App Circus winner Axel’s Chain Reaction finalist for MPA 2014

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[] San Francisco, California - Axel's Chain Reaction, has been selected as an App Circus Online Competition winner, and therefore shortlisted to compete against 20 other apps for the Mobile Premier Awards 2014. This storybook app for kids aged 7 to 9, has been garnering recognition since its release three months ago. It was also chosen as a finalist for the Digital Book World Awards 2014, and awarded with the Teachers With Apps Certified Badge of Approval for education apps that prove exemplary in content, presentation, and execution, as well as overall user experience.

Axel's Chain Reaction integrates interactions seamlessly into the storyline, and has educational content, video, hands-on activities, and an open-ended creation game with objects. It's been picked as Editor's Choice by Best Apps For Kids, and Top Picks in Smart Apps for Kids. Since it came out, has received mostly 5 star ratings by users in the App Store.

Axel's Chain Reaction had almost 5000 downloads in its first week out, and reached top 25 in forty-eight countries, either in the App Store's 'books' category, or the 'apps for ages 6 to 8' category. Its originality sets it apart from the rest, in addition to its outstanding illustrations, and polished production. It's rare to find a children's fiction book app that places a special needs kid at the center of a story about celebrating everyone's talents, but even harder to find one where creativity ties to both art and science, due to its kinetic art theme. With the growing presence of domino effect videos, Rube Goldberg machine fans, and the maker-movement, this book app is destined to attract the attention of creative 6 to 9-year-olds. Teachers have also appreciated its educational value, the DIY activities included at the end of the book, as well as the many the discussions points that the story can initiate about planning, lateral thinking, perseverance, acceptance, and bullying.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 128 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Axel's Chain Reaction 1.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. In addition to the full paid version, there is a lite version with 30% of the book app for free and a gated in-app purchase to unlock the rest of the content.

Axel's Chain Reaction is co-produced by Allison Pomenta and Cubic Jigsaw. The publisher and creator of this app, Allison Pomenta, is an editor, writer, art educator, and museum professional. Development was carried out by Cubic Jigsaw, the edutainment division of Higuera Studios, based in San Franscisco and Bogota, Colombia. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Allison Pomenta. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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