Khoya - An Interactive Fantasy Adventure
By Tank & Bear LLC
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* A book for teenagers and adults *
Winner of the Best Children's App Award at the Futurebook Conference in London 2012
This is not just a app - it is a gateway to another world. Open it and
- Find a story that let’s you be part of it - as the Navigator, you have to guide two children - Maya and Talisma on a journey of discovery and adventure.
- Find objects, use devices and do a lot more to get immersed in the world of Khoya.
- Complete real world quests as the characters in the book undertake their own quests.
- Take photos with the in-app camera and keep a journal of your quest
- Rediscover the natural world along with Maya and Talisma.
Linking earth, magic and technology to bring together a breath-taking book with rich illustrations, beautiful animations, fun interactions and an engrossing reading experience.
Download it now and explore the lost world of Khoya.
* Launched at the INK Conference 2011.
* Presented at the WIRED Conference UK 2011, TED Global 2011 and DLD 2012
* Featured on TED.com
Illustrated and animated by Shilo Shiv Suleman (www.shiloshivsuleman.com)
What's New in Version 1.0.2
The next build will introduce In-App purchase for future books. To facilitate this porting, the current users will have to install this update and register within the app so that they do not have to buy the current book again.
Sound issues on older iOS
We are aware of an iOS bug that causes sound issues on some iPads. If you face this issue, you will need to reset your iPad to factory settings in iTunes to solve it.
A beginning of something better to come?
I love the idea of a multi sensory story of magic and challenge but this particular story seems like a second rate add on to the wonderful illustrations and music. It's not just bad grammar and typos, the characters are two dimensional and the story seems to be a poor knock off of "The City of Ember" (which is great).
When turning the pages, There are jarring disconnects between the visuals which breaks up the sense of unreality.
All in all an interesting concept but not yet ready for release. Get an editor!
It is awful but interesting.
Hi. I am a 8 year old who thought it sounded good when someone described it on TED. I payed my mom the five dollars to get it and she bought it for me. It is only a short story, and to get the second book you have to enter in your e-mail but it did not work. It was broken. But the story is kind of good. But not good enough to please you over and over again. Also when I took a picture for one of the missions the picture was black. That was sad.
good idea, but...
The artwork is truly beautiful, and the sound effects are creatively done. However, the grammar mistakes, typos, bad dialogue, and generally weak writing style detract from my enjoyment. Please, please, please correct the grammar and typos! I would wholeheartedly recommend this app for kids if these things were fixed.