In December, Rohit Sharma along with Graphic India, UK based, ISM Komix and Cornerstone Sport, had announced that they are launching a new environmental superhero team called, “Hyper Tygers.” Seems like it’s the right time to launch the comic as we recently observed World Environment Day on 5 June. Hyper Tygers is the world’s first superhero cricket team, who play futuristic Hyper Cricket to save the environment, their village, and the world.
The Hyper Tygers eBooks will be available for free of charge on DailyHunt http://m.dailyhunt.in/Ebooks/english/hyper-tygers-chapter-1-book-200806, starting today for the first two weeks, after which each chapter will be priced at Rs 10. A new chapter of Hyper Tygers will be released every week and special contest on DailyHunt will give two lucky contestants, each week, a chance to win an autographed cricket bat or ball, from Rohit Sharma.
“It is fantastic to be a part of the creation of this action-packed adventure around a futuristic game of cricket. On a larger level the comic series by Graphic India speaks to the protection of the planet and the need to bring about social change,” said Rohit Sharma.
Starting today, due to an exclusive partnership with Facebook, the worldwide launch of the Hyper Tygers motion comic videos will be made available for free on Facebook through Rohit Sharma’s, the Hyper Tygers’, Graphic India app’s pages along with the Graphic POP! mobile app and the official website – www.hypertygers.in.
The eight minute pilot episode of the motion comic combines chapters 1 and 2 and takes place in India 2077 AD, when villagers band together to create a talented cricket team that will fight against Mr X and his Shadow Corporation to save their village, ‘Geomantra’, from destruction and a gravity train line. Geomantra is a metaphor for protecting India and the Earth’s environment.
“Green Tyger Challenge”, will be a regular weekly contest that will challenge readers of all ages to go out and support their local community by completing fun and social challenges, like planting a tree, collecting rubbish, helping members of their community and then posting/sharing their efforts on social media. Each week one lucky contestant will win exclusive prizes and everyone can become a Green Tyger on their official website.
Graphic India co-founder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan commented, “It’s an honor to work with superstar Rohit Sharma to bring this story to his millions of fans and also bring awareness to the important issue of climate change.”
“It’s great to have cricket superstar Rohit Sharma as part of the team, opening up a great story for India and inspiring a generation of Green Tygers and eco warrior’s to go out and score a century of positive change”, added co-creator of Hyper Tygers, Xan Morgan who was part of prime minister David Cameron’s 2012 trade delegation to India, representing Environment and Water from the United Kingdom.
Hyper Tygers is also developing original storylines with UK charity Elephant Family, founded by Mark Shand, brother of the Duchess of Cornwall who the Charity counts as it Royal President along with HRH The Prince of Wales.
ISM Komix and Graphic India will also be planning a worldwide animation, digital video and gaming strategy around Hyper Tygers to reach cricket audiences across numerous media platforms around the world.