Fingerprint Launches New Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Platform with Safe Social Features Designed Just for Kids

 Fingerprint Launches New Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Platform with Safe Social
                       Features Designed Just for Kids

New Features Encourage Collaborative Learning and Provide First Social
Experience via Flagship Launch App, The Flying Alphabetinis, and Upcoming Apps
Based on Popular Kid's Properties Franklin & Friends, VeggieTales, Caillou,
Minuscule and More

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fingerprint Digital today
unveiled new multiplayer gaming with kid-appropriate social features, creating
an entirely new experience for kids, ages 3-12, on its mobile game network,
Fingerprint. Also available today, Fingerprint's own The Flying Alphabetinis
is the first app to take full advantage of the new multiplayer, safe-social
features. Plus, Fingerprint will soon unveil five new apps, including titles
based on popular children's properties – Franklin & Friends, VeggieTales®,
Caillou, and Minuscule – as well as an all-new title from award-winning
educational game developer Digital Learning Company.

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"With so much mobile content available today, we recognized the need to create
a go-to game play platform that parents trust and kids love," said Nancy
MacIntyre, CEO and co-founder of Fingerprint. "And today, we've enhanced the
entire experience by adding multiplayer and safe social features tailored
specifically for our young audience so that kids can connect, collaborate or

The new Fingerprint platform connects each child to his/her games, friends,
messages and digital rewards. Key features include:

  oMultiplayer Gaming: With a unique player invitation experience designed
    specifically for children, kids can challenge each other, while parents
    rest easy knowing Fingerprint is a completely safe social gaming
    experience. In multiplayer mode, there is always something fun to play,
    something new to learn and someone to play with.
  oSafe Social: Kids can send each other fun and encouraging messages via
    whimsical emoticons and stock messages, providing a positive first social
    experience. Parents can join the fun too.
  oShared Family Account:  Fingerprint offers a shared family account, making
    it easy for multiple kids and parents to share a device, track game play
    and learning milestones, and choose new apps to add to the family's

Fingerprint apps inspire a love of learning and a passion for play around a
broad range of topics from reading to math, money to manners, and science to
music. With the debut of the new platform, the company will launch more than
40 new titles in 2013, including the following apps available in Q1:

  oThe Flying Alphabetinis (ages 6+; available now): Fingerprint's first
    in-house, multiplayer game is a carnival of fun and tomfoolery starring
    the 26 letters of the alphabet in a circus-themed word scramble. Two
    players square off to make as many words as possible.
  oScribble My VeggieTales® Story (ages3-8): Make custom VeggieTales® 
    stories based on top-selling DVD lessons such as friendship, sharing,
    helping and forgiveness. The app features six all-new book starters and
    coloring pages, including content based on the new VeggieTales' DVD
    launching March 5, The Little House That Stood.
  oStep-by-Story: Caillou Adventures (ages 3-6): Based on the long-standing
    PBS Kids TV show, this Step-by-Story Adventure includes three new apps:
    Caillou's Window, Caillou's Barnyard Sounds and Caillou's Imagination
    Camping. Children learn early reading skills while creating stories about
    Caillou's world.
  oFranklin Talk and Playset (ages 3-6): Build puzzles, play games, earn
    rewards, unlock the Franklin Toy and actually talk to Franklin! This new
    app is based on the popular Franklin property franchise fromCorus
    Entertainment's Kids Can Press and Nelvana Studio.
  oMinuscule: The Private Life of Insects (age 6+): Based on the TV animated
    series from French producer Futurikon, and created by Happy Blue Fish and
    Fingerprint, Minuscule is a bug-sized adventure, blending a National
    Geographic documentary with a Tex Avery cartoon, where ladybugs can't stop
    teasing flies.
  oKids Learn Mandarin (ages 3-8): Based on the award-winning series from
    Digital Learning Company, Kids Learn Mandarin teaches kids to speak, read
    and write in Mandarin Chinese using 200 engaging games and activities that
    teach the Chinese characters (sight and writing), as well as pronunciation
    of more than 250 words.

Most Fingerprint apps are free with in-app upgrades or additional content
packs available for $.99 – $2.99. Fingerprint is currently available on iOS
platforms (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and will expand to Android devices in
early 2013. Beginning this spring, Fingerprint's current library of 21 apps
will be upgraded to take full advantage of the new multiplayer and safe social

About Fingerprint Digital
Based in San Francisco, Fingerprint Digital is a mobile entertainment company
for kids and the creator of Fingerprint, the first kids' learning and
entertainment platform, providing sharing and engagement opportunities between
kids and parents across mobile devices and the web. Its network of quality,
Mom-Comm enabled edutainment apps is made up of first-party apps, as well as
apps "fingerprinted" by third-party developers. Fingerprint funding is led by
Corus Entertainment, a leading interactive media and entertainment company,
along with K2MediaLabs, Reed Elsevier, and Suffolk Holdings. For more
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Related Link
The Flying Alphabetinis - App Store

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