May 8, 2013 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - iPoe Collection, created by the Spanish studio Play Creatividad, contains some of the best-known stories of the author, such as The Oval Portrait, The Black Cat, The Raven and The Masque of the Red Death in two volumes, enriching them with illustrations, animation, interaction and an original soundtrack.
The application is enhanced rather than simply interactive, and the combination of all the elements makes it difficult to define. The interactions engage the reader more deeply with the text rather than distract from it (you can caress a cat, sever a corpse or open coffins while you read.) The iPoe app has been used by hundreds of high school teachers to hook in the children who might otherwise be turned off by the classics.
iPoe Collection is qualitatively different from other applications. “We are not trying to create silly games. The App Store is usually a source of time-wasting applications, not brain-activating tools. We wanted to do something with sense, not just for playing.” says David García Forés, creative director at Play Creatividad. iPoe is not a casual app – it’s for those who like to use their devices to enrich their life.
The hard work is paying off. The app has had thousands of downloads and excellent ratings from users, as well as winning several awards (including Publishing Innovation Award).
"The iPoe app is easily one of the best that I’ve ever seen, and it is a must for any horror aficionado." - Jeff York - Examiner
"One of my favorite books turned iPad app is Play Creatividad’s iPoe, [...] provides an exceptionally creepy presentation that wonderfully enhances the source material." - Kirk Hiner - TechnologyTell
"What I liked: Everything. The app’s artwork, sound effects, and judicious use of interactivity all compliment Poe’s short stories.
What I didn’t like: Nothing." - Emily - Padgadget
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* iPoe1: 253MG/ iPoe2: 44MG
* Pricing: $2.99
Turn off the lights, grab your headphones and get ready to discover the iPoe experience! Furthermore Play Creatividad offers the possibility to download the wallpapers, with the stunning illustrations of David Garcia Forés, and the original soundtrack, by Teo Grimalt, from the website.
Barcelona, Spain, PLAY CREATIVIDAD, S.L. was founded in 2001 and is formed by a team of highly creative and talented individuals, who apply their skills and drive to creating uplifting products. The company's stories and motivational messages are developed for reading online, as well as for mobile devices. All Material and Software (C) 2001-2013 PLAY CREATIVIDAD, S.L. / 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.