SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2013) - At iKids' annual iKids Awards last week, ZeptoLab®, the creators of the hit game phenomenon Cut the Rope®, took home the award for Best Web/App Series for their animation series, "Om Nom Stories." Based on the star character of Cut the Rope, Om Nom®, the series brings the little green monster to life, following his adventures and his friendship with Evan, the little boy who adopts him.
"With 'Om Nom Stories' we wanted a way to bring Om Nom to life in new ways and show fans more about who he is and where he comes from," said Semyon Voinov, co-founder of ZeptoLab. "When we launched the series this past fall, we decided on a strategic distribution strategy that wouldn't rely on any one platform or partner, but would allow our fans to view the stories whenever and wherever they want; on mobile, within our games and online. This is a strategy we take with our games as well as we continue to expand to new platforms. Being honored by iKids is great validation for us."
During the month of October, "Om Nom Stories" was previewed in movie theaters across the country as part of an exclusive partnership with National CineMedia (NCM)'s FirstLook pre-show. Currently in the midst of its first season, the series has received more than 25 million views since its debut and has plans to continue the series into a second season.
ZeptoLab also continues to expand its brand through new entertainment opportunities, such as the partnership with Sony Pictures Television to produce a live-action game show based on Cut the Rope, which is currently in development.
ABOUT OM NOM STORIES
Who is Om Nom and what makes him tick? ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope inspired animation series "Om Nom Stories" brings Om Nom to life, following his playful adventures and escapades as he finds himself constantly getting in trouble, but still remaining as lovable as ever. The series starts when Om Nom is found by Evan, a young boy, who takes it upon himself to take care of Om Nom. Each episode focuses on a new adventure as Om Nom explores Evan's house and the world around him. As he searches for candy, interacts with household pets and even attempts to find the perfect outfit, each episode is a glimpse into Om Nom's personality, likes and dislikes, and his adventures outside of Cut the Rope. In just one season, the series already has over 25 million hits!
ABOUT CUT THE ROPE
A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request... CANDY! Since its debut in 2010, Cut the Rope, along with its little green monster Om Nom, has become a wildly successful gaming sensation, with more than 250 million downloads worldwide across iOS, Android, and MacOS platforms and multiple smartphone and tablet devices. Developed by global gaming company ZeptoLab, Cut the Rope combines outstanding physics-based puzzles, addicting gameplay mechanics, 14 level packs with 350 tricky levels, and colorful visuals to create an interactive and engaging gaming experience.
ZeptoLab is a global gaming and entertainment company best known for developing the hit game Cut the Rope, which has been downloaded more than 250 million times by users around the world since its debut in October 2010. The company has released three award-winning games to date: Parachute Ninja™, Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments™. These games can be enjoyed on major mobile platforms including Android and iOS, Mac, PC and the web. Pudding Monsters™, the latest title from ZeptoLab released in December 2012, can be downloaded on iOS and Android platforms. For the latest news about Cut the Rope and Om Nom, follow us at facebook.com/cuttherope and @Cut_the_Rope on Twitter or visit zeptolab.com. For the latest news on Pudding Monsters, visit puddingmonsters.com, follow us at facebook.com/zeptomonsters and @ZeptoMonsters on Twitter.