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Historables Apps -- feature adorable, historical characters to delight children 3 to 6 with story, music, humor and creativity.

              Historables Apps:  Marie Ant-toinette 

First:  Whether or not you become an official backer, your comments, suggestions and willingness to tell others about this project will be incredibly valuable and appreciated!  Thanks for taking a look!

The Historables project will begin with a family of iPad and Android tablet apps for young kids – each featuring an adorable, historically-based character.  Over time, the project will grow to include quality books, toys and TV -- and we hope that it will never end.

The project for which we are seeking your enthusiasm and support here on Kickstarter is the first App in the project – Historables: Marie Ant-toinette.

Each character has a unique ‘home’ and topic area.  Here are the first four members of the 20-character-strong Historables family:  

Why This Is Worth Funding

A big percentage of young children utilize digital media on a regular basis and the trend is only accelerating.  And in our estimation (yes, we are parents!) not enough well-crafted, engaging options exist that are fun, creative and educational. 

Please join us in supporting this effort to build something that will delight 3 to 6-year-olds with story, music and humor.  These fun and educational games will encourage children’s natural curiosity and creativity – and hey, maybe even the real historical figures will seem familiar when they learn about them years later.

Here are some images from the game designs for the Marie Ant-toinette App, which will be a completely ad-free experience for children:

Inside Marie's Castle.
Inside Marie's Castle.
In the royal kitchen, help Marie Ant-toinette cook her favorite meal of the day....cake!
In the royal kitchen, help Marie Ant-toinette cook her favorite meal of the day....cake!
Measure and add the right ingredients, bake, decorate and eat!
Measure and add the right ingredients, bake, decorate and eat!
And if you run out of ingredients, no need to stop the ovens!  Just head down to the storage room, and guide the ants through underground maze tunnels to retrieve more flower, eggs and milk.
And if you run out of ingredients, no need to stop the ovens! Just head down to the storage room, and guide the ants through underground maze tunnels to retrieve more flower, eggs and milk.
You can decorate your own room in Marie's Castle.
You can decorate your own room in Marie's Castle.

Funding Goal

We are seeking funding for the completion and marketing of the first App in the Historables family of apps.  We're currently neck deep in the development process for this first Historables app, and are planning to release it (and all Historables apps) in both the iPad and Android tablet markets. 

Project Timeline & Status

For Marie Ant-toinette (and three other Historables characters), we have coded and tested the basic game dynamics in an online Flash environment. Please go to www.whereverland.com and click on ‘Marie Ant-toinette’ if you'd like to experience this online, mouse-click test and see the direction that we are taking as we move development into an html5 environment for iOS and Android devices.  And, our iOS development is very far along, thanks to our rockstar software engineer, Mike Ainsa. We are well on our way, and with your backing, we'll be able to submit the iPad app to Apple for approval later this month (or next at the very latest!).

Please check back soon for updates and more information regarding the Historables Project.

Last thing:  Most of all, Thank You – for backing this through Kickstarter and/or for your willingness to try the App and let others know about it! 

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