Graphic design company, Graphic Node today introduces Motion Themes and Motion Backgrounds, a set of new additions to its animated products for Apple’s Keynote. The company offers ten fresh backgrounds and five motion themes with matching fonts, frames, and bullet styles. The Motion Themes pack now contains 20 high-quality slide themes for Keynote. Motion Backgrounds feature creative animations and can be looped for endless playback using QuickTime player.
Sigma Game today announces Fish Galaxy 1.1 for iOS, and update to their 3D, animated, arcade shooter set underwater. Expanding on other popular undersea shooters, the game includes: 42 different kinds of animated 3D fish, 6 different environments, points for capturing fish with a bubble gun, 11 different mini-games, 42 collectibles, 2 bosses, a jackpot game, combo shots for extra medals, experience-based levels of play, super shot capability, a built-in tutorial, and Game Center connectivity.
QUByte Interactive today introduces Baby Jones 1.0 for iOS, their 3D, animated puzzle game where players try to guide a toddler as he crawls by strategically moving objects in the environment. Players must anticipate the baby’s path as he is drawn to toys, open spaces, and candy. From a 3/4 overhead view with a wide-angle lens, the game view onscreen automatically follows the baby, creating always entertaining visual effects. Ideal for casual gamers, it includes 30 puzzles and four environments.
Independent developer Peter Burke today announces iNanotube 1.1 for iOS, a graphical app that instructs users about the detailed atomic structure of carbon nanotubes, a new class of wires only a few atoms wide. Advanced 3D rendering algorithms provide detailed, animated renderings of their construction by rolling atomically thin sheets of carbon, graphene, into a nanotube, demonstrating and teaching their atomic structure. Burke is a professor of nanotechnology at the University of California.
Mimo Films announces that Mario Pochat’s internationally acclaimed award winning short film Bye Bye! is now available as an animated series on iTunes for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch fans all over the world. There are ten episodes in total. The first four-minute episode, Spanglish, is available for free in English and Spanish. The original 3D version is available for free as well. It is written for animation fans of all ages to enjoy.
Old Jewel Software today releases LazyMouse 2.5, a free upgrade to its popular Mac shareware utility. LazyMouse is a Preference Pane that moves the user’s cursor to the default button whenever a dialog box appears on the screen. It saves time moving the mouse to dismiss dialogs. Version 2.5 adds the ability to show an animation when the cursor is moved. The animation shows a ghosted cursor moving from the original mouse position to the new mouse position.
Denver based Christful Apps, LLC today announces The Easter Story, an animated eBook for the Apple iPad. The Easter Story is the second book in the Many Years Ago Bible Stories for Young Children series. Laura Towers’ sensitive adaptation of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Easter Story conveys to very young children a story of love, faith and hope. The eBook contains many features including animated characters and illustrations along with read to me and read myself modes.
Paper Brain Productions announced that their joke-animating app, “Paper People Jokes” just permanently dropped its price for both the iPhone & iPad. Paper People Jokes takes user-generated content to a new level, hosting a series of contests that award prizes to the best jokes submitted by viewers. Users record themselves telling their favorite jokes, and every week several are selected and animated by the PPJ animation team.
L’Escapadou today announces Hearts Extravaganza 1.0 for iPad and iPhone. The app is a fun graphic toy that allows anyone to literally draw carefully designed and animated hearts over a nice canvas or pictures to create stunning animated drawings, and share your creations via Twitter, Facebook, or email. A heart designer is provided to customize heart color, animation effect, beat and size. To celebrate Valentine’s day, the app will be free of charge until February 14.
Virginia based JollyBooks today introduces Petshop Boy 1.0, another comical story book for iPad. Petshop Boy is their talking, animated ebook about a boy on a mission to find a companion to love. He enters the pet store to pick one out, only to discover that he is bringing home problems. He continues to trade in his new friends, unaware that each pet comes with its own hilarious outcome. This eBook features memorable characterizations, illustrations, and an interesting story written in rhyme.
Egozoo today introduces Egozoo Cards for iOS, their new entertainment app that allows users to record and mix animated, talking greeting cards. The free app includes 4 cards featuring one or more animated, talking animals, with 11 more cards available as an in-app purchase. Users may choose which animal speaks, whether the voice is normal or high-pitched, and if the animals are playing music. There are 6 different cartoon animals, and special cards for Birthdays, I’m Sorry, I Miss You, etc.
Washington based Logic Consulting LLC today announces The Night Before Christmas – A visit from St. Nicholas for iPad. It combines the 1912 Classic poem by Clement C. Moore with re-mastered original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. The story has been updated for the iPad with interactive elements and animations. Children can choose either to read to themselves or play the incredible narration and read along at the same time.
California based iStoryTime releases Megamind Storybook App 1.0 for iOS. Suddenly, Megamind realizes that without a super hero, a super villain’s life has no purpose. Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story? iStoryTime books are illustrated and narrated so you can share quality time with your kids or even let them enjoy it on their own when you’re busy.