A new way of reading has come to the iPad - Urki, Beyond the Forest

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[prMac.com] Madrid, Spain - PixelMoon has just released their first book application on the App Store for the iPad: 'Urki, Beyond the Forest'. This an original story expressly developed, written and illustrated for the Apple device. PixelMoon has developed this app for kids between 7-11 years old, an age range usually forgotten on the App Store.

"Urki, Beyond the Forest" tells the story of an abandoned trol, Urki. He knows nothing about his family or how he came to the Crystal Forest, the place where he's been raised. But suddenly, he feels alone. The only thing he knows for sure is that the answer lies beyond the forest. Through 90 pages he'll find talking animals, fearsome beasts from another time, unique creatures, ruthless armies, winged princes. Urki will deal with all these creatures with two weapons: intelligence and kindness. Along his way, Urki will learn another values as courage or friendship: he'll meet friends that will lend him a helping hand when it is needed, companionship, advice...and of course some laughters, because 'Urki, Beyond the Forest' is fulled with funny and exciting moments.

Feature Highlights:
* User can choose reading in english or spanish language
* Swipe through more than 90 pages full of magic and entertainment
* Beautiful illustrations specially drawn for this book app. Some of them have been animated or go hand with hand with some nice and astonishing special effects: fire, smoke, magic particles
* Readers can inmerse themselves into the story thanks to the sound effects: sighing winds, dangerous creatures
* Music specifically composed for this book app

Another inteteresting feature of 'Urki, Beyond the Forest' : it offers to the kids the possibility of living one of the episisodes, thanks to a video-game including this app. Reader can decline or accept the challenge: try to scape from an bewitched maze. Moving platforms, traps and threatening enemies will try to avoid the player to look for all the quartzs that will open the last gate.

'Urki, Beyond the Forest' has been developed using the Unity3d game engine which is a new approach for developers.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 164 MB

Pricing and Availability:
'Urki, Beyond the Forest' is only $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

PixelMoon is the project of a group of professionals (writers, illustrators and developers) whose goal is to combine entertainment and technology, creating book apps full of magic, fun, surprises and focused as well on promoting good values. 'Urki, Beyond' the Forest is the first in a series of products for iPad which aim to entertain and teach children by means of quality stories with unique and interactive materials. Copyright (C) 2011 PixelMoon. 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.


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