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A charming augmented reality children's book.  Let's explore hidden worlds together!
A charming augmented reality children's book.  Let's explore hidden worlds together!
A charming augmented reality children's book. Let's explore hidden worlds together!
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Goodnight Lad: Augmented Reality Children's Book

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Goodnight Lad is a magical augmented reality children's book.  Each page comes to life with beautiful animations that you can interact with to really get into the book.  Kids love this book, but it isn't just for kids... make history with us and make memories with your family.

We love developing high quality and innovative apps.  We have over 6 million downloads of our apps and tons of happy customers.  And we have one big goal: To make reading fun!

A Magical Experience

So what makes this book so special?  The experience is amazing, our fans love it and have greatly anticipated its release.  And while nothing can replace a hands on experience, we'll try our best to convey the features below.

Stretch Goals

We'd like to give you more for your money, so we've got a variety of stretch goals.  If we reach the following funding levels we'll give the following rewards for everyone.  Spread the word and help us reach higher.

Our Story

We want kids to discover a love for books.  Reading is such a magical experience, it opens up our imagination and helps us see the world in new ways.  And yet kids are so fascinated by technology that they don't even care about books!

Technology isn't going anywhere.  And while we believe parents should monitor their kids' usage, we also believe technology can be a huge motivator when used correctly.  Our goal is to give kids a healthy alternative that will foster a great love for reading.

Not to mention this technology is just plain cool!  One look at our book and you will be a huge fan, we promise.  We are so confident that you'll love it that we offer a money back guarantee.  If you don't absolutely love the book, send it back and we'll give you a full refund.

Why Kickstarter?

We have the entire book written and illustrated.  Each page has beautiful animations, and we are continuing to add to the experience with more interactions and hidden secrets ever day.

The funds will be used to get the book printed and shipped to backers.  We expect the final prints of the book to arrive in April.  App development will continue over the next months, and the final touches will be added in May.  We expect to start shipping rewards in early June.

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Story

Below are 12 of the 32 different pages that tell the story.

Goodnight Lad is the story of a little boy who refuses to go to bed. 

He is always playing and having fun.  But as the days wear on he gets cranky, and his parents decide that something must be done.

They come up with a plan to take him around the world in hopes to tire him out.  They visit fun new places like the snore-filled mountains and sunny beach.

At first all is going well, Logan is having a great time and feels like he is King of the town.  But it doesn't last for long.

 After a few pages of whimsical fun, Logan turns into a BEAST!

Just when it appears that all is lost for the parents, he tires out, and they rush him straight home to bed.

This story was inspired by the first year of my son's life.  He would never sleep.  And as the time went on Sarah and I just felt like it would never end.  We tried so many things to help him sleep, but nothing seemed to work.  Once he got a little older and things settled down I wanted to immortalize that journey in a lovely book, the result turned out to be Goodnight Lad.

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Risks and challenges

The book is fully written/illustrated, and every page already has animations that work perfectly in the app. As such have a fully functional version which decreases our risks significantly.

The biggest place where problems could arise is from the printing of the book. This risk is low as we already 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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    Postcard of one of the pages from the book.

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    5 Postcards of pages from the book

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    3 Unlock Cards. Scan the cards with the app to unlock exclusive Kickstarter content.
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    3 more unlock cards (for a total of 6). Scan the cards with the app to unlock exclusive Kickstarter content.
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    An augmented reality Hidden Worlds t-shirt.
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    A second book to keep or share with a friend.
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    A blanket matching the boy's blanket in the book.
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    Bookworm Package:
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    Family pack of books. Receive 4 books instead of 2.
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    Bookworm Plus Package:
    + 5 copies of the book.
    + 30 unlock cards (6 for each book).
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    + 6x magical postcards

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    Matching pajamas with the boy in the book (Children's sizes 2T to 6T).
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    Book Lover Party Package:
    + 10 copies of the book.
    + 60 unlock cards (6 for each book).
    + 1x Hidden Worlds t-shirt
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    We will replace the boy in the book with an animated version of your child.
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