Vancouver, Canada – Nitrogen Studios is excited to announce the release of the first app from its own preschool property, Kodee’s Canoe. “Echo” is a premium interactive storybook based in the beautiful Canadian wilderness, starring a young Spirit Bear named Kodee. The new app focuses on telling a kid friendly mystery story whilst taking a ‘soft science’ approach in providing educational content that is wrapped up in a very entertaining story and presented with beautifully rendered animation.
With a unique and charming design, stunning tappable CGI animation on every page, and a focus on soft science and learning to read, Kodee’s Canoe ‘Echo’ will keep children entertained for hours. Follow Kodee and Raccoon as they find themselves puzzled by the mysterious voices that are coming from a small island on the lake. Included is a fun feature where you can speak into your iPad and hear your voice return to you as an echo.
“Kodee is a fun loving Spirit Bear, who encourages playing outside, being active, exploring and problem solving” says Nicole Stinn, CEO of Nitrogen Studios. “Young children, with their natural curiosity about the world, are enjoying exploring with Kodee, and we feel that a major part of the attraction lies in the stunning graphics and animation. It’s a world in which the child is fully immersed and truly engaged in the story and the activities”.
There are a lot of apps and television shows in the pre-school marketplace, but very few have the sophisticated DreamWorks or Pixar type production values seen in animated movies geared toward the older child. It is not surprising that “Kodee’s Canoe – Echo” breaks the mould in this regard considering that it was conceived and created by Nicole Stinn and Greg Tiernan, the Producer and Director of one of the world’s most popular pre-school brands “Thomas & Friends”. A mega-star amongst the toddler brigade, Thomas the Tank Engine was transformed by the team at Nitrogen Studios from a charming but dated model train TV show to a slick CGI production.
*Animated intro movie with soundtrack of “Kodee’s Canoe” theme
*Every page comes alive with beautiful CGI animation
*Explore each page by tapping, dragging, pulling or spinning your finger on the screen
*Tap characters or parts of their environment to see different animations
*Read the story with or without the narrator, or record your own narration
*Highlighted read-along text to help children connect the words they hear and see
*Tap the text to hear the storybook words individually
*Explore the concept of echoes further by creating an echo of your own voice within your iPad
* Compatible with iPad
* Running iOS 4.3
* 522 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Kodee’s Canoe: Echo is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., is one of the world’s foremost independently owned animation studios and is based in a 23,000 sq ft state of the art production facility in Vancouver, BC. Since its inception in 2003, Nitrogen Studios has been a key contributor in Vancouver’s rise to prominence as Canada’s leading animation production city. Nitrogen Media Inc., is a division of Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., which develops and publishes entertaining, engaging and educational premium apps for children and families. The recently launched ‘Kodee’s Canoe’ brand is proving extremely popular and Nitrogen Media Inc. are in full production on more ‘Kodee’s Canoe’ apps which will be released in the coming months. Copyright (C) 2012 Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc. 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.