Netwars Blends Fact and Fiction in a New Cross-Platform Entertainment

Cologne, Germany – Bastei Entertainment is proud to unveil the The Butterfly Attack, an interactive graphic novel app available today for iOS and Android users. Created by award-winning British novelist and screenplay writer M. Sean Coleman, The Butterfly Attack graphic novel app is just one component of the Netwars Project, a cross-platform, fact-based, multimedia experience that uses fictional characters to explore the very real threat of digital warfare in today’s technologically driven society.

The Butterfly Attack graphic novel app is the first in a three part series of apps that coincide with a web series, television documentary, and a collection of eBook and audiobooks that make up the Netwars Project. Each part of the project is standalone while still complimentary to the larger story of Netwars.

In The Butterfly Attack, Coleman merges true facts with actual events to create a captivating and visually stunning fictional story about a team of hackers hired to conduct a mock cyberwar exercise that goes terribly wrong. Parallax technology enables the reader to become part of the story, with interactive motion sensors, 3D animations, video, and gaming elements fully integrated into the app.

“When I started out with this idea, I struggled with how to bring the amazing stories, threats and dangers posed by malicious hackers to the screen,” said Coleman. “The graphic novel format fell perfectly between the written and the visual, allowing me to tell a story that could incorporate technical information with interactive clues, and enable the audience to go deep inside the minds and machines of the main characters.” The Butterfly Attack was originally created in English, and will be published simultaneously in German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Additional features of The Butterfly Attack graphic novel app include:
* Unique animations and sound effects
* Intuitive controls
* Revolutionary 3D parallax technology with motion sensors for unlocking hidden artifacts

Pricing and Availability:
Episode One of The Butterfly Attack is available now for $2.99 (USD) on the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, and Samsung App Marketplace. Episodes Two and Three of The Butterfly Attack are scheduled to be released later this summer. For more information on The Butterfly Attack, the Netwars web series, television documentary, and selection of eBook and audiobooks, visit Netwars Project online, like Netwars on Facebook, and follow @NetwarsProject on Twitter.

The Butterfly Attack
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Founded in 1953 and based in Cologne, Bastei Lubbe is one of Germany’s leading trade publishers. Home of bestselling authors David Baldacci, Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Ken Follett, Lesley Pearse and many more, it publishes more than 700 titles a year. In June 2010, Bastei Lubbe started its own digital department: Bastei Entertainment, with the aim of encouraging new innovative product development and the creation of a global digital entertainment experience which covers everything from eBooks and audiobooks to apps and digitally enhanced products. With an in-house development team, unique multimedia content is continuously created with recent examples including multiple-language Vatican thriller, Apocalypsis which has been downloaded as an app more than 1,000,000 times in China alone. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Bastei Luebbe GmbH & Co. KG. 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.