July 26, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Pontirolo Nuovo, Italy - Simiula has announced update for Simone and the night's monsters 1.2. This is a classic story about children that are scared by monsters hidden inside the closet or under the bed, but the end will be with a surprise finale. The magic of the old style books is recreated on the modern iPad magical device. Simone and the night's monsters is an iPad ebook focused on utilizing the mobile device to create the animations children will love.
In this update, the best loved feature of the app, the character's name and the monster's names can be changed. It was impossible to have a default narrator voice...until now. With this upgrade it is now possible, using the view story button, to record your own voice on each page. Then using the watch mode button, you and children watch the animated story with your narrator voice over the sound effects. This is very fun for children because the narrator voice is really Dad, Mommy or both.
The idea behind the app-book 'Simone and the night's monsters' is to take an old fashioned children book painted by Italian artist Graziano Vitale and bring it to the iPad era. The original drawings are digitally scanned, and each of the characters isolated, the author himself using digital tools rebuilds the background. Once all the graphics are split among layers it was animated using Final Cut Express software to create a series of short movies. A stunning soundtrack cinema-like is added to each scene.
Then Simiula put it all together into an iPad app and the result is a stunning animated book. In fact, it is not like watching a movie, but it looks like an old fashioned book, which is beautiful animated on the device and now with parents as the Narrator.
Features of this iPad e-book:
* The character and monster's names can be changed
* Colorful animations and sound, but with page by page turn
* Record your own voice and replay in watch mode with sound effects
* The story can be read as normal paper book
* Abandon the story and auto-save the page to come back to it later on
* Available in English and Italian
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 56.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Simone and the night's monsters 1.2 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Pontirolo Nuovo, Bergamo/Italy, Simiula is a new privately held Italian company founded in 2009 by Gerardo Iula. From home computer games, to the PC application software, internet 1.0, to the modern Apps for mobile devices with touch screen, Gerardo has been since 1984. The company leverages the latest technologies, but used in creative ways and always connected to social networks. Copyright (C) 2010 Simiula. 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.