Created by:
Based in Dublin, Ireland

Developed by:
Odin Publications,
Based in London, United kingdom

Published by:
Based in Dublin, Ireland

Release date:
July 24th, 2014


EUR €1.99
GBP £1.49
USD $1.99


Press / Business Contact:


Studio POWWOW Ltd.
The Liffey Trust Centre
117 - 126 Upper Sheriff Street
North Wall
Dublin 1



ShipAntics:The Legend of the Kiki Beast

Press Release:

Dublin, Ireland - July 24th, 2014 - StoryToys, a leading publisher of interactive books and games for children is delighted to announce the release of ShipAntics - The Legend of the Kiki Beast, the first chapter in a new transmedia adventure by Studio POWWOW. Developed under licence by Odin Publications, the app is available worldwide in the App Store from today. Watch the trailer below.

Set in a vibrant cartoon world, Chapter 1 of ShipAntics represents a fresh take on the classic puzzle adventure game genre. An irreverent, fun-filled episodic adventure, it interweaves quality animated cartoon content with a story-driven game featuring puzzles and hidden challenges. Players become immersed in the zany world of the good ship Barnacle, brimming with instantly lovable characters such as Amanda the daughter of the ship’s captain Fred, Otto, a cheeky young octopus and many, many more.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Studio POWWOW and Odin Publications on such a unique and innovative project,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO of StoryToys. “As digital storytellers interested in creating ‘transmedia’ experiences, POWWOW’s interests perfectly complement those of StoryToys. ShipAntics’ combination of comical cartoon action, vibrant characters and quality puzzles result in an incredibly engaging experience that we know our audience will love.”

“StoryToys unparalleled success in publishing games and interactive books for kids on mobile platforms makes them the perfect partner for the launch of ShipAntics” said Richard Glynn, CEO and Producer at POWWOW. “ShipAntics is a truly unique project, bringing together the worlds of animated content and mobile games. We’re confident that this launch is the start of a long and exciting journey for Studio POWWOW, our partners StoryToys and Odin, and of course for Amanda, Otto and the rest of the crew of The Barnacle!”.

ShipAntics - The Legend of the Kiki Beast is available from July 24th for $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.49 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


ShipAntics - The Legend of the Kiki Beast is chapter one of a three-chapter series, with chapters 2 and 3 releasing in coming months.

It includes the following features:
• A rich and engaging text-based puzzle adventure game
• Lots of riddles and puzzles to solve and prizes to be won
• TV-quality cartoon content, including an ‘Appisodes’ feature so you can watch the cartoons separately from the game.
• Rooms throughout the ship to be explored and investigated.
• Collect stars by finding secret objects and hidden creatures throughout the game.
• Customizable outfits for the characters, with new clothes to be earned during the game.
• Play your favourite puzzles again and again in Puzzle Mode; can you beat the High Score?!
• Available in English, French, German and Spanish.


ShipAntics Trailer The Legend of the Kiki Beast Chapter 1 YouTube


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  • "This game is adorable." - Independent Games Festival
  • "An excellent puzzle adventure." - Geeks with Juniors
  • "Absolutely bursting with personality." - Pocket Gamer
  • "Nothing less than beautiful." - Totally Dublin
  • "Little gamers will definitely be wanting more." - Irish Independent
  • "Well-polished art style … something to play with on a regular basis." - Indie Game Magazine
  • "3.5 out of 4" - USA Today

  • About Studio POWWOW
    Studio POWWOW was founded on the principle that young audiences’ viewing habits and behaviours have changed as the internet, mobile and tablet devices become an ever increasing part of the way people consume entertainment. POWWOW creates entertainment brands with engaging stories and characters on multiple media platforms by bringing their experience of award-winning TV-quality animation, design and storytelling to interactive content and games. studioPOWWOW.com.

    About StoryToys
    Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, StoryToys creates and publishes highly innovative and entertaining software for children including interactive books and games. StoryToys is a registered trademark of StoryToys Ltd. Apple, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. storytoys.com/.

    About Odin Publications
    Located and operating in London, United Kingdom, Odin Publications develops and exploits new interactive entertainment applications for wireless devices and online platforms. shipantics.com/.

    Team & Repeating Collaborators

    'ShipAnticts' Created by
    Eoghan Dalton

    Executive Producer
    Richard Glynn

    Game Concept and Design Created by
    Stephen Kelly

    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks