March 24, 2016 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - iClassics Productions S.L, the start-up model of Interactive books, today is pleased to announce the release of iWilde Collection 1.0 for iOS, its fourth collection of reinvented classics featuring the Irish aesthete Oscar Wilde. The company launches this app book with its unique approach to interactive storytelling.
iWilde Collection is a glimpse into the works of the author in a unique interactive experience that gathers some of his well-known tales such as "The Selfish Giant, The Nightingale and the Rose" and "The Happy Prince." It is an hour of interactive stories available in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. iWilde Collection has been launched exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod and it will be released for Android devices throughout spring.
In previous collections such as iPoe, iLovecraft and iDickens, iClassics presented mystery and horror stories, and they go a step beyond this time and introduce 'Wilde Collection', entertainment for all ages. The interactive book is available on the AppStore, in the Book Category, at a special release price for only 1,99Euro (or equivalent currencies) from the Thursday, March 24.
The work is a very creative piece of art directed by David G. Fores, co-founder of iClassics. 'iWilde Collection' is illustrated by the Cesar Samaniego, who worked as a layout artist for well-known apps such Angry Birds, and includes an immersive original soundtrack composed by Gerard Pastor, who previously co-created with musical masters such as Franois Bergeron, producer of Cirque du Soleil, and Michael Nyman.
Ready your senses for an unforgettable palette of colors and sensations, where imagination and interactivity combine to give you a literary experience like no other!
Our Readers Say:
Yet Another Classic Book Almost Literally Brought To Life ***** (by Brother to Vorlons) "This is not the same as turning works of literature into pablum like the movies so often do. These iClassics are still books, there's still just as much joy of reading to be had as from reading from a paper page. The only difference is in how creatively they are illustrated. This sort of thing is the promise of the iPad fulfilled. More like this please. Perhaps some H. G. Wells or C. S. Lewis. Maybe even some Harlan Ellison next time."
I feared to turn the page ***** (by Klandemann) "What a wonderful idea this was. Took a second to get the flow of the ebook (which really is what this is, just enhanced, you don't lose the pleasure of reading. You HAVE to have earbuds in) but once I did, oh man. The appropriately creepy illustration coupled with tension building music and ambience made me afraid to turn the page. Scary stories somehow made scarier. Truly a great way to read Lovecraft. I think I will expand my collection of this app. I'm glad I had the opportunity to purchase this one at a reduced price for the anniversary yesterday. Thanks! Keep up the good work."
* 3 interactive tales + the illustrated biography of Oscar Wilde
* Available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
* For the first time in iClassics: Interactive original soundtrack by Miguel Tejada
* Outstanding artwork by Cesar Samaniego gathering more than 39 illustrations, 84 animations and 36 interactive pages
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal app optimized to be displayed in all iOS devices
* 216 MB (WiFi recommended to download)
Princing and Availability - All iClassics apps:
* Release Special Price: $1.99
* Regular Price: $4.99
* Available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category
iClassics Productions, S.L was founded in 2015 by the experienced management team of Play Creatividad. iClassics dreams of a world where universal classics are within reach of anybody with the nowadays entertainment. Some of their apps, such as iPoe Collection, has been awarded by the Digital Book World, reference magazine for innovation in digital reading, and has proven to be a useful teaching tool to engage students of all ages for the Spanish Foundation 'German Sanchez Ruizperez'. They created a library of interactive classics with a new standpoint in format and aesthetics, in a way that every reader can easily get hooked on it. Their selection criteria go for those authors who were ahead of his time and inspired next generations with their stories. Its contribution consists in turning the works of these authors into a unique audiovisual interactive experience where illustration, animation, music, videos blend together under a very fine creative direction. All Material and Software (C) 2016 iClassics Productions, 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.