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2 BONUS APPS ADDED! With your help these books will be super fun & loaded with interactivity & sound! For iPad & Android tablets.
2 BONUS APPS ADDED! With your help these books will be super fun & loaded with interactivity & sound! For iPad & Android tablets.
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Our Kickstarter is complete and funded! Thank you so much to everyone who backed and supported us!

If you want to see what we’re up to now or purchase our apps, please visit http://www.MightyYeti.com. Thanks!

Hi! We’re Jennie and Josh Book, the founding husband-and-wife team of Mighty Yeti Studios. We started Mighty Yeti in order to tell our own stories through storybook apps, animation, and games.

For the past few years we’ve watched our kids, ages 6 and 4, develop a love for reading by using interactive storybook apps, and this helped inspire us to start our indie studio and make our own super fun and entertaining books. Jennie is a writer and Josh has worked in entertainment and animation for many years helping create hit TV shows (Nickelodeon: Bubble GuppiesThe Penguins of Madagascar; and Disney: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West). Now we’re excited to finally be working on our OWN projects, and we’re even more excited that you guys get to help us succeed!

Interactive storybooks are really fun! This is how they work:

Our interactive storybook apps will be available for iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch), Android, and Kindle Fire tablets and devices.  Here are the two apps we need your help with!

Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles

Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles” is a quirky and humorous tale of a talking cupcake driven to the brink when he can’t identify a maddening crunching noise emanating from his surroundings. Featuring a silly cast of characters including his dog Mrs. Cat, and a monkey who mashes mangoes, kids will love the fun, interactive illustrations by animation artist Eddie Betancourt (Axe Cop) and the wacky words by Jennie Book.

 A Shark Knocked On The Door

A Shark Knocked On The Door” is a heartfelt story of a young boy and his Grandma and their favorite pastime of sailing boats down the gutter in their neighborhood after a storm. When their boat disappears into the sewer, imagine their surprise when the boat is returned by a friendly shark named Soupy! In this story of special new friendships, they all go on a magical journey under the sea, which is filled with bright and colorful interactive sea creatures. “A Shark Knocked on the Door” features rhyming prose by Jennie Book and beautiful illustrations by animation artist Roman Laney (Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies, El Tigre).

BONUS! Jacob The Gibberish Machine

Jacob is just an average six year old boy, until he wakes up one morning only speaking gibberish! Will he get through the day? Will people understand his silly words? Kids 3 – 8 will find out as they help Jacob through this richly illustrated and interactive story of a fun boy with his own way of communicating. Estimated ship date August 2014.

BONUS! Maggie Is Afraid Of Monsters

Maggie is brave. She likes to ride her bike without training wheels, she stands up to bullies, and she isn’t even afraid to eat brussles sprouts! But what she is afraid of is… monsters. Join Maggie on her journey from being a little worried about some fuzzy nighttime creatures to being the open, welcoming friend we know her to be. Great for kids 3 and up, with lots of interactive fun to play with throughout the story. Features beautiful illustrations by animation artist Justin Rodrigues. Estimated ship date August 2014.

How you can help by backing our project!

As you might imagine, there’s a lot of expense in building an independent studio like Mighty Yeti and producing the projects we’re making. We've been self funded until now, but we’re firm believers in crowdfunding (we love backing projects!), and audience participation from people in the awesome Kickstarter community.

We need your support so we can complete:
  • Additional art and animation to have more interactive discovery moments (kids love them!) and smoother animation
  • Programming and software. We are using Unity3D to build our apps, and the license plus modules for outputting to iOS and Android are over $3000. There are also additional scripts and plugins as part of our pipeline that all have associated costs.
  • Professional voice talent/actors for narration and character voices, in both English and Spanish. We want to hire some really cool and talented voice actors!
  • Audio design (sound FX) and music

Here are the rewards for your help!

Risks and challenges

We are halfway through production of these two storybook apps, and we are determined to bring them to market. The catch is that without funding, it could take us a long, long time to do it. With funding, we will be on track to deliver completed versions April 2014. The major risks are that we will still need approval from the Apple App Store, the Android Marketplace, and the Amazon Marketplace. We do not anticipate any issues as the apps will be thoroughly quality assurance-tested before submission. But because these marketplaces lie outside of our control there could feasibly be a delay in regards to the release date, but we are being so thorough and detailed in every aspect of our storybook app creation that we will do everything within our power to get these apps onto your tablets and into your hands!

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    FRIEND OF YETI: Thank you very much! Every contribution helps get our storybook apps made! You’ll receive campaign updates and a shoutout of thanks on our Facebook page.

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    WALLPAPERS AND WEB THANKS: Wallpapers for your computer and smartphones featuring art from our storybooks. We will also thank you on our Facebook page and our website to say muchas gracias publicly.

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    THE APPS!: You’ll get both storybook apps! Plus all of the above rewards!

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    SPECIAL DEDICATION: A "Thank You" with your name or your child’s name INSIDE the apps. (Multiple kids? Add another name for $10). Plus all of the above rewards!

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    "ART OF" SPECIAL!: A PDF of our Mighty Yeti Phase One Production Art sketchbook featuring Mr. Cupcake and Shark, and some sneak peeks of future projects. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    T-SHIRT FRENZY! Chose one of the T-Shirts featuring characters from the apps or the Mighty Yeti logo. Can't decide? Add on extra T-shirts for $25 each. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    PRINT FOUR PACK: A four pack of cool 8 x 10 frameable prints from the storybook apps. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    “ADVANCE COPY” PDF: Own and read a PDF version of the storybooks before they're released, on your desktop or tablet. Includes a personalized, page-one dedication to whomever you choose! Plus all of the above rewards!

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT: All of the above plus a limited edition signed and numbered 11 x 17 art print from "A Shark Knocked On The Door" suitable for framing. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    PHYSICAL BOOKS: Get an ULTRA RARE print version of the storybooks! Limited run to our Kickstarter backers, signed by the author and illustrators with a sketch inside! As close to one of a kind as it gets! Plus all of the above rewards!

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    SO YOU WANT TO MAKE AN INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK?: You want to make an interactive book app but you don’t know where to begin. We’ll share all the details of our journey and give you advice for yours. If you’re in SF area, we’ll buy you a beverage and do it in person, and if elsewhere we’ll have some Skype time. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: You get EXTRA SPECIAL and rare "Associate Producer" credits in both apps on the credits screens and on the Mighty Yeti web site and Facebook page. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS: Your voice (or your child's) will be immortalized in "Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles"! Four background characters need silly voices, and we want you to bring them to life! We'll assign you a funny character, and you'll give him or her a voice. You'll also get a voice actor credit in the app credits. We'll plan to record your goofy voices using Skype or cellphone so that you don't have to travel for recording. We can't wait to immortalize you as a Cupcake character! Plus all of the above rewards!

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