AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vanbrio Entertainment Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Bone Act 1: Out from Boneville for the Macintosh. This is the first installment of an episodic interactive adventure based on Jeff Smith’s acclaimed Bone series. The Mac version was created in partnership with Telltale, Inc., who previously published the title for Windows PCs.
The adventure begins with three cousins – Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone – who become separated in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures and new mysteries that await them. The Bone books have been hailed by reviewers and educators alike as engaging for all ages.
“The engaging characters and storyline of Jeff Smith’s Bone series make for a very fun and family-friendly interactive adventure,” says Amy Torres, CEO of Vanbrio. “With great gameplay, beautiful animation and sound, fun puzzles and mini-games, all wrapped up in an episodic series, we knew Bone: Out from Boneville had to be on the Mac!”
“We believe the Bone series is the type of creative and innovative content that is really at home on the Mac. The team at Vanbrio did a great job in bringing it there,” added Telltale CEO Dan Connors.
Those interested in Vanbrio’s “Out from Boneville” can download a free demo from http://www.vanbrio.com and other popular download sites. They can un-lock the full episode for $12.99 without any additional downloads.
Jeff Smith's nine-volume Bone book series has sold millions of copies worldwide, with translations in 15 languages. Bone accolades and awards include both the prestigious 2005 Eisner Award and 2005 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album. In 2005, the world’s largest children’s publisher, Scholastic, began issuing the Bone books in color for the very first time. Scholastic has established a bi-annual release schedule for its 9 volume Bone series, with the fifth installment slated for a Spring 2007 release. The Bone One Volume Edition, a compilation of all 9 Bone books in one volume, has recently been reprinted by Cartoon Books.
Telltale delivers Tales for Your Imagination - high caliber interactive entertainment which features engaging stories, strong characters, and rich environments. A new era of interactive entertainment is emerging, with customers expecting more from their investment in play time. Telltale is developing and deploying cinematic quality animation and storytelling technologies, to create entertaining and exciting interactive adventures which meet these new expectations. Staffed with long time industry veterans, Telltale creates tales based on Jeff Smith's Bone series, Steve Purcell's Sam & Max characters and television's popular CSI program in partnership with Ubisoft. Telltale offers content development and custom publishing services for license-holders interested in adapting their properties for interactive delivery. Telltale has created innovative tools, designed specifically for rapid development of high quality, space-efficient titles for digital distribution. Telltale titles can be downloaded from its website, as well as online partners such as Yahoo! Games, Direct-to-Drive, Trymedia Systems, Boonty, and CNET. To learn more about Telltale, please visit www.telltalegames.com.
About Vanbrio Entertainment Inc.
Vanbrio is a publisher of interactive entertainment products, founded in 2004. The company's focus is on a diverse catalog of quality products, supporting a variety of hardware platforms, operating systems, including handheld and mobile markets. Vanbrio is based in Austin, Texas, U.S. Please visit www.vanbrio.com.