PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., a leading developer of interactive, immersive eBooks for tablet devices, announced today that it has begun work on the enhanced book/app for the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Versions of the book/app for iOS and Android will be released in fall, 2011.
Set in a zombie-infested version of Regency-era England, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies follows Jane Austen’s beloved story of the Bennet family’s life and loves, but sets it against a brain-eating zombie apocalypse. The original book, adapted in 2009 by Seth Grahame-Smith from Austen’s original text, remains a critical and commercial hit and reached number three on the New York Times bestseller list. Lionsgate Films is currently in production on the feature film version, due out in 2012.
“We’ve been very fortunate to work on some extremely cool projects,” said Jeffery Alan Schechter, creative director and president of PadWorx Digital Media, Inc.“But it doesn’t get any cooler than working with Quirk Books on such an iconic title.”
PadWorx Digital Media’s premiere releases, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition and A Christmas Carol, were both crowned “App of the Week” by Apple and nominated in the fiction category for Digital Book World’s annual Publishing Innovation Award this past January, with Dracula going on to win the top honor. It was the intensity and fun of Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition that brought PadWorx to the attention of David Borgenicht, President and Publisher of Quirk Books.
“We were looking for a company that shared our creative vision to tackle our first highly interactive e-book,” said Borgenicht,“and it was clear from Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition that PadWorx could be our creative equals. In the world of interactive book developers, PadWorx is definitely at the top of the game.”
PadWorx Digital Media was founded by Schechter, a two-time Emmy-nominated writer and producer, and Tod Baudais, a game developer and former head of software at STARZ Animation, and Dan Brody Venture CTO.
PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., founded in 2010 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is an independent developer of software for tablet PCs including Apple®iPad™. The development team is dedicated to combining proprietary technology and innovative ideas in order to create new ways for readers to experience entertainment and literature. PadWorx Digital Media’s products are developed on their own proprietary game engine.