LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Trigger Happy, the creators of Toon Hero, announce a deal with Valve, creators of leading games and services, that will put characters and assets from Valve’s popular Portal 2 franchise in the hands of iPad users. Available this week, P-Body, one of the lead characters from Portal 2’s multiplayer mod, will be available for fans to download, animate, and tell stories with on the Toon Hero platform. The interactive iPad app allows users of all ages to create their own animated stories using world famous characters, without any training or artistic ability.
Trigger Happy’s partnership with Valve signifies the first gaming software company to license its property to an app that allows fans to animate and create their own stories. People of all ages can share their creations as status updates, stories, jokes, greetings and more.
“This is the first time a popular animated character from a video game has been put in the hands of fans,” says Shona Grundy, CEO of Trigger Happy. “Our company continues to push the limits of animation by giving people of all ages the ability to take their favorite animated characters, from any animated environment, and tell the stories they want to tell.”
“The Portal community is always creating and expanding the fictional world of Aperture," says Arsenio Navarro from Valve Corporation. "Toon Hero invites all test subjects to experiment with Portal 2 characters and environments via a leading mobile story telling app."
Additional backgrounds and other characters from Portal 2 will be added to the Toon Hero platform later this year. P-Body, will be available in the Toon Hero digital toystore starting at .99 cents. Other exclusive characters and properties that are already available include: The Jim Henson Company, Hero: 108, Mukpuddy, and National Geographic among others.
Toon Hero is available in 14 different languages and free to download from the App Store on iPad or at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toon-hero/id581413681?ls=1&mt=8.
For more information about Toon Hero, please visit: www.toonhero.com.
For more information about Valve, please visit: www.valvesoftware.com.
About Trigger Happy
Established in December 2010, Trigger Happy develops platforms that enable social animation on mobile devices. Toon Hero is their first iPad app to launch and is poised to be the go-to platform for people of all ages to interact with world-famous characters and background images without any artistic ability or training. Available in 14 languages, people can easily bring popular characters to life to by creating their own stories, as well as share thoughts, jokes and more, by simply tapping, dragging, and talking. These creations can be shared virtually anywhere on the Internet. Trigger Happy is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information please visit: www.iamtriggerhappy.com