Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3 Gets Release Date and Trailer

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3 Gets Release Date and Trailer

Apr 9, 2015

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3 is almost here, and to celebrate its upcoming release, we have a trailer to show.

Spun off from the Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! gamebooks of the 1980s, Sorcery! 3 is a narrative game with a massively branching, choice-driven storyline. With the city of Kharé at your back and the sacred Crown of Kings driving you forward, this penultimate chapter provides the most challenge yet as you attempt to cross the cruel, cursed wasteland of Kakhabad.

With rations dwindling and seven deadly serpents stalking you around the desert, only the most resourceful adventurers will survive. And with no set path to follow and time rippling like a flag on the wind, this adventure could lead you in circles or a thousand years into the past.

The game is the third part of the series; the original two are available on the Play Store.

The game is due out on Google Play on April 23rd, 2015, and will cost $4.99.

San Francisco Ballet Offers Nutcracker Interactive Storybook on Google Play

San Francisco Ballet Offers Nutcracker Interactive Storybook on Google Play

Dec 22, 2014

San Francisco Ballet is taking a digital leap and releasing SF Ballet Nutcracker Storybook on Google Play.

The app presents the holiday favorite in an interactive fashion. One is able enjoy animation and interesting data about that specific production; it’s especially designed for children aged 6 through 10 (and their parents).

Key Features:
– “Listen to Story” & “Read it Myself” modes
– Swipe to turn the page
– Playful animations on tap
– Music clips accompany each scene
– Pop-up info pages feature photos and videos
– Tutorials teach basic ballet positions and simple choreography
Your child will learn the following:
– Basic to intermediate reading skills
– Basic information about ballet, dance, and music
– Ballet and music appreciation
– What is was like to live in early 20th century San Francisco
– The history of the Nutcracker ballet and of San Francisco Ballet—America’s oldest professional ballet company

The app is available for $4.99 on the Play Store.

[Source: SF Ballet site.]

Disney Publishing Releases “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” Storybook App

Disney Publishing Releases “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” Storybook App

Jul 15, 2011

The final Harry Potter movie isn’t the only movie coming out this weekend; for the really young’uns, there’s a new animated Winnie the Pooh movie coming out. For those kids who need more Winnie the Pooh after seeing the movie — or the adults who loved the series as kids — there’s a new storybook app available for Android, entitled Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?

The app features narration and sound effects to go along with the story, along with Winnie the Pooh background music. The narration is available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. The default narration can be replaced with users’ own recordings; this can be either a parent or child’s recording, or anyone, really? Have access to Samuel L. Jackson and want him to read a Winnie the Pooh story? Go for it! The app allows users to choose different reading modes: Read to Me, Use My Recording, and Auto Turn pages mode. The app comes with several jigsaw puzzles to play as well. The story has interactive moments as well, and the Android version features several new sequences added to the story.

Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do? is now available from the Android Market for $2.99; this is Disney Publishing’s first Android app. According to Disney Publishing Worldwide president Russell Hampton, “Our Winnie the Pooh digital products have been incredibly popular, and we want to ensure that all families have the opportunity to experience our stories on their mobile devices. Disney Publishing Worldwide is committed to delivering high quality reading experiences to families in the most relevant ways, and our expansion on to Android devices with Winnie the Pooh is another great step forward in this direction for us.” Android is becoming an increasingly important platform for apps, and this is just another sign of this.