zinc Roe launches Stella and Sam Adventure apps for the iPad

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[prMac.com] Toronto (ON) Canada - Stella and her little brother Sam invite preschoolers to come along on an imaginative quest, with Stella and Sam Adventure apps for the iPad. The first app in the series, "Into the Snow We Go" launches today on the iTunes App Store.

The Stella and Sam Adventures combine animated segments and games to tell a story. Children actively participate in each story through the games, which are seamlessly interspersed between animation segments as part of the narrative. Each adventure includes four animated segments and three games.

"Into the Snow We Go" takes children on an exciting winter adventure. As Stella and Sam search for their lost toboggan, children play along by making pictures in the snow, decorating a snowman and discovering what's hidden under the snow.

The four adventures in the series are based on Stella and Sam, the animated TV show about the joy and wonder of childhood. It currently airs on Playhouse Disney and Playhouse Disney Tele in Canada. zinc Roe worked closely with the show's producers from Radical Sheep Productions and consulted Marie-Louise Gay, author of the best-selling book series, to bring Stella and Sam's imaginative world to the iPad. The adventures can also be played online at PlayhouseDisney.ca.

"The Stella and Sam property is all about sparking children's creativity," says Jason Krogh, zinc Roe's founder and director. "That's why we designed the adventures with open-ended activities and stunning animation segments. And the iPad is easy for young children to use, making these the perfect apps for parents and their preschoolers to enjoy together."

The apps play in either English or French.

The Stella and Sam Adventures are produced by zinc Roe design with the participation of Radical Sheep Productions, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Media Fund (CMF).

Device Requirements:
iPad with iOS v4.2 or higher

Availability and Pricing:
Available worldwide on the iTunes App Store. Prices vary by country ($3.99 Canada and the U.S.). Visit the Stella and Sam Apps website to view video demonstrations, download screenshots and access additional resources.

zinc Roe is an Emmy Award-winning, independent studio specializing in creating engaging websites, games and activities for kids and youth. Our clients include Family Channel, National Geographic Kids, Noggin, Scholastic, TVOKids and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. We are also the producers of Tickle Tap Apps and The Zimmer Twins. We are an enthusiastic team with a strong network of illustrators, musicians, writers and content experts who all love working with kids, and we spend a great deal of time, care and attention researching, designing, developing and testing our websites, games and apps. Copyright 2011 zinc Roe Productions. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2010 Stella & Sam Productions Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod and iPhone, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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