The Famous Five Confirms its Place in the 21st Century
Award-winning app developer Kuato Studios is pleased to announce the launch of a new Famous Five mystery game on the App Store, coinciding with this year’s 75th anniversary of Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five. The game will be released 19th October 2017 for iOS systems and will cost just £2.99.
Regarded as one of her most popular series, Enid Blyton originally planned to write just six of The Famous Five books but extended the series to 21, owing to reader demand. Now these much loved characters will enter the digital world with Kuato Studios’ new app!
The Famous Five app has been designed with all the positive values associated with the books in mind, including friendship, heroism, adventure, love of the outdoors and daring. As with all Kuato games in the Tales Maker series, the app nurtures inquisitive minds and develops literacy skills through storytelling and engaging gameplay. What’s more, users can choose from accessibility options including special dyslexic font and colour overlays to help readability!
The app allows children to explore the iconic world of The Famous Five, a world packed full of adventure, mystery and intrigue! Each mystery features unique characters and iconic locations found in the books, such as the castle ruins of Kirrin Island and Tapper’s Travelling Fair.
The new Kuato game will enthrall The Famous Five enthusiasts as now, not only can they read about the adventures, but they can also help Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their friendly dog Timmy search for clues, question suspects and solve the mysteries they encounter! With multiple solutions and plot combinations, no single story will ever be repeated and once the mystery has been solved, children can enjoy reading their personalised adventures back in their own game generated storybook!
Katie Price, Licensing Director, Hachette Children’s Group, comments: “Kuato are a hugely talented and innovative team – they have really immersed themselves in the world of The Famous Five. We have been so impressed with the creativity that has gone into this fantastic app; from the storytelling to the music composition and the illustrations, inspired by Laura Ellen Anderson’s wonderful artwork. It is a great extension of this classic publishing brand and I wish that a game like this had been around when I was younger!”
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About Kuato Studios
Backed by Horizons Ventures, Kuato Studios was formed in early 2012 with talent from world-renowned games studios, award-winning education experts and specialists in artificial intelligence. The studio currently has a number of educational game titles: Code Warriors, a coding game for 9-14 year olds; and Dino Tales and Safari Tales which were launched in 2015 and focus on literacy skills for 4-10 year olds. The Tales titles have consistently reached #1 in both the Kids and Education charts on the App Store across the world.
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About Enid Blyton:
Enid Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors. Sales of her books are in excess of 500 million copies, and they have been translated into over 40 languages. Enid Blyton began her career as a school teacher before becoming a bestselling children's book author, writing over 800 books. In the UK she still sells more than one book a minute and many of her books have been adapted into films and TV series. As well as being regularly voted the UK’s best-loved author, Enid Blyton is the most translated children’s author in the world, according to UNESCO. Her most popular works include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Naughtiest Girl, The Adventure Series, The Faraway Tree, Twins at St Clare’s and Malory Towers. In 2012, Hachette acquired the intellectual property of the whole of Enid Blyton’s estate (excluding Noddy). In April 2016 Enid Blyton Entertainment was created to represent the fully immersive Entertainment entity.