Search Results: "Rogue Software"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MINIATURE POLAR BEAR by Rogue Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2014

"An amiable-enough story weighed down by a few misguided illustrations. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A boy finds the perfect pet hiding under his bed—trouble is, his mother just won't believe him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOULD WE GO? by Makemi Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2010

"Probably not. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
There's a nugget of a great idea—though not a terribly new one—in this app: a story tool that allows readers to pick characters, clothing, setting and mode of transportation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIX/MATCH HD by SyGem Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"May spark moments of hilarity. (iPad board book. 2-4)"
A small number of images get the mix-n-match treatment in this digital equivalent of a split-page board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"Good for a few chortles, particularly from fans of cheesier video games. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Elaborately crafted pans, zooms and touch-controlled dialogue trick out this tale of the origins of the magic mirror and the evil queen's enmity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMPELSTILTSKIN HD by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The graphics, animation and interaction are fine, but they fail to turn a hollow, unimaginative narrative into gold. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An adaptation of the fairy tale features panoramic 3-D interaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HOLSTEIN HITS THE ROAD by Daniel E. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"This road trip never gets out of the driveway. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Low-rent animations, illustrations, audio and overall design provide just what this sketchy bovine cross-country tour merits. Read full book review >