The Living Stories

The Living Stories is an interactive book series primary for children on mobile devices. It tells three moving stories, each in the form of a digital book enriched by animations, sound effects and read outs. The books were developed by Daedalic Entertainment and published by Ravensburger. They’re available on iTunes, as well as the Windows 8 App Store.

I worked on the project during my 6 month internship at Daedalic Entertainment in 2012. As an engine Unity is used. While working on the project i reworked most part of the sprite engine, improving the sprite packing algorithm and enabling sprite tiling. Furthermore i did some tools development for the Unity Editor to significantly speed up the development process. Besides implementing several new game mechanics, i also enhanced the memory management by adding resource and object pooling to improve loading times. Later on i was solely responsible for porting those books to the then newly opened Windows 8 App Store, supporting Windows RT devices.

Links

The Lost Heart

The Living Stories: The Lost Heart (iTunes)

The LivingStories: The Lost Heart (Windows 8)

 

The Brave Little Tailor

The Living Stories: The Brave Little Tailor (iTunes)

The Living Stories: The Brave Little Tailor (Windows 8)

 

The Lost Song

The Living Stories: The Lost Song (iTunes)

The Living Stories: The Lost Song (Windows 8)

 

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