San Francisco. CA – December 7, 2016 – Tapstar Interactive, a wholly owned division of the iEntertainment Network Inc., (OTCBB: IENT) today announced a new partnership with award-winning comic publisher Valiant Entertainment to produce a real time match three multi-character battler game for PC and mobile based on Valiant’s rich superhero universe. The game will feature characters from several Valiant best-selling properties, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Ninjak, Shadowman and more.
IENT/TapStar is the latest partner to join Valiant’s aggressive expansion into film, television, and gaming. Two of Valiant’s most prominent superhero franchises, Bloodshot and Harbinger, will soon lead the way as the first of five major, Valiant-based motion pictures from Sony Pictures.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Valiant,“ says IENT/TapStar President Steve Wall. “This supports our overarching plan to make great games based on amazing intellectual properties. Valiant is doing a great job developing their characters with lots of exciting news forthcoming. We are proud to be a part of their plans.”
“Valiant has many exciting projects set to debut in 2017 and beyond, and TapStar are an ideal partner to bring Valiant’s iconic array of superhero properties even further into the mobile gaming arena,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “Fans can soon look forward to discovering even more new and exciting ways to engage with our beloved characters with a simple click of a button.”
About TapStar Interactive
Based in San Francisco with offices in Salt lake City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Canada; and Saarbrucken, Germany, TapStar Interactive creates and publishes unique and innovative gaming experiences that appeal to a wide range of players. Its portfolio includes original and licensed IP, from location-based to casual puzzle games. TapStar works with talented game development teams from around the world, both for its own titles and for its third party publishing program.
About IEntertainment Network
iEntertainment Network, Inc. a public company, (OTCBB: IENT), (www.IENT.com), acquired TapStar Interactive this year. Together the companies publish retail, online, and mobile games and have developed more than 500 successful games since 1982. Many of these games have sold more than 1,000,000 copies – including the world-famous Civilization, F-15 Strike Eagle, Gunship, and more. Current released products include the classic Boulder Dash® game franchise, WarBirds Online, and 6 other game series.
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.
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