Press Release: Free Chug Patrol App!

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StoryToys releases a free “try-before-you-buy” edition of the Chuggington 3D storybook app, Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue

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October 17th, 2013 - StoryToys, a leading publisher of interactive books and games for children, today announced the release of a free “try-before-you-buy” edition of Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue. Chug Patrol is a 3D storybook app for children, developed by StoryToys and produced in collaboration with Ludorum, creators of the hugely popular television show, Chuggington.

The freemium edition gives readers the opportunity to sample the app before deciding whether to purchase. The first few chapters and 3D interactive pop-up scenes, are completely free to read and play. One simple payment will unlock the rest of the book which includes many more exciting scenes with challenges to complete. The option to purchase the full book is carefully locked behind Parent Center, which only adults can access. Parent Center is a function in all StoryToys apps which gives parents full control over the app and ensures that nothing can be purchased without their permission.

“Just like customers’ experience in a physical bookshop, we want to give our readers the opportunity to sample the book and get a taste of the StoryToys and Chuggington experience without first having to buy,” said Barry O’Neill, chief executive officer of StoryToys. “With Parent Center, parents can rest assured that they will have complete control over any purchasing decision.”

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue is based on the current series of Chuggington and features the adventures of the young trainees Wilson, Brewster and Koko as they take on new challenges.

Readers can help the trainees complete various tasks in the amazing 3D pop-up scenes, earning Chug Patrol badges along the way.

The freemium Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue includes the following features:

● Amazing 3D book experience - it’s just like a real pop-up book.

● Interactive pop-up scenes with exciting games and puzzles.

● Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay modes.

● Beautifully presented pages of text.

● Features a fantastic musical score and lots of amazing sound effects.

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue freemium is now available free on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore globally. The cost of unlocking the full book is $4.99 / €4.49 / £2.99.