SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While Sony Pictures may have famously balked at the idea, the fearless development team at Subway Monkey has no qualms about poking the bear that is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The company's new mobile app, Kim Cam, gives users a co-star with the reclusive and notorious leader in their own mini-movies. Subway Monkey has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to further support the app's development.
"What's a great home movie or viral video without a compelling and recognizable star?" asked Bee Brown, Public Relations Manager at Subway Monkey. "Our new Kim Cam app lets enterprising young directors cast none other than Kim Jong-un in the lead role, doing all sorts of ridiculous things. We all know that Kim's father was an avowed movie buff – it's only fitting that his son follow in his footsteps, so to speak."
Kim Cam is free and will launch first on Google Play. The app takes advantage of a smartphone's built-in camera and enables users to insert short recordings of the North Korean leader into a video clip. The user's imagination and sense of humor are the only practical limitations on what can be created with Kim Cam.
Amateur filmmakers will no doubt enjoy the versatility offered by Kim Cam: the app features 23 different scenes of North Korea's "dear leader" available for download. "Throw a Punch" and "Gangnam Supreme" are just a couple of examples of humorous actions that Kim Jong-un can perform on behalf of users. The app currently provides up to three free ready-made video downloads to share with friends; additional videos are available for .99 cents via in-app purchase.
The Kickstarter campaign, which runs through February 26, will go a long way toward maximizing Kim Cam's potential. Subway Monkey hopes to raise at least $10,101 from the community to create the ultimate Kim Jong-un parody app. Those funds will be used to add new scenes and other updates. Backers are encouraged to suggest their own hilarious scenes in the comments section. Rewards for being a Kim Cam backer included limited edition hoodies and t-shirts. Anyone generous enough to chip in $1,000 will have the privilege of appearing in one of the app's embedded preview videos.
While the app is currently only for Android devices, a launch for iOS devices will be coming soon. Meanwhile, fans of Kim Cam are encouraged to engage with Subway Monkey on social media and be on the lookout for more one-of-a-kind apps in the near future.
Subway Monkey is a young and spirited company with a unique approach to mobile app development, one that's already helping make a bold impression on smartphone users the world over. The team focuses first and foremost on building exceptional apps – both in terms of performance and creativity. As the company's flagship app, Kim Cam is a great example of what Subway Monkey hopes to accomplish, namely keeping people entertained and surprised, and eager to see what's next. Despite the seemingly lighthearted nature of Kim Cam, the company is truly pushing the limits of what can be done with mobile video.
About Subway Monkey
Subway Monkey is a startup mobile app development firm that develops fun and entertaining mobile apps with a focus on celebrities and video.
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