Tunnel Ground enters into a publishing agreement with Florida based comic book publisher Cosmic Times and links paperback comics to mobile gaming in the major market of the United States. The company introduces an in-game rewarding system accessible by buying limited edition paperback comics, which include redeem codes. As a consequence, the comics gain value over time and by usage of the redeem codes provide unique game features for the player. The comics create a deep connection with the game by providing additional details about the story and enhancing the player’s experience thanks to the redeem code system.
The first product line is named Void of Heroes and is set to be released in summer 2015. The publishers existing comics are also sold through the in-game sales platform. The presented technology has been developed in a project funded by Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and Finnish investors.
“We are thrilled of signing a US publishing agreement that we have been working hard for the past couple of years. We could not be in a better place! In addition to securing a publishing agreement, we have developed an intriguing in-game sales platform for physical products, not forgetting the development of the Void of Heroes comic and game. To our delight the technology and content will see daylight first at the main market for entertainment, the United States.”
Jukka Planman – Tunnel Ground CEO
Helsinki based Tunnel Ground Inc was founded in October 2012. The company creates episodical content for different media channels. Previously Tunnel Ground paperback comics have been published in Finland by LIKE Publishing and the company has leading publisher and channel partners in China and Taiwan for its mobile games. The mobile games and digital comics are also available on the traditional mobile app and eBook stores internationally.
Established in 2008 Lake Worth, Florida based Cosmic Times is a rapidly growing publisher with a praised line of titles crossing multiple genres. The company has a strong retail and advertising network as well as continuous presence on the comic conventions circuit.