Amelia and Terror of the Night: Written & Video iPad App Review
As long ago as we can remember, we have always had a tremendously massive soft spot for all things creepy. We’re not talking horror films, per se, but rather those books, movies and drawings that fit neatly into the same vein as Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. With that in mind, we are incredibly excited to bring you today Amelia and Terror of the Night by developer OhNoo Studio. The app’s eBook story is a brilliant way to entertain your children, and if your aesthetic sensibilities are anything like ours, also entertain yourself while you’re at it. For our full review of the app, you need only to slide on down below the break:
Concept and Functionality
Like most apps for children, the concept behind Amelia and Terror of the Night very closely resembles a traditional print publication, only one that’s been tweaked with more than a few modifications. For instance, you’ll get standard page turning delight here, as well as text to read. However, the text is narrated by the reader, the animals and characters respond to your touch, and the entire world is ripe with plentiful animations and wondrous attaches.
All of this is now becoming standard faire for the genre, though. So what sets Amelia and Terror of the Night apart? The fun factor. Each and every page has elements to be unlocked and observed, rewarding the reader with stars for their efforts. This means your child not only gets a full and gorgeous eBook style story through Amelia and Terror of the Night, but also an engaging world to explore, poke, and otherwise test at their leisure. We can’t get enough of it, and assuming your children share your quirky art sense, they won’t either.
Graphics and Artwork
Now, let’s talk about the fun stuff! We’ve been in and around the children’s illustration world for some time, and we have to admit, Amelia and Terror of the Night is an absolute knockout. The characters are completely unique and the artwork hand drawn and gorgeous to the last drop of ink. Furthermore, the story is properly balanced between creepy, quirky and endlessly entertaining. The mere premise of the whole thing is enough to keep the child turning pages, as well as the adult, we think. Also, be sure to hold out until the end, as it comes with a surprisingly twisty ending.
At the end of the day, Amelia and Terror of the Night is a truly stupendous example of how one should design and create an eBook application for children. It’s brilliant and accessible from top to bottom, as well as cheap on the wallet. Costing only two bucks, you’ll get one mountain of content, as well as an infinite number of opportunities to spend some quality time with your children.
Amelia and Terror of the Night requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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