About this project
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!
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 Guppies, The 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
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!
- 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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