Golden Orb is an independent development studio from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which focuses on creating interactive picture book apps for smartphones and tablet computers based on traditional folklore. High quality craftsmanship and fully child suitable content are very important to the developers. In their interpretation of the traditional stories they emphasize self-reliance and a tolerant, caring world view. The characters they create take control of their fates and deliberately challenge stereotypical beauty concepts.
With their interactive picture book apps the developers would like to convey to children early on that beauty is diverse and not limited to certain patterns. By recreating traditional stories in a digital format they would like to keep a young and modern audience interested in the fascinating treasures folklore has to offer. Their premium apps contain neither ads nor in-app-purchases, thus guaranteeing 100% child-suitable content.
At Tokyo Game Show Golden Orb showcases their interactive picture book app "Cinderella - An Interactive Fairytale" giving visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of their first release. The story is recreated in ten narrated, eight interactive scenes and three mini-games, which are integrated into the story line. The player assists in telling this fresh version of a well-known tale and becomes part of its enchanted world. In addition to the game elements necessary for participating in the story, each scene contains further interactive elements which the player may explore. These make for a lively game world enriched with little moments of pleasant surprise but are not vital for advancing in the game. The developers of the app present it themselves and will be available for questions, discussions and receiving direct feedback.
"Cinderella - An Interactive Fairytale" is the first interactive picture book made by Golden Orb. It is based on the traditional fairytale yet told in its own, unique way. Beautiful illustrations with a high level of detail and custom composed music create a magical atmosphere within the app. The story is told by professional voice actors and the German as well as the English audio edition are included in the app at this point. It is available for both Android and iOS.