Article written by Joshua Hood.
Published on 05/06/2012 at 03:08 AM.
Over in LA, Sony has revealed London Studio’s ‘Wonderbook’ for Move.
The game, which is actually more of an application, and was probably what those Storyteller rumblings not long ago were all about, sees the company using similar technology to that in EyePet (in combination with a book of AR cards) to bring pop-up story books to life.
As well as the original content in the game, Sony is also working with established content creators. Moonbot Studios, who have a grounding in tablet and other interactive storytelling, are working on ‘Digg’s Nightcrawler’, but more importantly, Sony is working with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on ‘Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells’, a magical adventure book based on the franchise – as Rowling says herself, ”Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the closest a Muggle can get to a real spellbook.”
The first Wonderbook titles will be released later this year, with more content extending into 2013.