Classic Norwegian fairytales retold through interactive storybook apps
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Overactive Ink, Inc. announced today the release of "Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks", an interactive storybook app for the iPad and iPhone.
The app is the first in a series of three deluxe storybook apps based on the collection of timeless Norwegian fairytale classics by Asbjørnsen and Moe.
Each app features hundreds of colorful hand-drawn illustrations, animated characters, an original music score, and read-along narration. It will soon to
be released for Android devices on Google Play and as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBook store.
"Ashlad and the Troll's Silver Ducks" begins when young Ashlad embarks on a journey to the King's mansion with his two brothers Per and Paul. His plotting
brothers are jealous of Ashlad and trick him into performing dangerous quests for the King. Ashlad must venture to the Troll’s island and retrieve several
magical items for the King in order to spare his life and win the princess’s hand in marriage. During his quest, he encounters magic harps, silver ducks,
and other surprises while using his wits to outsmart the evil trolls.
To Norwegians, Asbjørnsen and Moe are synonymous with traditional folklore in the same manner the Brothers Grimm are to German fairytales. Over a year in
production together with several Norwegian advisors, the team of artists at Overactive Ink endeavored to create an interactive environment throughout the
story that authentically reflects the time period and location in medieval Norway.
"It’s exciting to be involved in creating our own take on these stories that I remember from my childhood and to be able to share this part of Norwegian
culture with an international audience," said Øyvind Kvanes, Overactive Ink's co-founder and Vice President of Engineering.
Interactive animated characters
Colorfully illustrated landscapes
An original music score
Follow-along text with narration
Optimized for the iPad; also runs on the iPhone
Special HD version for retina display iPads
Available in both English and Norwegian versions
Watch the trailer
Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks is available on the iTunes store Thursday, December 6th, 2012. The app retails for $9.99, but is offered for $4.99 for
the first week. Other upcoming app titles include "Ashlad and His Good Helpers" and "Ashlad and the Doll in the Grass" set for release early January 2013.
Overactive Ink, Inc. is an interactive media company creating captivating and immersing experiences through apps, games, and educational tools for the
iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Our approach to art and technology allows for a unique blend of old meets new. Combining traditional hand drawn
illustrations and animation with advanced technology. Our artists and engineers share their passion for art by bringing ancient stories, folklore, and
fairytales to life.