New Brothers Grimm Interactive Book Coming For the iPad This March
I never would have thought a direct descendant of the Brothers Grimm will be giving voice in an upcoming interactive book adaption of a classic Brothers Grimm story, but in this day and age, perhaps anything seems possible. Check out the press release for details:
Ravensburger Digital and Daedalic Entertainment are celebrating the Brothers Grimm year with a unique interactive book app: “Living Stories: The Brave Little Tailor”. The Grimms’ fairy tale is being published in digital form for the iPad at the start of March.On the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm, the app expands on the fairy-tale classic by making use of 21st century innovations.
The story of the astute tailor is brought to new life on the iPad through enchanting pictures, professional voice over narration and Ravensburger puzzles. For the German release, voice over is provided by Markus Grimm – a direct descendant of the Brothers Grimm.
Grimms’ fairy tale and Living Stories – a fabulous team
Although fairy-tale fans have known Grimms’ tales, such as Snow White and Rapunzel, for generations, the “Living Stories” series is a recent project. A lot of users and reviewers have nevertheless expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, in which Daedalic Entertainment is responsible for development and Ravensburger contributes its experience with children’s books. In November 2012, “Living Stories: The Lost Heart” was released as the first interactive iPad story. It was the winner of the German Developer Prize and “GIGA-Maus” 2012, among other awards.
The combination of Grimms’ fairy tales with the interactive “Living Stories” concept brings together the past and the present day of story-telling. The tale of the little tailor benefits from the technical possibilities of an interactive book app: animated graphics and the chance to guide the action through simple movements on the iPad allow “The Brave Little Tailor” to be enjoyed in a completely new way, using modern technology – and without a heavy set of books.
A real Grimm for a real fairy-tale classic
“Living Stories: The Brave Little Tailor” also provides a unique story-telling experience for fairy-tale fans both big and small. The app not only lets you read the interactive book yourself, but you can also have the story of the brave tailor read to you by professional voice over artists. For the German release, author and musician Markus Grimm lends his voice to the little tailor. The choice of speaker could not have been better, as Grimm is not only the author of three books for children, but he is also a descendant of the famous pair of brothers.
“We can look forward to a wonderful app that will enchant both young and old with its fantastic atmosphere and magical illustrations! You discover something new every time you browse through it”, says Thomas Bleyer, managing director of Ravensburger Digital.
“Living Stories: The Brave Little Tailor” for iPad is available from the start of March at 3.59 €/ $3.99/ £2.49 in the iTunes App Store.