August 11, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Bristol, United Kingdom - Night Night Train revolves around seven appealing animal characters. Each character has his own home and work station. The player helps Wolfie the train driver collect each character from work and drop each back home before bedtime. Play is interactive by steering the train at track junctions and controlling the speed.
The app cleverly manages the maximum game time set in the options panel. If the player steers and keeps to time well enough then all characters will be returned to bed on time and the story draws to an end. If not then verbal and visual hints begin as necessary, followed by automatic control of steering and finally speed in order to choose the quickest route home and keep to time. Wolfie the train driver keeps all this under his watchful eye.
Detailed attention is given to nuances in the animation and sound effects such as musical tempo which changes based on train speed, variations in the voice narration, subtle character movements and quirky train dynamics. The aim is to convey a feeling of relaxation but with a sense of humour and involvement in the story - all the time-honoured ingredients for a good bedtime story but reinvented for the iPad generation and aimed at younger children.
In version 1.0:
* Seven cute little animals which ride the train
* Adjustable length experience. Set a maximum time for the game
* Idyllic island countryside setting
* 3D graphics appealing to young children
* Narration in English. Can be muted
* Soundtrack which changes tempo based on train speed. Can be muted
* Designed for you child's relaxation near bedtime
* 5.99 USD and no in-app purchases
* No third-party advertising
* No social media
* iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 56.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Night Night Train 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. There are no no in-app purchases or third-party advertising.
Jeremy Horton is a freelance 3D animator with extensive experience in film, exhibitions and gaming. His recent credits include content for the BBC series How to Grow a Planet for which he jointly collected an RTS award for his client. Dave Wolff is a self-employed software developer with experience in software testing, test framework development and multimedia. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Jeremy Horton. 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.