STOCKHOLM — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 24, 2014 — Swedish startup, Plotagon, has launched a free, new app that anyone can use to make and share 3D animated videos. Users simply select characters, choose a scene, write what they want their characters to say, and press play to see their stories animated instantly. No animation experience is required; anyone who can write a story can use Plotagon.
The Plotagon iPad app launched today in the Apple App Store worldwide. Anyone can download versions that run on Mac or PC from Plotagon.com—all versions operate the same way. The basic app is free and comes with two characters, one scene, music and sound effects. Users can download two more free characters within the app. More characters and scenes can be added via in-app purchases, most of which are $.99 or $1.99 each. Scenes and characters can be used in any combination and new ones will be available every few weeks. Users can share their animated stories on the Plotagon network and on YouTube.
“Animation is a powerful medium for telling stories. With Plotagon, people can make animated videos in a way that wasn’t possible before,” said Jonathan Hise Kaldma, Creative Director at Plotagon.
The new Plotagon app replaces the 2013 public beta version which featured photo-realistic animated characters and environments based on existing literature. The new app features comical, cartoony characters and stylized scenes set in everyday locations. The change will enable users to craft more personal stories instead of the mostly fan-fiction stories inspired by the beta version. It is also faster and optimized for mobile devices.
“Users loved the original Plotagon app, but told us they wanted it on mobile devices and they wanted to connect with other creators,” added Hise Kaldma. “We redesigned the app from the ground up to make it easier for people to use and interact with other creators.”
The new app has a built-in social network where users can find and follow other creators, comment on their videos, and watch popular videos and staff picks.
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