Moscow, Russian Federation – Apps Ministry is delighted to announce the launch of the first official “Masha and the Bear” game, based on the cartoon of the same name. Apps Ministry has joined forces with world-renowned animators and creators of the “Masha and the Bear” series (Animaccord), and has worked tirelessly to produce what is not only a highly entertaining and visually stunning game, but also a product that closely represents the look and feel of the cartoon itself.

Masha and the Bear is based on old Russian folklore and was conceived and produced in Russia. However, the business is funded by its American owner and this mixed heritage gives the franchise its international appeal. Masha and the Bear is now successfully moving through Europe and Asia, with Germany the latest country to acquire the rights to the cartoon. The Masha and the Bear YouTube channel has had more than one billion views and is among the most popular channels worldwide.

Working closely with the producers of the cartoon, Apps Ministry has created a game that is sure to be a hit with fans of Masha and the Bear.

Masha and the Bear is the story of a mischievous girl and her adventures with her friend, the bear. In “Masha and the Bear: search and rescue,” the player takes on the role of Masha; it’s the player’s job to successfully fly a hot air balloon, while saving rabbits from the waters below and collecting as many candies as possible along the way.

The game is aimed at the younger end of the market. Its clear in-game instructions and simple, intuitive format allow for quick understanding and maximum enjoyment for youngsters. Unlike many other apps, currently on the market for children, Masha and the Bear is an innocent, fun-filled ride through a world with very little peril or danger. So the children can enjoy all of the fun whilst parents have none of the worry.

Apps Ministry has been highly successful in recreating the world and spirit of the original animation. The cartoon’s well-loved characters are instantly recognizable, and players will feel quickly immersed in a familiar world of lush landscapes and crystal-clear sounds.

Game manager Maxim Kochurin said, “We know there are huge numbers of Masha fans worldwide, and as lovers of the cartoon ourselves, we took our responsibility very seriously. We needed to create a game which truly represented the spirit and fun of the original animation. Long hours and every bit of effort has gone into not only creating the best possible game, but also one which encapsulates the passion, delight and vibrancy of the characters and the world they live in. In our opinion, we’ve achieved what we set out to do. We love the game and we are sure parents and children around the world will love it as much as we do.”

Vadim Shilov, CEO of Apps Minsitry, added, “We have already produced a high-quality video-on-demand app for Masha and the Bear and we have a first-class record in producing dozens of other kids’ apps based on popular brands. As a business, we are never prepared to accept anything other than the very best, and we spared no expense or time in ensuring we produced a world-class gaming experience for Masha and the Bear and its many fans.”

Remarkable that this game has achieved worthy results in the Russian App Store in less than a week:
* Top 2 Overall
* Top 2 Games
* Top 1 Arcade

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later
* 425 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Masha and The Bear 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The game is based on a popular freemium model and is available for download.

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