Jack and the Beanstalk: available in the app store
Out now for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Unlock the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in this groundbreaking new fairytale app.
A completely new kind of reading experience for children, the app blurs the distinction between story and game more than ever before: Jack and the Beanstalk is where on-screen gaming and reading meet.
Conceived and created with reading for pleasure at its heart, Jack and the Beanstalk rewards success with more story, and encourages repeat play with endless variety. Play games in different rooms of the giant’s castle and collect keys to unlock more of the story. Your success – or failure – at collecting treasure determines the outcome of the whole story.
✓ An exciting, open environment to explore: find the right key to open nine different doors in the giant’s castle, each with unique games and characters behind them.
✓ Real consequence within the story: wake up the giant at different points in the narrative to create new endings. For the first time, we’ve built in a scoring mechanism: the end of the story reflects the reader’s success – or failure – to accomplish tasks
✓ A totally non-linear narrative: work your way through the castle in a different order every time and experience different endings based on Jack’s progress through the castle
✓ An emphasis on reading for pleasure that will be particularly good at encouraging reluctant boy readers who love on-screen gaming to participate in a reading experience
✓ Innovative use of iOS device features: the app takes advantage of the fantastic potential of the front-facing camera, gyroscope, multi-touch screen, retina display and more
✓ Rich and detailed artwork from the creator of Nosy Crow’s award-winning
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs apps
✓ Fully animated: characters are constantly on the move
✓ Hundreds of lines of dialogue for thirteen characters voiced by child actors
✓ Hundreds of interactive touch-points
✓ Original music by BAFTA award-winning composer, Robin Beanland
✓ Text-highlighting to support emerging and early readers