Moscow, Russian Federation – Mechtarium today is pleased to introduce Creativium – Paper Theater 1.0.1 for iPad, its cutout animation app for kids two and older, which allows them to stage scenes within a toy theater. Featuring beautifully textured paper cutouts that are watercolored individually, the flat pieces are assembled in layers to create animated trees, flowers, animals, water, and sky. With 10 different characters, 40 animations, and 25 decorations, kids can drag to create fairytale scenes on virtual paper sets, then snap a Polaroid and save it to the Photo Library.

Feature Highlights:
* Uniquely and beautifully crafted paper sets
* Simple, kid-friendly interface
* Young children make up their own rules
* Pictures are saved in the iPad’s gallery
* 10 fun characters, each with their own colorful personality
* More than 40 animations for the game featuring animals
* 25 decorations for the castle to choose from
* Drag-and-drop characters anywhere
* A wonderful fairytale world to play in
* Convincing sound effects
* No in-app purchases or advertising
* New scenes, characters, and decorations currently in development to be made available as free updates
* Storytelling app helps develop cognitive and language skills of toddlers

Wondrous and imaginative, the paper cutout world of Creativium is warm and inviting. The antithesis of harsh computer-generated graphics, the textured paper universe beckons to young children. Kids view the many elements on this virtual stage as art so simple that they could have created it themselves. Each movable animal character and fixed element of the landscape is expressed with the absolute minimum number of paper pieces, capturing its essence in only two dimensions.

Every one of the 10 characters, including a fox, bee, bear, owl, and tortoise has animated eyes that blink and move. When standing still, each character sways gracefully, revealing its ability to fly or scamper across the screen without warning. Touching one may cause it to merely twitch, or it may take off for the edge of the screen. Dragging one horizontally will relocate it, and dragging vertically moves it closer to or farther from the foreground.

The game’s stage, The Magic Forest, scrolls across the width of four screens. Players can side-scroll any distance they choose, creating a new set on which to stage the action. Perspective is maintained as 2D layers in the foreground scroll faster than those in the background. Flowers bloom, water flows, clouds sail, and fruit falls automatically. Kids can create new scenes by moving characters on and off the screen. There are no rules. Their imagination is encouraged to run free.

“Explore the world with Creativium, where kids embrace exploration and learn creative storytelling by staging their own unique plays and worlds,” stated Julia Nechaeva of Mechtarium. “Creativium is inherently fun and rewarding for children, encouraging their natural sense of creativity and imagination as well as developing their cognitive skills.”

Language Support:
* English and Russian (language-independent)

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad (except iPad 1)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 88.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Creativium – Paper Theater 1.0.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.

Creativium – Paper Theater 1.0.1
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Based in Moscow, Russia, Mechtarium was founded by Roman Mikhailov in 2010. Mechtarium started with creating a cardboard game for kids, “Mechtarium,” and now the company plans to create beautiful digital products for kids. They are focused on the visual part of the games because they believe that children should play with beautiful things. Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Mechtarium LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod 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.

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