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Giggle Bear is imaginative and creative

LUNCHBOXREVIEWS.COM (July 13, 2011)
I find this kids' app very amusing with great promise. I can't wait to see what else Brooklyn has in store for us.

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What are all those Giggles?

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (June 24, 2011)
Meet the teen helping to raise funds for breast cancer research with her new app.

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Teenage ingenuity – there's an app for that

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (June 16, 2011)
Read the interview from The Journal Gazette with Brooklyn and Geoff.

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97.3 WMEE Morning Show with Andy & Nichole interview the creator of Giggle Bear

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (June 2011)
Read, listen or watch Andy & Nichole's interview, with Brooklyn, who concepted the game.

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Channel 15 WANE News: Fort Wayne girl creates iPhone game

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (May 30, 2011)
Giggle Bear makes another appearance at Wane.com


App Reviews

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Reviewed by Valerie Lauer
There are dozens of hidden surprises in this iPhone app. Four additional educational games are tucked in to the playroom and yard outside. Tap the shelves and doors to explore. Giggle Bears are interactive, say your fun recorded greetings and make this room a lot of fun.

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theiphonemom.com

Written by The iPhone Mom
I'm impressed with Brooklyn's big idea and her family's support in seeing it through to the App Store. I'm even more impressed with her willingness to donate part of her profits to such a wonderful cause.

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appbite.com

Posted by Bogdan Lazar
I loved that you can choose between the type of toy you want to play with. You can have a bear, a rabbit or a moose. They're all cute and cuddly and ready to play.

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apps400.com

Posted by Editor on June 17, 2011
The app regarded to be the trailblazing kids game and was developed by a kid, for kids. They include five games and amazing entertainment for the kids.

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Press Releases

Giggle World Productions Releases Giggle Bear™ App for iPhone Mobile Digital Device: Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer® to Receive Portion of Proceeds

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (May 13, 2011)

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Giggle World Productions, LLC, has released an exciting new interactive game for children called Giggle Bear™, an application for the iPhone mobile digital device. Children can create different animals, such as bears, moose and rabbits—and play with them in the Giggle World. The game includes the animal creation activity and four different games to play.


Giggle Bear was designed by teenager Brooklyn when challenged by her father to design a game she would like to play. Children will have endless hours of fun twirling and tossing their Giggle Bears in the playroom, watching how they land and bounce off the walls, acts made to look real with ragdoll physics. Giggle Bears need to be cared for and are bathed and dressed from a large selection of clothing. Children play Giggle World games to win Giggle Bucks and rewards redeemable toward more Giggle Friends, clothes and accessories. Giggle World games include the Memory Game, Simon Says, a water-balloon toss, and the Stargazer connect-the-dots game.


The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, Inc., will receive a portion of the proceeds up to $50,000 to support breast cancer research. Giggle Bear is now available on iTunes for only $2.99 and includes the Giggle World animal creation activity and four games. For a limited time, Giggle Bear is available for $1.99, so purchase now to receive this one-time only pricing.


About Giggle World Productions, LLC
Giggle World Productions, LLC is a privately held company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Learn more at www.gigglebear.com or go to the iTunes® application program to download immediately.


iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The iPhone and iTunes logos are trademarks of Apple Inc.


The VERA BRADLEY® brand and logo is the property of Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. The VERA BRADLEY FOUNDATION FOR BREAST CANCERsm brand and logo is the property of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, Inc. These marks are used under license. For information on the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, visit
www.verabradley.org.


Media Contact: Sonya Beckley
LaBov & Beyond Marketing Communications
260.348.3749
sbeckley@labov.com
info@gigglebear.com


Local Teen Designs App for iPhone Mobile Digital Device: Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer® to Receive Portion of Proceeds

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (May 13, 2011)

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Brooklyn is more than your typical 13-year-old. She takes dance lessons, plays tennis and argues with her twin brother like many other girls her age, but on the side, she's an entrepreneur. And with her family's help, she designed Giggle Bear™ for the iPhone mobile digital device. The game, available today on iTunes, is the brainchild of Brooklyn.


While at a friend's house last summer when she was 12, she was downloading games on her father's iPhone and thought they were a bit boring. Her dad challenged her to design her own game, and Giggle World Productions, LLC was born. Brooklyn went on to draw what she thought would be fun—a game where you could design your own giggling animal friend and then play with it online. She added more and more details and tested her ideas on her friends to get a broad range of input.


"I want my children to know they can achieve anything they work toward," said Geoffrey, Brooklyn's father and a local physician. Impressed with the detail and direction of her app, he and his wife Marsha decided to back Brooklyn's dream and help her go to market. So they set about finding someone who could take Brooklyn's idea and turn it into reality. They found Agile Poet, LLC, an Austin, Texas-based interactive developer. The family visited the company and the game went into development in September 2010. Brooklyn and her brother, Geoffrey Jr., attend business meetings and continue to contribute through the whole process. When asked what the most surprising thing was about starting a business, she said, "I have a lawyer. It's kind of cool."


Just as Brooklyn and her family began development of the app, her mother Marsha found out she had breast cancer. The family decided that part of the proceeds for the app should go to support breast cancer research. "I am most moved by the outpouring of support I've received, even from strangers, and I want to give back," said Marsha. Although still undergoing treatment, the family has continued to keep moving along with the business and is planning for the next game, a music app designed by Brooklyn's twin brother Geoffrey.


The family understands the risks involved in starting a business such as this. "I'm the Nervous Nelly," says Marsha, "but it's fun to watch her take initiative and do something. My husband, Geoff, is more of the risk-taker. After my father died in 2009, it made me realize you've got to live life and do things now. Though it is an expensive endeavor, this is something that will teach the kids life lessons."


The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer® will receive a total of $50,000 once the app reaches 500,000 downloads. With every download, free or paid version, Giggle World will donate money to support breast cancer research. Giggle Bear is available on iTunes now for only $2.99 and includes the Giggle World animal creation activity and four different games to play.


About Giggle World Productions, LLC
Giggle World Productions, LLC is a privately held company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Learn more at www.gigglebear.com or go to the iTunes® application program to download immediately.


iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The iPhone and iTunes logos are trademarks of Apple Inc.


The VERA BRADLEY® brand and logo is the property of Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. The VERA BRADLEY FOUNDATION FOR BREAST CANCER SM brand and logo is the property of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, Inc. These marks are used under license. For information on the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, visit
www.verabradley.org.


Media Contact: Sonya Beckley
LaBov & Beyond Marketing Communications
260.348.3749
sbeckley@labov.com
info@gigglebear.com


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