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The “choose your own adventure” genre has been a longtime favorite of children everywhere since the late 1970′s. This week’s App of the Week, The Stolen Stars, is the perfect transition to the digital medium, allowing readers to interact with the story and play a hand in the plot. Available in both English and Spanish, The Stolen Star’s gorgeous illustrations and unique plot options make for an irresistible storybook adventure.

Each evening in the kingdom of Leuman, beautiful green stars enamor the night sky. Town residents enjoy a peaceful slumber and wonderful dreams, thanks to stars’ magical properties. When the stars are snatched from the sky, the kingdom falls into distress and nightmares creep into the residents’ previously pleasant dreams. Your job is to pick a brave young hero to save the town and return the stars to safety.

Whether you’re battling a swamp monster or defeating a giant slug, the silly characters, unique plots, and lovely British narration (in the English version) make The Stolen Stars a very enjoyable experience. With 52 plot options and 84 wonderfully illustrated pages, there’s never a shortage of interesting possibilities and interactions.

Download The Stolen Stars for your iPad, and try your hand at restoring tranquility in the kingdom.


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14 Responses to “App of the Week: The Stolen Stars”

  1. Andreas

    Hi,

    just bought it for the iPad and the game won’t start (new iPad retina).

    It shows the title screen, when I touch the screen I can hear a “bling” sound and when I touch the “App / Credits” button to the lower left the button pressed image of the button is shown, but nothing happens – ok, it goes “bling” again.

    I wanted to support my fellow corona coders, so I didn’t go for the light version – but I guess you will fix this soon and I’ll get my update. :-)

    Best,
    Andreas

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  2. Oscar

    Hi Andreas,
    Thank you very much for your post.
    This is the first we’ve heard about this, but we’ll get our hands on it and will let you know and fix whatever is causing it asap.
    Thanks for your patience.

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    • Andreas

      Hi Oscar,
      I’m living in Germany (de-DE), maybe you ask for the country locale to switch between spanish / english versions and your app cannot cope with DE / de-DE?

      Best,
      Andreas

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      • Oscar Rey

        Hi Andreas,
        Thank you for you additional info.
        Indeed there was a bug related to app localization which was fixed on version 1.0.2.
        Please make sure to update your app. If you have already done that, deleting and reinstalling sure will solve it.
        Thank you very much for your support.
        Oscar Rey

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  3. Bernardo

    Congratulations on the book, it is wonderful.
    We were planing to publish a “choose your own adventure” style book too, it was kinda shocking to see yours published :D
    The book is fantastic, love the animations and the particle candy art (I’m responsible for the particle candy effects here at BogeyBox and I can relate to the task). I’d say try to draw some particles for yourselves instead of using the sample particles, it may add a nice touch to the app, unifying the artwork..
    I applaud the effort of making the alternate versions of the story. Very effortful and worth it; that’s what I call “taking advantage of the medium’s capacity”

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    • Oscar Rey

      Thanks for your comments, that encourage us to keep going and getting better at Alpixel.
      We are looking forward to see your “choose your own adventure”, we can make this storybook apps sector much better.
      Here you got some future costumers :-)

      Best,
      Oscar Rey

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  4. Bernardo

    Also: this has been bugging me all week.
    Has no one noticed the screenshot is messed up? there’s a “close”box on top of the character’s face. Maybe you can change the image file?

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  5. piers

    what a wonderful story and amzing artwork. i’d recommend this to anyone who is looking for good quality apps. Way better than almost everything else i’ve seen for our little one. thnks .. looking forward to part 2!!

    and the voiceover is also fantastic…!

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    • Oscar Rey

      Thank you very much!!
      That is our best reward
      Be sure that “The stolen stars” will have a second part if customers decide it :-)

      Best,

      Oscar Rey

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