August 23, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver (BC) Canada - The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, the innovative and exciting 3D Animated Storybook App produced by British Columbia company Moving Tales Inc., was named iPad "App of the Week" in Apple's U.S. and Canadian iTunes Stores last week. With the announcement The Pedlar Lady rocketed to #1 in the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Stores' rankings for Top Paid and Top Grossing iPad Book Apps, a spot it held through the weekend.
Inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who, guided by the shifting line between the real and the unreal, discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.
The first of Moving Tales' Classic World Tales series, The Pedlar Lady features film-caliber, sophisticated 3D animation and text, original music and evocative filmic sound effects to create imaginative interpretations and adaptations of classic folk tales, archetypal yarns and legends from around the world.
The Apps' dynamic typographic layouts can be animated using the iPad's accelerometer, incorporate randomly selected alternate perspectives to ensure no two viewings are alike, use Cover Flow-like navigation and include compelling, poetic voice-over narratives and text in both Spanish and English.
The Pedlar Lady's recent v1.01 upgrade included a number of new features, such as additional musical accompaniment and sound effects, random audio effect implementation and stability improvements. Moving Tales also announced that iPhone/iPod touch and localized Spanish versions of the The Pedlar Lady will be released imminently.
"We're thrilled that The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross has been selected by Apple as its iPad App of the Week," said Moving Tales' founder, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. "It's a reflection of the hard work and attention of all our collaborators. The positive feedback is fantastic. We can't wait to release our next story, The Unwanted Guest."
Classic World Tales:
By presenting tales of transformation, truth, drama and humor using a state-of-the-art digital 'mash-up' of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media, Moving Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.
Next In The Series:
The Unwanted Guest - In this adaptation of a traditional Jewish folk tale, a poor old man, down on his luck and living in a tumbledown house, is visited by an unwelcome houseguest. The story tells of the old man's attempt to rid himself of his surprising visitor once and for all.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 196 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pedlar Lady 1.01 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Vancouver, Ontario Canada, Moving Tales Inc. (TM) was established by founder, director and producer, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. Moving Tales Inc. makes quality animated Storybook apps for the iPad and in the immediate future the iPhone. Moving Tales presents the Classic World Tales series - each story is an imaginative interpretation and adaptation inspired by age-old folk tales, archetypal yarns, and legends from around the world. These are age-old tales of transformation, truth, drama and humour. Copyright (C) 2010 Moving Tales Inc. 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.