April 14, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Shape Minds & Moving Images is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their first application Nighty Night! HD 1.0, an interactive bedtime story book for iPad. Being designed especially for children aged 1-4 years, Nighty Night! HD facilitates the daily go-to-sleep ritual by allowing kids to interact and be a part of the bedtime story.
Every parent knows how hard it is for kids to get to sleep. Nothing can compare with a captivating and interactive bedtime story to settle a child down and have a little special time with their parents before bed. Heidi Wittlinger (Oscar Nominee of 2002 for best animated short) in collaboration with Shape Minds & Moving Images has developed a wonderful interactive bedtime book that is easeful enough to lull even a fanciful kid into dreamland.
Going to bed has never been that fascinating. The book was produced in-house from scratch. Small sets of wood, cardboard, photos and other materials were carefully elaborated. After that, all pieces were digitally edited in order to create a warmer, more haptic look. The book is read by the well-known actor Alistair Findlay. Nighty Night! HD features stunning 2D illustration and amusing animation along with a relaxing melody and cute animal characters that moo and bubble, hop and lay eggs with a tap allowing kids to interact and be part of the story.
"We were very mindful of making a calm, meaningful book," says Heidi Wittlinger, author and designer of the book. "Ultimately, our goal was for the children not to be wound up after viewing the book, but to understand that at the end absolutely everyone is sleeping, and now it's time for them to go to bed as well. Some of us have our own small kids who now love this bedtime ritual."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 49.9 MB
Pricing and availability
Nighty Night! HD 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in Books category.
Shape Minds & Moving Images is a Berlin based creative production studio that offers a variety of contemporary mixed media production from commercials and music videos until iPad apps. They provide full service starting with concept until delivery or anything in between. Shape Minds & Moving Images blends live action and animation into one with a love for design and look. Copyright (C) 2011 Shape Minds & Moving Images. 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.