Carmesina - The Guardian of Imagination
By Play Creatividad
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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"The Guardian of Imagination" is an amazing application where you will find a secret world of entertainment with stories, pictures and games that only you will be able to discover as you open the chests. Do you dare to enter the storehouse?
Play Creatividad’s latest creation, developers of the award-winning and critically acclaimed "iPoe Collection".
"There once was a world that had lost all its colors because the people in it had ceased to imagine. A mysterious rule forced them to renounce their dreams and lock them up in wooden boxes. Night after night, they would leave those boxes on their doorsteps, and, just before dawn, I would pick them up and take them away to the Storehouse of Dreams. That was my secret mission... secret until today. Now I am throwing open the doors and inviting you to come in and discover all the dreams that are kept here."
The Guardian of Imagination
What you’ll find:
- Fantastic illustrated stories with original soundtrack.
- Mini-games that will fuel your ability and creative spirit.
- Extraordinary wallpapers.
- Inspiring characters.
- And mysteries, keys, secrets and hideouts of the Warehouse of Imagination.
- Available in English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian.
- Original Soundtrack from the composer of iPoe Collection.
- Interactive stories and mini-games inspired by the successful book "Forgotten Colors and Other Illustrated Stories".
What's New in Version 1.6
- Bug fixes.
Please provide an update
My daughter loves this app. Please provide an update since it will no longer work with iOS 11. Thanks!
Love this but needs update. iPhone 7 soon will not work with it
Something Adults and Children Can find Solace In
+FIRST ALLOW ME TO STATE THAT THERE ARE NO IN-APP PURCHASES. The company made an update to this app where you just pay the one time fee (for downloading) and everything is open to you…you just have to find the features in-game+
So is this a children’s story app or a mature app? That was the first question that came to mind for me in trying to decide whether to get this app. And you know what? It’s both.
The company makes no secret that this is an app meant to nurture the vibrant world a child sees while reawakening the dormant imagination of many adults who, by the wear and tear of life, simply lose the magic. This app, is a labor of love and a gift (though paid) intended for everyone.
Just to be clear, this app is meant to succeed their previous app, “Forgotten Colours”. “The Guardians” includes everything that that previous app had plus extras and bonuses.
This is, for all intents and purposes, is an interactive storybook. It includes 11 stories that are all distinct yet tied together, both in the thematic sense as well as the literal setting sense. You see, the introduction movie to the app is a story in of itself which explains to you why these stories are compiled, and why this whole app is called “The Guardian of Imagination” in the first place. Also, though the tales are fairytale in nature, it is not sugarcoated…which was something I found very surprising. Its sincerity in a magical world.
The game, again, is a storybook…but it features wonderfully beautiful art and illustrations that are unique in style per story…yet carry unified and consistent visual presence. In other words, they all feel like they are still form the same “book”. But the devs took it a step further, they made many of the illustrations interactive. You can play marbles, move things around, change the weather, etc. What’s more, the “bonus features” are hidden throughout the stories…so move things, tap things, whatever to find them. Bonuses include wallpapers, music soundtracks, mini-games, and character profile cards. In addition to this, to unlock each story, you have to find the key from the previous story. Seems like a hassle? Well, it actually is a significant and symbolic feature if you pay attention to the intro. Generally, most of these extras are not too difficult to find (some were hidden a bit better than others)…but the keys are fairly obvious, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble unlocking stories.
simply put, it is fitting and wonderful…I’m loving the “Riley” and “Forgotten Colours" tracks especially! They even have the music synced so that it comes at the right times ^_^
Ok, this is comes from a company in Spain, so this must be addressed. I have read 5/12 stories and I can say that the English is quite clear, colloquial, and poetic at times. There was one or two minor grammar rubs, but definitely a huge improvement from what has been commented on about the predecessor app. I guess they had an editor look over the writing one more time and improve upon it. It feels legitimate (unlike other apps where I had to pretend that the grammar was ok).
The only real issues I would say is that sometimes it took more than one swipe to change the page. Yes, I’m running it on the latest iOS and device.
ALL IN ALL:
A wonderful app that will be a delight to older children (7+) due to the beautiful illustrations, vibrancy of atmosphere, and fairytale-like qualities of the narratives. But to the adult, this will be a comfort and source of inspiration. Perhaps it may even be a catalyst for reawakening that long-lost-spark and ambition you once had in life. This is a perfect app that both parents and their children can truly share a moment together. One of the app’s stories puts it best, “Little by little, the world seemed to be recovering its color."
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 09, 2015
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 300 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: Play Creatividad S.L
- © Play Creatividad
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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