LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is finally over for Stan Lee fans around the world. Today Moonshark, Inc. (www.moonshark.com) in partnership with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, Inc. (QTCQB: POWN) announced the launch of Verticus, Lee's first game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, now available on the App Store.
Developed by Dallas-based Controlled Chaos Media, Verticus puts players in control of a superhero that must save the Earth from destruction at the hands of an evil alien race known as the Obliterators. Equipped with a high-tech jumpsuit, players must free fall through space while avoiding treacherous obstacles and alien attacks. Along the way players can collect special materials to enhance their suits and weaponry with dozens of upgrades.
"Joining forces with the Moonshark team to create our first superhero app has been a tremendous pleasure," said Stan Lee, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, POW! Entertainment, Inc. "Once you have a chance to play Verticus, you'll be completely addicted to the game. It's got a terrific storyline and, of course, an engaging narration by yours truly."
"No one else could have brought the sheer creativity and voiceover talents that Stan brings," said Matt Kozlov, CEO of Moonshark. "Working closely with him, we've had the opportunity to create an authentic Stan Lee superhero experience, storyline and character, and we can't wait for the world to help Verticus defeat the Obliterators."
Moonshark's mission is to collaborate with the entertainment industry's most creative talent - like Stan Lee - to create cutting-edge, engaging and original mobile content and experiences. With access to co-founder Creative Artist Agency's (CAA) vast resources and deep relationships in entertainment, Moonshark is able to bring ideas to life from high-profile artists by identifying and working with leading developers, and then funding, marketing and publishing the apps. Moonshark will continue to release a full catalog of original mobile gaming apps.
The Verticus App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
About POW! Entertainment, Inc.
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee's historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
Moonshark is a mobile game publisher start-up, co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world's leading entertainment and sports agency. Bringing to market original mobile entertainment properties by pairing the most creative minds in entertainment with leading mobile developers, Moonshark funds, produces, markets and publishes app concepts developed in partnership with high-profile talent, finding the best developers to bring these apps to life.
© 2012 Moonshark, Inc. Verticus™ and Moonshark™ are trademarks of Moonshark, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks (and copyrights) are the property of their respective owners.
For more information on Moonshark and its upcoming apps, visit www.moonshark.com.
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SOURCE Moonshark; POW! Entertainment, Inc.