PadWorx Digital Media, which recently released an impressive interactive version of Bram Stokerâ€™s Dracula for iPad (Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition), has announced today that it will be bringing a gorgeous version of Charles Dickensâ€™ A Christmas Carol to the iPad, just in time for the holidays.
â€œThis is unlike any version of A Christmas Carol ever seen before,â€ said Jeffery Alan Schechter, CEO and producer at PadWorx Digital Media, Inc. â€œCharles Dickensâ€™ remarkable book reminds all of us not just about the importance of gratitude and charity, but about the power of personal transformation. Running with this idea and borrowing from the â€˜steampunkâ€™ art style more closely associated with Jules Verne, weâ€™ve designed our A Christmas Carol to feel as if the iPad or iPhone youâ€™re reading it on has been itself transformed into a steam-powered machine.â€
Not only will readers get to witness Ebenezer Scroogeâ€™s transformation in the 130 pages of abridged text, they will also get to feel like a part of the story with their interactions, such as turning the key in Scroogesâ€™s door and seeing the door knocker change into the ghost of Jacob Marley, or trying to clean the grime of industrial-era London off the â€œpagesâ€ of the book. The steampunk-style animation, illustrations, original score and sound effects will captivate readers in tandem with the storyâ€™s unforgettable images and themes. The app even has the seal of approval from the author's descendents, with the following resounding endorsement from Mark Charles Dickens on behalf of the Dickens family:
â€œReading A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition for many and weâ€™re delighted to see PadWorxâ€™s interactive version give families an entirely new way to experience the cherished story and perhaps even introduce the well-known classic to a younger generation.â€
No word as yet on pricing on release date for the iPad version, but you can be sure to expect it in the run up to Christmas. An iPhone version will also be released shortly after the iPad app.