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The Publishing Innovation Awards panel recognizes Poet Code for most outstanding use of an eBook across multiple media platforms
East Orange, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Creative Content Company, Poet Code LLC, is excited to announce that their critically-acclaimed MMORPG/eReader application “Dynasty of the Magi” has received the award for Best Transmedia Project by the Publishing Innovation Awards judging panel. The award was accepted by Dynasty of the Magi creator Derrick Garvin and his team of developers on Wednesday, January 16th during a ceremony put on by the Publishing Innovation Awards in New York City.
The Publishing Innovation Awards (PIA) recognizes the very best in eReaders across all digital mediums. Judging in 14 categories and implementing strict guidelines for the entrants, the PIA is determined to support and acknowledge the eReader community through thoughtful review and well deserved award distribution. The PIA judging panel is made up of leading experts in digital publishing design and production.
The winner of the Best Transmedia Project recognizes the best, most innovative use of an eBook across multiple platforms. The story in Dynasty of the Magi is told across two platforms; the in-app eBook and a playable Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO). The results of quests in the game give advantage to one of the sides, good or evil, in the following eBook in the series. This process allows the gamer to see how his or her actions have directly affected the plot of the story. The innovative combination of these two separate mediums has been dubbed by PoetCode, liMMO (literary immersive Massive Multiplayer Online Game).
“Our team has put in long hours and a lot of hard work to bring to life this new platform that pushes the boundaries of both gaming and reading,” said Derrick Garvin, founder of PoetCode and author of the Dynasty of the Magi franchise. “Our goal is to continue to challenge what is possible with mobile app and eBook integration in an ever-growing transmedia market.”
Those who download the Dynasty of the Magi application will follow the journey of the young Magi Faro as he walks the line between the Outerworld and the Underworld in the first of the series’ eBooks, "Rites of Passage". Readers can jump over to the "Words of Power" game at any time throughout their experience and begin their own journey, fighting for good and peace with the Outerworld, or training in the dark arts among the Underworld. Actions taken by players worldwide in Words of Power will have a direct and significant effect on the sequel to the "Rites of Passage" eBook, "The Culling".
About PoetCode, LLC:
PoetCode, LLC produces the Dynasty of the Magi franchise, an epic 11 installment fantasy game & book adventure that could be described as “Harry Potter in the hood”, beginning with the interactive fantasy eBook, Rites of Passage seamlessly integrated with the massive multiplayer online game Words of Power in one new ground breaking iPad app. The DOM Digital Media Franchise was created by PoetCode LLC’s founder, Derrick Garvin who over 15 years, developed the Dynasty of the Magi epic fantasy universe, with its own custom magic system, epochs of mystic history, and the new immersive liMMO technology.
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