worldwide have been asking for. We're excited to continue growing the NARR8 product for our readers, and we're delighted to continue to offer fresh and diverse new content," said Founder Alexandr Vashchenko.

NARR8 also recently preannounced the upcoming launch of its Editor Tool that will allow readers to create their own interactive stories with visuals, music, and simple animation. Additionally, NARR8 will be releasing a children's series, Panda's & Boom, over the summer. Please stay tuned for more details.

If you are interested in trying beta-version of the editor, please contact our Sr. PR Manager Alexis Valerio at

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About NARR8

Digital Publisher NARR8 was founded in October of 2011 by Alexandr Vashchenko, formerly of 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 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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