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Hanna & Henri - An interactive children's book for iOS
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:48:13 PM »
Hi everyone.

We are working on our first project that is an interactive children's book called Hanna & Henri. It's in 2d and it's a short story about two best friends. It is Hannas birthday and Henri needs to go to the toy store and get her a gift. Before each new scene we have the child doing an interactive exercise that is educational and fun.

We are three guys from Sweden in the company, called Tales & Dice. One is doing the web, the other is doing all the wonderful art and I am doing the manuscript, story, coding and sound.

A year ago I knew nothing about coding and the plan was for the web guy in the team to code the app. He had never used Unity 3d before, but I had been watching tutorials for a long time to get a hang of it. It started out pretty good and I started picking up some code lingua while I was showing him around Unity 3d and he was coding. We got stuck on a problem with dragging objects pretty early into development and I started looking for answers and came across Playmaker when trying to find simpler ways to code. I decided to look at tutorials for the next couple of days to see if I could grasp Playmaker. It felt like it was something I could get into so we decided to purchase it.

Noticing that my friend had a hard time finding time to work on this project, I started to realise that if this was ever going to be done, I had to start coding. So I started out with a simple "Manager" as I call an FSM. "Get screen size ratio", then different states depending on screen ratio to set the camera orthographic size to correct size. Then I kept on working it out. I had a lot of help in this forum when I got stuck on some harder problems. Thanks Jean Fabre for your help.

So now we are finally seeing the finishing line. Working hard right now with the last bits, specially sound. Planning on getting the app out on App store before the end of the month.

If you are curious about how our app looks and to try it online, please go to www.hannahenri.com and here https://www.facebook.com/hannaandhenri is our fanpage on Facebook.

Hope you like it!
/Freddy
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 06:56:45 AM by Slater »

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Re: Hanna & Henri - An interactive children's book for iOS
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 03:30:19 PM »
Yesterday we send in Hanna & Henri to the App Store. Hopefully it will go through the review and it will probably be available sometime around thursday next week.

If you go to our website, www.hannahenri.com you can Play & Win the app when its released.

Good Luck!