Sydney based Treasure Bound Books today announces the release of Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This digital storybook wraps together an open ended narrative structure with numerous interactive features to offer young users an adventure of unparalleled scope. With Treasure Kai, children are free to hunt for gold, dodge danger, and discover exotic new locations in hundreds of unique ways each time they begin to read. More info on this interactive ebook for the iDevice:
Since this application has both "read to me" and "self read" options, it can be experienced by children as either an all-out game or as an interactive storybook. Treasure Kai takes kids on a treasure hunt through exotic locations. After going through the app's back story, young users are presented with eight different clues that will either reward them with gold instantly, or set them off on a unique adventure to find the Lost Gold of Shark Island!
This approach represents a completely new spin on the children's eBook genre because kids are free to choose from eight completely different plots to read or play through, and since they remain free to change the path of their chosen story via numerous in-app decisions no two adventures they have - even if starting from the same clue numerous times - will be the same. Essentially this unfurls the potential expanse of Treasure Kai to encompass hundreds of unique storylines and experiences. And the app's functionality doesn't end there.
Recognizing that children become curious about things they see in the stories, this app is fully integrated with a dedicated website so kids can learn more about things they come across in Treasure Kai. Online, they can watch Fun Fact Videos, learn about the making of the app itself, access fun activities and even play Treasure Kai's own video game, all for free.
The application also features an original musical score, sound effects, kinetic pop up animations, and vibrant illustrations so that children can experience it in the most cinematic way possible. Offering a gateway to open-ended adventure, learning, and engrossing fun, Treasure Kai & the Lost Gold of Shark Island effectively stands alone among eBooks of the same genre as an entertainment experience disguised as a simple storybook.