Count Dracu – The Friendly Canadian Vampire, Now on iPad and iPhone

[] Toronto, Canada – Popcorn Grenade has announced the official launch of Count Dracu and Friends for iPhone and iPad. Join Count Dracu and his lovable, ghoulish cast of friends as they take kids on an interactive journey while teaching them all about opposites, like tall and short, fat and thin, and the unique characteristics that makes us who we are.

Every page contains:
* Fun animations that comes to life with the touch of a finger
* Cute sound effects & enchanting music
* Easy to understand navigation
* Characters & props can be moved around anywhere on the scene

This app is made in Toronto, Canada, and so most of the characters in the app represent the diverse multicultural ethnic community that Canada is well-known for. Count Dracu is a friendly vampire from Downtown Toronto. Frankie Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Frankensteen’), comes from a well-respected Jewish family who live out in Forest Hill. There’s Howie Hallowich, the Ukrainian werewolf who’s family owns a chain of Pierogie Restaurants. Raggy Nader, the always-ready-to-party Egyptian Mummy; Yetinder Kumar Singh, the muscle-bound albino East-Indian Yeti, and many more culturally diverse lovable characters.

What’s with the multi-cultural characters ? Denny Kurien (Popcorn Grenade founder, creator & developer of the app) has the following to say, “The characters in Count Dracu and Friends are a manifestation of me and my own friend here in Canada. Having immigrated here 10 years ago, I love the multicultural vibe that the city of Toronto had to offer, and thought I’d share my own life-story through these interactive storybooks. Plus Halloween is our favorite time of year – we always love to dress up in ghoulish costumes, and take our kid out trick-or-treating. We’re targeting a new wave of parents (mostly Gen X and Gen Y’ers) who probably got tired of the traditional nursery rhyme and mother-goose apps that are flooding the app store. So we here at Popcorn Grenade, we want to offer them something different. We want to tell them, it’s okay to dress your toddler up in black, as opposed to bright colored pastels. It’s okay to not follow the norm, and think a bit outside the box. Be sure to check out our Count Dracu Facebook Fan Club, where you’ll get to learn more about each of the characters, as well as get access to upcoming stuff like Count Dracu coloring books, contests, free goodies, and Count Dracu plush toys.”

We hope you enjoy Count Dracu and friends, and with your support we hope to continue producing more apps like these down the road. Thank you for supporting small businesses like us.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 48.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Count Dracu & Friends 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. A LITE version of the app is also available to be downloaded for Free, where users can go through the first 4 scenes of the app before being asked to purchase the full app.Count Dracu & Friends 1.0
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Popcorn Grenade is a small, independent boutique shop in Toronto, Canada that produces early learning apps for Infants, toddlers and pre-school kids. The illustration, animation, programming, and voice-over work that goes into our apps are all done by us. We also have a well-adjusted two year old boy who is extremely tech saavy when it comes to using an iPad. He is resposible for beta-testing and quality control. It’s for him that we create these apps – he enjoys playing with it, and we hope other kids would too. Copyright (C) 2013 Popcorn Grenade. 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.

###Denny Kurien
Owner / Creative Director
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