Denmark’s Books & Magic has launched the company’s AR-book The Little Mermaid on Kickstarter, in a 200,000 DKK campaign to complete production of the project.
The developer says:
Besides the classic fairytale, Books & Magic’s innovative AR-book The Little Mermaid also includes a 3D-animated adventure explored with a smartphone.
“It’s a fantastic and interesting technique to present H.C. Andersen’s fairytales and we think it’s great his stories are being told and used in these new ways, says H.C. Andersen-expert Ejnar Stig Askgaard, who also manages the cultural heritage department at Odense City Museums, the city where H.C. Andersen grew up.
Books & Magic uses AR as a way to stimulate a desire to read in children. “As game developers and fathers, we want our kids to be able to find the magic in books,” says Books & Magic founder Mark Dalby Folkenberg. “This AR-technology might help make that a reality.”
Learn more and support The Little Mermaid project from Books & Magic here.
About Books & Magic
Founded in 2013, Denmark’s Books & Magic combines traditional physical books with digital apps to deliver a unique new type of book that inspires children to read. The team includes 3D artists, architects, developers and UX specialists with a combined 40+ years of game and app development experience at companies like LEGO and IO Interactive.
The project developer is based in Denmark. Fundraising ends on 21 November 2015.