Atlanta-based Life Vision VR has transformed the rich illustrations of award-winning children's book, Desdemona's Dreams, Volume 1: To Dream of Dancing, into a three-dimensional adventure, giving young readers an augmented reality experience with the book's characters as imagined by the New Orleans-based author, Z.W. Mohr, and illustrator, Aaron Damon Porter.
The AR book goes beyond the traditional 3D pop-up to offer young readers panoramic, 360-degree views of flying butterflies, dancing ballerinas and a stunning Oz-like madman whose appearance shows just how far AR can take storytelling.
The combined storytelling of the book and the app's sophistication makes it ideal for parents who want their elementary-aged children to read more this holiday season.
An AR version of the hardcover book is ever present and visible from all angles, expanding in size to read the pages directly or reducing to merely entertain kids with its 3D characters as the author narrates the story.
"We learned about the Desdemona's Dreams book series at a time when Life Vision was making AR toys and venturing into virtual reality," said Stephanie Marlo, founder of Life Vision VR. "The book's rich storytelling, combined with its vivid illustrations, inspired us to see how far we could push AR technology. We've always chosen to explore just past the edge of possibility. The Desdemona's Dreams app provided us an opportunity to see what fresh innovation we could create for books and the publishing world."
Desdemona's Dreams, Volume 1: To Dream of Dancing is a 60-page illustrated picture book telling the tale of Desdemona, an eleven-year-old girl raised by her guardian teddy bear and two witchy aunts. While everyone in her small town is losing their ability to dream, Desdemona's dreams have become more vivid. When her dream of dancing is captured by the mad Maestro, she discovers an ability to bring elements of her dreams into the waking world. This begins an adventure to discover who she really is, the importance of imagination, and what happens to a world without dreams.
The Desdemona's Dreams app brings to life each of Porter's illustrations, immersing young readers into an alternate reality of engaging fantasy and fun.
The Desdemona's Dreams app is available on both Android and Apple mobile devices priced at $7.99 for the app and virtual book and may be used without the hard cover book.
For more information, visit the Desdemona Dream's press room at http://ddreams.lmrpr.com.