We’ve seen apps where playful little characters come to life for kids to interact with with, but Horrible Hauntings, a new app from Goosebottom Books uses augmented reality to make ghosts jump off the pages of a book.
The app, which is a companion to the upcoming book Horrible Hauntings by Goosebottom’s founder Shirin Bridges, turns books into 3-D experiences. By pointing a device at the book, app users can see the Headless Horseman jump off of the page of a spooky forest, and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln float above an illustration of the Oval Office. Follow this link to see a video demo.
Goosebottom worked with app maker Trigger Global on the release. Trigger Global has a number of different entertainment apps under its belt including apps for the films Salt, The Green Hornet, Drag Me To Hell, and G.I. Joe, but this is the company’s first augmented reality book project. Jason Yim, president and executive creative director of mobile, at Trigger, also happens to be Bridges’ brother.
Bridges explained to Publisher’s Weekly where the idea came from: “Jason conceived of Horrible Hauntings. When we were growing up we both loved ghost stories, and he wanted me to publish a great ghost book for kids.”