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Kathy SmartBy Kathy Smart
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Kathy SmartBy Kathy Smart
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AU$ 599
pledged of AU$ 14,000pledged of AU$ 14,000 goal
21
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 30 2018 1:29 PM UTC +00:00

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Crowns, gowns, and a happy-go-lucky prince!  The classic fairy tale comes to life in this storybook app and computer game.

Choose your lines to save the kingdom of Kassel in your own style.

Girls should not...
Girls should not...

Princess Emma finds the courage to save her kingdom instead of waiting for a prince.

Francis starts off brash.
Francis starts off brash.

Prince Francis learns to help others instead of putting up a front.

For each main character, choose dialogue based on Enneagram personality types, gaining insight into how different people act.

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The strong female villain has a clear backstory.
The strong female villain has a clear backstory.
The story has a strong anti-war message.
The story has a strong anti-war message.

We also love the touching father-daughter moments and we hope you will, too.

I made this game because I am passionate about retelling fairy tales and so few games are designed for tweens.

At a time when youngsters are exploring who they want to be and how they want to express themselves, they need engaging age-appropriate games speaking of love and laughter, hate and danger, trickery and honesty. This interactive storybook gives tweens a chance to express themselves as heroes and overcome adversity.

There is so much rich material here, we couldn't resist creating educational resources to go with it. The accompanying website will have school exercises on reading comprehension, language, personalities, ethical choices, figurative language, and how to write, all based on Frog's Princess. Work has begun at https://joy-everafter.com/.

Reading group questions are on the website.
Reading group questions are on the website.

Risks and challenges

The game is made, you say, so why do you need help from backers?

The game only has default characters. We can't put out a game where characters all look the same, so we have come to Kickstarter to seek the funds to create a character customization module. Then players will be able to choose how their characters look and dress.

So what does the game have?

* 5,736 lines of recorded dialogue accompanied by subtitles

* 14 main speaking characters

* 918 storybook pages with sound effects and visual effects

* original music composed by Christian Paterson

* the (fictional) national anthem of Kassel sung with the help of our sound engineers!

We're almost there.

With $14,000 we can design different characters, program their customization, and optimize the game for character customization, so that young players can choose how their characters look.

The more funds we raise, the more improvements we can make.

If our Kickstarter goal is met, rewards will be distributed by Christmas.

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    Frog's Princess Lite storybook app

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