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BooksARaliveBy BooksARalive
First created
BooksARaliveBy BooksARalive
First created
$2,002
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
21
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 4 2018 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

BooksARalive brings you the definitive augmented reality experience

An interactive augmented reality book and app that dives you into the origins of pumpkin-carving tradition.  

Join Jack as he leaps out of the pages. Listen to the narration either in English or Spanish, play with the puzzles, enjoy the animated scenes on every page and help Jack clean out the cemetery by throwing pumpkins at zombies.

An awesome experience for your family to read, listen and enjoy together.

Legend has it that many, many years ago, somewhere in Ireland, there used to live a man named Jack, and on a cold winter's night, he came face to face with the Devil himself.

Get to know Jack, the old blacksmith, and learn how he tricked the Devil, condemning him to travel the passages of eternity forever!

Every year, children and families get giddy over carving their pumpkins for Halloween, but does anyone know the real story behind the Jack-o'-Lantern? What is the legend behind carving and illuminating the pumpkin, and why has it been carried out for so many years?

The book comes along with a "free to download app" (iOS and Android) that features:

  • 3D augmented reality scenes (on every page)
  • Multilingual narration - English & Spanish
  • Interactive story
  • Augmented reality video game
  • Puzzles - each illustration turns into a puzzle with various difficulty levels
  • Original soundtrack
  • 34 PAGES
  • 15 ILLUSTRATIONS
  • SIZE: 11x8.5 inch
  • Hardcover case laminated

Everything is ready, the printer has the master files, already tested and ready to print; they're just waiting for our green light to turn on the machines!

Our plan is: 

  • Kickstarter campaign - September 14th to October 4th
  • Printing - October 1st to October 14th
  • Packing and shipping - October 15th - October 17th
  • Delivery - October 22nd to October 27th

A long time ago (back in 2013), in a far, far away place (well, not that far actually; it was in Almeria, a small town southeast of Spain, Europe), David Padilla, entrepreneur and books lover, came up with an idea: he wanted to create a book, but not just any book, he wanted to create a book that’s alive. A magical book to learn and have fun with.

He knew the need to involve the best people to create a world class product and so he di. He built up the best team, just picking the best professionals from all around the world… from Spain to Colombia, from United States to Brazil, from Venezuela to Vietnam… he searched and found just the best and teamed up with amazing illustrators to create awesome drawings, great musicians to turn wishes into soundtracks, wonderful writers to write engaging stories, designers to make attractive books, 3D modelers and animators, developers, psychologists, teachers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, kids… They did samples, tests, focus groups, more samples, more tests and… finally they got it, they made the books come to life. That’s how Booksaralive was born.

The journey since then has not been easy at all, with too many difficulties to overcome and too many challenges to struggle with. Three years ago, in 2015, right after moving to Florida from Spain, David had to stop everything and left the company in standby. He had to work very hard and save almost every penny to reinstate BooksARalive; he went from being a salesperson at a Ford Dealership surrounded by wonderful people from whom he learned a lot, to the most demotivating job ever as an account executive in a media agency with the worst boss in the world… but he always kept with him his vision, his hope of one day being able to take over BooksARalive and take it to the top as it deserves.

After three years of striving to get back on his feet and to reinstate the company, finally, the moment has come! BooksARalive is back, better than ever and ready to release this innovative product, “The Legend of Jack-o’-Lantern”; the first augmented reality Halloween book ever!

Now it’s the time to show everyone how wonderful BooksARalive is!

We're building up our social networks with people like you that also love books, reading and technology and who want to help us grow this community of reading kids.

You can find us on:

I'd like to send a huge thank you to all of you for your interest in BooksARalive! 

And I also would like to thank:

  •  Hispanopost for the wonderful video they created for us.
  • Rose for her excellent job helping me with the wording and with my terrible English :)
  • My good friend Brian for everything he's doing to get the best quality printers in the States on our side. 
  • My buddy Liam, a true Irishman, for helping me with the story and teaching me about Celt traditions.
  • David & Belen, my children, for being part of this project and giving an awesome performance.
  • Cristobal, for being an excellent actor! 
  • Forever thank you to my wife for being always there supporting me, my ideas and projects. She's the pillar of this family project.
  • Special thank you is not enough to my parents. They're my life partners.

Risks and challenges

The book is fully written/illustrated, and every page already has animations that work perfectly in the app.
We have a fully functional version of the app ready to upload to the stores.

The biggest place where problems could arise is from the printing of the book. This risk is low as we already have done this before and we have a great printer lined up and a price locked in with them. Should we run into problems we will make sure to resolve them so the printed quality is fantastic. And if we run into delays we will make sure to keep everyone informed and involved.

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