Mission Accomplished: The Québec Winter Carnival's Blast Heard 'Round the

QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Winter Carnival, in association with Loto-Québec, teamed up with Netrokid and Frima to launch a virtual version of the Carnival's iconic trumpet for the iPhone and iPod Touch last week to internationally promote both the 56th edition of the Carnival and the fact that the Carnival is spreading its winter fun to new technologies. In less than one week after the launch of the app on iTunes, "Trompette" was downloaded from the Apple app store by more than 7500 iPhone and iPod Touch owners in 57 countries.

"We're excited about the wide-spread global visibility that "Trompette" has given the Quebec Winter Carnival in such a short period of time", said David Weiser, founder of Netrokid, "We hope iPhone and iPod Touch casual gamers around the word will also enjoy "Parade" when we launch it in January, 2010. It's an innovative and addictive stand-alone game, and we're extremely proud of the fact that it puts the Carnival and Quebec City in the spotlight in such an entertaining manner."

"Parade" is an arcade/puzzle casual game for the iPhone and iPod that allows players to create their very own Carnival Parade by collecting and connecting as many moving floats as possible without losing control. The game was developed by Netrokid and Frima and will be available to the public in January 2010 on Apple's app store. A part of the profits will be donated to Enfants Soleil. Players can register their email at parade.netrokid.com to be notified when the game will be launched.

In 2010, the Carnival Invites You to Celebrate!

From January 29 to February 14, 2010, the Carnival invites you to experience the effervescence of the Carnival with evenings under the stars and exhilarating dance shows: "cheerleading, hip hop, country, disco and Latino and much more." Get carried away by the cadence of the choreographies and huge shows, while enjoying family activities, sports and electrifying nightlife! This winter, get ready to move and celebrate to the beat of the music, because the 2010 Carnival promises to make you dance! For more information, don't hesitate to visit our Web site, www.carnaval.qc.ca.

About Netrokid

Netrokid offers interactive design and executive production services to companies and organizations wishing to create interactive and social networking projects. Netrokid's founder, David Weiser, has worked on interactive campaigns and virtual world projects for Nintendo, L'Oréal, McDonald's, Sprite, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, Universal Music, EMI, Warner, Effem and Habbo. Netrokid has also worked with SpinMaster Toys, Frima and Mind Candy. www.netrokid.com

About Frima Studio

Founded in Québec City in 2003, Frima is one of the largest independent video game studios in Canada. The company employs 250 people, mainly at its Québec City office, but also at its Matane office, which opened in June 2009. In addition to its original productions, Frima develops products for the Web, television, consoles and cell phone for the largest entertainment companies in the world, such as Disney, Warner Bros, Electronic Arts and Nickelodeon www.frimastudio.com.

     The Carnival makes you dance from January 29 to February 14, 2010!


For further information: For further information: Andrée-Anne Stewart, Media Relation Officer, Carnaval de Québec, (418) 626-3716 ext. 259, C.: (418) 880-0382, andree-anne.stewart@carnaval.qc.ca; Max Oliveras, Communications Officer, Netrokid, 1-800-901-9543 ext.34, max.oliveras@netrokid.com

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