February 18, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - Treasure Bound Books, has today announced the release of Treasure Kai & the Lost Gold of Shark Island for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This children's app represents a revolutionary new step in the digital storybook genre. Placed into the shoes of a young treasure hunter, children read through an exciting tale of adventure and danger that changes directions spontaneously based on the many different decisions they choose to make as they progress through the app. This structure allows Treasure Kai to stand alone within the App Store as the only storybook app that offers a new story to users each time they open it. Holding the value of hundreds of interactive eBooks rolled into one, Treasure Kai is currently available on the Apple App Store for $4.99.
Since this application has both "read to me" and "self read" options, it can be experienced by children as either an all-out game or as an interactive storybook. Treasure Kai takes kids on a treasure hunt through exotic locations. After going through the app's back story, young users are presented with eight different clues that will either reward them with gold instantly, or set them off on a unique adventure to find the Lost Gold of Shark Island!
This approach represents a completely new spin on the children's eBook genre because kids are free to choose from eight completely different plots to read or play through, and since they remain free to change the path of their chosen story via numerous in-app decisions no two adventures they have - even if starting from the same clue numerous times - will be the same. Essentially this unfurls the potential expanse of Treasure Kai to encompass hundreds of unique storylines and experiences. And the app's functionality doesn't end there.
Recognizing that children become curious about things they see in the stories, this app is fully integrated with a dedicated website so kids can learn more about things they come across in Treasure Kai. Online, they can watch Fun Fact Videos, learn about the making of the app itself, access fun activities and even play Treasure Kai's own video game, all for free.
The application also features an original musical score, sound effects, kinetic pop up animations, and vibrant illustrations so that children can experience it in the most cinematic way possible. Offering a gateway to open-ended adventure, learning, and engrossing fun, Treasure Kai & the Lost Gold of Shark Island effectively stands alone among eBooks of the same genre as an entertainment experience disguised as a simple storybook.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 82.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Australia, Treasure Bound Books creates story driven applications for children. The developer is committed to bringing original child oriented literary experiences to mobile consumers the world over. (C) Treasure Bound Books Pty. Ltd. 2011. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.