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05.11.02

Fimbling fun on PC from BBC Multimedia


The award-winning software publishing arm of BBC Worldwide has announced it will support the BBC's latest pre-school series, Fimbles, by publishing a PC CD-ROM based on the show.


The Fimbles PC CD-Rom, which will be published in June 2003, follows the success of BBC Multimedia's children's software, which includes Bob the Builder, Teletubbies and Tweenies titles on PC, PlayStation and Game Boy platforms. In all, the company's range of software has collected over 50 awards from the multimedia and toy industries, including accolades from BAFTA, IVCA and BIMA.


BBC Multimedia has appointed Cimex Media Ltd as developer for the title. Multimedia consultancy Cimex has won more than 20 awards in the last 2 years, including two BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards and a Royal Television Society award.


Dave Lee, BBC Worldwide's Director of Multimedia, said: "BBC Multimedia's expertise in taking high quality children's TV brands and enhancing them with award-winning software is well known. We've already had interest in the brand from retail, and we're delighted to be able to meet this interest with the Fimbles PC title."


This Fimbles PC CD-ROM will be based on the brand new pre-school landmark series from the BBC. Fimbles centres on the adventures of three special creatures, Fimbo, Florrie and Baby Pom, who have a unique talent for finding things just waiting to be found. When the Fimbles get the Fimbling Feeling, their fingers twinkle, their topknots twitch and their noses wrinkle with excitement as the Fimbles discover finds which lead to a rich tapestry of imagination, games, songs and play.


The PC title will offer children a range of fun and educational Fimbling activities - all based around the 'Fimble Valley', and supported by video footage, stories and songs from the show.


The software title will follow pre-Christmas books and video publishing activity from BBC Worldwide.


The Fimbles television series is produced by Novel Entertainment for BBC/ BBC Worldwide Limited.


 


Notes to Editors:
BBC Worldwide's portfolio of Fimbles publishing


Books:
Blue ISBN 0563 53224 6 £3.99
Suitcase ISBN 0563 53241 6 £3.99
Sticker Book ISBN 0563 53223 8 £3.99
Activity Book ISBN 0563 53222 X £2.99


Videos:
Get the Fimbling Feeling BBCV7343 £9.99
Let's Find the Fimbles BBCV7344 £9.99


BBC Worldwide is also publishing a BBC Fimbles magazine, out on November 14.


About BBC Multimedia
BBC Multimedia, the software publishing division of BBC Worldwide, publishes console and PC games, as well as interactive entertainment products for mobile and other platforms. In addition, BBC Multimedia creates children's and reference titles for PC and consoles. All the company's interactive products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, entertainment, creativity, learning and the quality the BBC is renowned for. You can find out more about its catalogue of titles on the BBC Multimedia website - www.bbcmultimedia.com.



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