Marina del Rey, California – Amuse, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Shizen 1.1 for iOS, the long awaited counterpart to their critically acclaimed OS X app My Living Desktop. Shizen (the Japanese word for Nature) features five unique Scene-scape applications, each offering several soothing scenes filmed from all over the world, including outer space. Oceanscapes, NASA Earthscapes, Fujiscapes, Fallscapes, and Flowerscapes form the first in the Shizen series of natural environment experiences. Each app runs on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, and immerses the user in a uniquely themed setting.
Shizen Oceanscapes is the first in the series and offers stunning beach and ocean vistas from around the globe. Oceanscapes comes with two free scenes and offers eight more with an in-app purchase for a total of ten scenes.
Shizen Earthscapes, filmed from the International Space Station, depicts the earth 230 miles from space. It comes with ten unique scenes, each filmed by astronauts as the Space Station continuously passes above earth.
Shizen Fujiscapes is an animated series bringing to life the works of Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai. In this app, five of Hokusai’s paintings “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” come to life as animations with music written by three-time Grammy-nominated composer David Arkenstone.
Shizen Fallscapes is another in the natural beauty series of scenes featuring the colorful hues of fall. Fallscapes was filmed in North America and also comes with ten scenes.
Shizen Flowerscapes is the fifth scene-scape, and depicts various calming floral settings. Flowerscapes comes with ten unique scenes depicting a variety of flowers including sunflowers, a lotus flower, and many others.
Each Shizen scene-scape features:
* Ultra High-definition immersive videos
* Custom sound effects or music
* Ten unique scenes in each app, with five scenes in Fujiscapes
* Allows easy switching between letterbox and full-screen video
* Uncluttered controls include volume/mute and optional on-screen clock
“Shizen provides a unique way to relax with your iPad or iPhone” states Kevin Kachikian, one of Shizen’s co-developers. “Choose any of our quality-crafted scenes while you work or play, as a moving picture right next to your computer.”
* iPhone 3GS and up, iPad 2 and up, iPad mini, iPod touch 3rd generation and up
* iOS 6.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Each Shizen scene-scape application costs $2.99 (USD) and can be found in the iOS App Store in the Health & Fitness category.
Based in beautiful Marina del Rey, California, Amuse, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2005 by a longtime Mac developer with award-winning software titles and over 25 years of Macintosh experience. Amuse was founded for the purpose of bringing unique desktop innovations and solutions to the Mac platform, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Amuse is recognized for and holds various patents on innovative technologies. Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Amuse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X 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.