March 26, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Brain Freeze Entertainment today is pleased to announce that Goosed Up Rhymes, a children's reader app for the Apple iPad, has reached the Top 10 List on the iTunes App Store in the Book category. Goosed Up Rhymes breaks the boundaries that confined previous reader apps. By combining ground-breaking engineering with the talents of feature animation artists, Brain Freeze Entertainment creates a fully animated, highly interactive experience that will raise the bar and deliver the entertainment promised for the iPad.
"We saw something was missing from children's reader apps. They didn't offer the level of interactivity and animation we felt was key to creating a really fun app. However, the iPad's limited processor wasn't designed for the memory intensive demands of playing multiple animations. That limitation, combined with lack of creativity, had defined the market. It was our challenge to change that. Once we overcame that obstacle, we had complete creative freedom," said Tod Carter, founder of Brain Freeze.
Goosed Up Rhymes takes full advantage of the form and functionality of the iPad, using children's own curiosity as the navigation tool to launch their exploration of each beautifully illustrated nursery rhyme and game. Once they hear Mother Goose read the story, they will be encouraged to touch the screen to find over 70 hidden animations and gather all eight "golden acorns" for the squirrel.
Goosed Up Rhymes features:
* 70 storybook animated interactions
* 8 fully animated storybook pages with lush full-color illustrations
* 4 interactive games that focus on shape puzzles, memory and recognition, and hand-eye coordination
* Fully interactive touch screen technology that reads each word so children can learn one word at a time
* Material suitable for 2-10 year olds
"We designed our app from a very personal perspective," said Joe Spadaford, the co-creator of Goosed Up Rhymes, "We already have a pretty different sense of humor, and this app gave us a chance to express our zany side. Based on feedback we've gotten from user reviews, parents are enjoying this app as much as their kids. That's exactly what we pictured when we created Goosed Up Rhymes, a whole family experience."
Touch screen capability allows early readers and even preschoolers to benefit from the word recognition element of the story where they can tap on a word to hear Mother Goose read it back to them.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 371 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Goosed Up Rhymes 1.01 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
With more than 40 combined years in the Animation Industry and multiple screen credits, award-winning Animation Director Tod Carter and Art Director Joe Spadaford bring their talents and expertise to Brain Freeze Interactive, a division of Brain Freeze Entertainment. Brain Freeze Interactive is committed to breaking new ground in the development of interactive children's books for the iTunes App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Brain Freeze Entertainment. 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.