Transformers: Punishment motion comic coming exclusively to Windows 8

IDW is bringing the Transformers to Windows 8 devices for free with a motion comic experience courtesy of comic reading platform Madefire.

If you’re not familiar, Madefire is a comic book reading software platform that expands upon what you’ve probably come to expect from the digital arm of the medium. Not only can you read native Madefire books, but you can watch and hear them too thanks to moving panels of art and sound effects galore.

Now the company is branching out to Windows 8 and they’ve got a special story from publisher IDW featuring the Transformers just for the new hardware.

“It’s a thrill to see Optimus Prime spring into action,” said John Barber. “This is a hard-hitting action story, and Madefire’s Motion Books — including music and sound effects — deliver a powerful reading experience that makes you feel like you’re in the center of it all!”

“Windows devices are supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the platform’s unique features such as Live Tiles, snap and Bing Smart Search integration,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “The Madefire Motion Books app’s unique use of these features, paired with exclusive Transformers content for Windows users, really bring the app to life on the platform.”

“Windows devices are supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the platform’s unique features such as Live Tiles, snap and Bing Smart Search integration,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “The Madefire Motion Books app’s unique use of these features, paired with exclusive Transformers content for Windows users, really bring the app to life on the platform.”

“A global entertainment, like Transformers comics coming alive through Motion Books exclusively written for the Windows 8 platform is one thing, but teaming up with the biggest OS in the world makes it a huge milestone,” stated Madefire CEO and Co-Founder Ben Wolstenholme, “Its about bringing stories to life on the devices we use everyday – period.”

Other than the title, Transformers: Punishment, not a whole lot has been announced about the actual narrative contained within the book. Set to be free to download, the comic will have writer John Barber and artist Livio Ramondelli as the creative team, and of course will feature many of the main characters from the Autobots and Decepticons that you know and love, including the aforementioned Optimus Prime.

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Madefire motion comics are already available on iOS, where they’ve made quite the splash, and this edition marks the platform’s first foray into the world of Windows 8. As initial offerings go (not to mention free ones), an exclusive book like Transformers: Punishment is a darned good one.

Look for the book to hit with the app sometime soon.

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