Saratoga Springs, New York – Ghost Hand Games, LLC is thrilled to announce today the launch of its newest app, The Legend of Momotaro. Produced exclusively for the Apple iPad and iPad mini, the storybook showcases hundreds of original hand-crafted illustrations and animations with professional narration presenting the classic Japanese story of an old man and an old woman who’s only wish is to have a child. The gods grant their wish in a most surprising way!

Children experience the classic story of Momotaro through the interactive use of illustrations and authentic Japanese sounds and narration. These engage the reader and transport them to ancient Japan as they learn a story of bravery and friendship.

The storybook features ultra-wide panoramic scenes, zoom-in and zoom-out functionality and read-to-me or read-to-myself capability. It also applies technology to traditional Japanese learning through the use of animated origami pop-ups, interactive Japanese history and cultural modules, the ability to draw Japanese Kanji modules and interactive language modules with native pronunciations. All presented as a traditional Japanese picture scroll called Emakimono.

* Beautiful Panoramic Scenes
* Hundreds of Original Illustrations
* Animations and Sounds That Bring The Story to Life
* Professionally Narrated
* Read-to-Me or Read-to-Myself
* Hidden Interactive Elements in Each Scene
* Animated Origami Pop-Ups Reveal Rich Interactive Details
* Interactive Language Modules with Native Pronunciation
* Draw Kanji Characters with Your Finger
* Interactive History and Cultural Modules
* Presented as a Traditional Japanese Picture Scroll- Emakimono
* Zoom In to See the Handcrafted Illustrations
* Zoom Out to See the Panoramic Scene in All of It’s Beauty

“We’re so pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Legend of Momotaro on the Apple App Store,” said Colin Baird, President, Ghost Hand Games. “Hundreds of hours have gone into researching and handcrafting each illustration to ensure their cultural accuracy. The results are stunning scenes using authentic Japanese patterns.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 171 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Legend of Momotaro 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, Ghost Hand Games, LLC was founded in 2009 by Colin Baird. Ghost Hand Games is a small, independent studio. We find inspiration in creating apps that are quiet and relaxing; mysterious and surprising. Hand-crafted experiences, made with respect and care. All Material and Software (C) 2012 Ghost Hand Games / 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.

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