Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 6.
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 6.
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Hi, iClassics and Play Attitude here. We've teamed up to do something bigger together. We have a dream that we believe is great and relevant, and we’d love you to join our cause. Keep on reading, and judge for yourself if you would like to help make iClassics a reality.
"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." Mark Twain
What it looks like ...
"To read a classic should be a pleasurable act, a product of absolute freedom, not a waterway to sink us without mercy on intellectual chagrin" Pablo Hernández Blanco
iClassics is not a finite project; it is a concept for a new format of entertainment that might be enlarged by creating new content forever.
Get hooked on these authors who were ahead of their times, and inspired new generations with their stories!
What readers say:
"I am a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona, who teaches American and British literature. In an age where students are increasingly disinterested in reading, what you are doing at iClassics is invaluable in introducing the magic of literature to the next generation. The combination of literature and interactive video-game-like interface is the perfect combination to entice young students today to read and appreciate what literature brings to their lives. I cannot thank you enough for setting the standard for these types of apps. I absolutely love reading the iClassics apps myself, and do so every time I prepare to go into the classroom and deliver a lecture. Thank you for everything." Phillip Roderick
"What a wonderful idea this was. Took a second to get the flow of the ebook (which really is what this is, just enhanced, you don't lose the pleasure of reading. You HAVE to have earbuds in) but once I did, oh man. The appropriately creepy illustration coupled with tension building music and ambience made me afraid to turn the page. Scary stories somehow made scarier. Truly a great way to read Lovecraft. I think I will expand my collection of this app. Thanks! Keep up the good work." Klandemann
We believe this project deserves to be continued, and we are already working on new stories, but we lack the financial resources to produce them. With the initial funding we’ll be able to: (Check the budget expenditure below on the project page)
We have been working on this project since 2012, and so far we have been able to create interactive collections of five authors - 3 volumes of Edgar Allan Poe, and one volume of H. P. Lovecraft, C. Dickens, O. Wilde and Conan Doyle - in 3 languages: English, Spanish and French - available for iOS devices - iPhone and iPad.
Do you want to try the iClassics experience? Check FAQ
We want every student to learn with iClassics. We believe this project has the potential to create a social impact among students in the classroom. The types of literature students are reading—and the difficulty level—matter. We demonstrated that iClassics are an efficient way to engage children with qualitative literature, and thus a great tool for teachers and schools.
We have created different rewards so that everybody may participate, whatever your curiosity or implication in this project.
We believe it’s very important that everyone can take part in it, and we started building a community that welcomes each of you to be part of this project. We curate Facebook Pages devoted to H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe and we'd like to create a common place where we can all participate, interact, collaborate, share our creations, get feedback from other members and so on. We started by creating the iClassics Community Facebook Group. If you are still reading this project, somehow it matters to you - subscribe to our weekly digest, the iClassics journal.
There are many people involved in making this project something bigger. We are looking for collaborators to participate during and also after this campaign. Are you a teacher? Researcher? Blogger? Video editor? If you also believe in this project, and you have a bit of time to dedicate to it - once a day or once a month - we'd love to hear from you! Fill in [this form] and let’s talk to see how you can be part of it. Form: http://bit.ly/iclassicsvolunteers
Some amazing illustrators from all over the globe joined our journey to spread the word about the project and offered their artwork to help raise money for this project. Below you can see the amazing line-up:
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This project was born 3 years ago, and it was funded by private capital. We did many good things, but we couldn’t find a way to make the project sustainable. At the moment we have a great idea, amazing talent, magic technology and a lot of experience – the most difficult part – and now we lack the TIME - which means money – to put all the learning together to keep on creating. This is where YOU play a role, and this is the moment when we decided to Kickstart iClassics to make it bigger, together.
What are we going to do with 100K?
But this is only the beginning. Stretch Goals
This is all possible thanks to you, and also because of the big crew of amazing people who contribute their amazing skills working in a daily basis to make this possible. You can check 'who is who' on the website :)
If you'd like to collaborate to help us make the iClassics a reality you can contact us at email@example.com
This project has been possible thanks to our family, friends and a bunch of collaborators. Thanks to Play, the cat (Source of inspiration & purveyor of Good Luck), Christopher Hendrickson (Biographer), Haplo Schaffer (blogger), Miss Techin (blogger), Elisa Yuste (Blogger).
And some media partners who supported us since he beginning: Mistérica Ars Secreta (Digital magazine dedicated to mystery and terror) and H. P. Lovecraft (Blog dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft)
We have been the first 3 years of the project working basically in making the most of user experience. We faced and surpassed many technological problems, and we finally managed to setup a very consistent and fluid workflow to create stable and beautiful apps.
Regarding the book and physical rewards, we are very happy to count on Play Attitude because they have wide experience on managing and delivering high-quality Kickstarter. Play Attitude cares about quality, and they always deliver something that exceeds expectations of backers.
With all this experience and knowledge we are pretty sure we can do very well on delivering this Kickstarter. In terms of challenges, the only setback could might a delay on sending the rewards, which is usually related to make sure that the experience is the best.
If there's something you'd like to ask, just use the comments section or send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
By being a member you are part of iClassics. There will different memberships in the future, but every member counts!
We primarily make them digital because they are accessible worldwide and the distribution is cheap and easy. This is very consistent with our mission to make classical literature accessible for everyone and everywhere.
No, we don't want to make only digital books but this is the starting point of this project.
While tablet adoption rate is still very low - 30% Germany, 0% in Nigeria -according to Google Consumer Barometer (http://bit.ly/consumer_barometer), half of the world’s population had at least one mobile subscription, according to GSMA report (http://bit.ly/GSMAREPORT) - end 2014.
We'd like to make it available for EVERYBODY but we don't have the power to change the world and its circumstances, yet. To compensate a little bit, we are doing a call for schools and libraries that can request free access to iClassics for their students to enjoy. Here is the form!
You get the downloadable apps.
Only schools and libraries, but they can get as many subscriptions as they want.
An iClassics Concession is a FREE bundle of apps for one student. The concessions are distributed by schools, libraries or universities. Apply here: http://bit.ly/SchoolENG
Digital rewards will be delivered on December 2016. Physical rewards will ship in March 2017.
Android User: One of the goals of this Kickstarter is to make the collections available for you. So far we managed to adapt - and recently release - iPoe Vol.1 and iWilde ($3.99),. You can find them on Google Play
Link to Google Play: http://bit.ly/TryGoogle
iOS user: All the apps we are already available to download on the AppStore ($3.99), and you can also try the Free Lite iClassics Showcase.
Link to App Store: http://bit.ly/TryAppStore
Link to Showcase (free): http://bit.ly/TryShowcase
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