Gold Coast, Australia – The Three Bears and Goldilocks by indie developer Blue Quoll is now available as Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the AppStore. This is the third instalment in the series ‘ReTold Tales” following number one book App, in Italy, Mr Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes and Puss in Boots. With The Three Bears App, Blue Quoll re-invents and rejuvenate this timeless classic with the style, whimsy and care for details that have become trademarks of all Blue Quoll productions.
Blue Quoll’s version of Three Bears departs quickly from the traditional tale after the common beginning introducing a naughty Goldilocks who finds herself in a series of humorous situations when the three bears come from their usual morning stroll and find her snoring on one of their beds. Amongst all the fun however the story talks about cultural diversity and language barriers and eventually of acceptance and joy of sharing.
Aimed at children 2 The Three Bears and Goldilocks can be read and experienced like a traditional picturebook or it can be listened to as it is fully narrated in eight different languages, English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (traditional, simplified) and Japanese. The Three Bears and Goldilocks is also delightfully interactive presenting several “hot spots” on each page that when tapped trigger a sound or a speech balloon that is fully narrated in every language as well.
‘We have improved notably the functionality of our ‘PopUp Tap and Discover’ interactivity by having the speech balloons narrated in each language’ says Blue Quoll director Vincenzo Pignatelli. ‘Since we introduced this form of interactivity in version 2.0 of Mr Wolf, response has been very positive however having the speech ballons narrated has the obvious advantage that now younger children who can not read yet can enjoy by themselves the whole App experience..
The Three Bears and Goldilocks is illustrated by emerging Melbourne based illustrator Laura Wood. ‘We collaborated with Laura on this project because we immediately fell in love with her whimsical style’ says Lucia Masciullo, head illustrator at Blue Quoll and author of Mr Wolf and Puss in Boots illustrations. ‘Her wonderful blend of traditional and digital techniques is a match made in heaven for the stylistic look and feel of our Apps’.
With over 250000 downloads and more than 85% of five star reviews, the ReTold series initiated by Blue Quoll in 2010 has become one of the most loved series of interactive picture-book by parents in several different countries. The Three Bears and Goldilocks improves even more on the formula offering translation and narration in 8 languages and a delightful interactivity that enhances the story without hindering the reading experience.
The Three Bears and Goldilocks App is released in the Book Category and Educational Category and it is specifically designed to fulfill Apple requirements to be presented as an ‘App for Kids’ meaning that I’d does not present in App advertising and all the sections that might take a young reader out of the App are protected by a parental gate
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 92 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Three Bears and Goldilocks is going to be priced as a Tier 3 App which is 2.99 (USD) or 2.99 (AUD) or 2.69 Euro or 1.99 (GBP) and it is going to be available worldwide exclusively through the App Store.
Blue Quoll is a Brisbane-based children’s book App publisher founded in 2010 by acclaimed Italian illustrator based in Australia, Lucia Masciullo and her entrepreneurial partner Vincenzo Pignatelli. The core team includes talented iOS developer Adam Shaw (Kabuki VIsion, LLC) and the exceptional, Italian based, graphic designer Carmela Pignatelli. Blue Quoll Digital aims at delivering the most enchanting, original and fun children’s storybooks on the AppStore reinventing old classics of children’s literature. By collaborating with a team of translator and voice over artists to translate its stories in multiple languages, Blue Quoll Digital also blends into its productions a high educational value. Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Blue Quoll. 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.