Friday 31st October 2014


 

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Two Left Feet

Australian animation studio proves you can teach old books new tricks

The Vanity of Small Differences

Artist Pete Hindle checks out Grayson Perry’s new app.

The 39 Steps

George Walkley tries out the new 39 Steps app for iPad, by Faber and The Story Mechanics.

Ulysses “Seen”

Despite initial skepticism, James Higgs is quickly won over by a new graphical Ulysses app.

Wildwood Storymap

Somethin’ Else’s new app is a story that can be played as a game – our reviewer Alex Peake-Tomkinsons tries it both ways.

The Sonnets

Our Shakespeare Season continues apace as Martin Toseland reviews the merits of this summer’s Shakespeare’s Sonnets app, by Faber, and Alex Peake-Tomkinson catches up with Faber’s Henry Volans for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development process.

Wonderbook: The Book of Spells

Miranda West is enchanted by the new Sony/Rowling project “Wonderbook: the book of spells”…

Dickens: Dark London App

The Museum of London’s interactive ‘graphic novel’, Dickens: Dark London, is reviewed favourably by comics fan James Hunt

Cinderella App

We were curious to see Nosy Crow’s take on this children’s favourite – as it sure ain’t the only Cinderella app in the store. But with Kate Wilson’s assurance that Nosy Crow have ‘taken interactive storytelling to the next level’ this time, we put our concerns to one side and straightened our tiaras…

Fiction Uncovered App

Fiction Uncovered has released a really lovely, tie-in Fiction Uncovered 2011 App for iPhone and iPad which is being supported by iBookstore UK…

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