We have all read the stories by Shakespeare because English literature is always taught in schools. If stories like Romeo And Juliet fascinate us with due to the element of romance, then stories like A Midsummer Night’s Dream fascinate us because it is inspired from Greek myths that impress everyone with exciting stories featuring mighty gods like Zeus and warriors like Theseus.
Theseus is a character in this story.
Now here is an app book called A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been created by Touch of Classic, and is marketed by Media Minds. This game is based on this Shakespearean story and this game is so interesting that it makes it easy for children to understand the theme and storyline of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Touch of Classic needs no introduction, thanks to their popular game on Don Quixote. Now they are back with a game on a Shakespearean story.
If you are not a Shakespeare fan, a game on Shakespearean story might surprise you. But when we can have games on characters like Superman, Batman or Spider-Man, why not on a Shakespearean story. And there is no copyright problem when it comes to Shakespeare.
The story of here is loyal to what Shakespeare wrote. King Theseus is preparing for his wedding to Hippolyta, the Queen of Amazons. Hermia and Lysander are in love with each other and wish to marry. Demetrius also loves Hermia while Hermia’s friend Helen loves Demetrius. Hermia’s father Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius but Hermia refuses. She is taken to the king and the king tells her to choose between marriage to Demetrius or life as a nun.
As the story progresses, we see characters like Puck, Oberon, Titania, Peter Quince etc. The story has been toned a little to suit children. For example, in this app book, Theseus does not offer death as an option to Hermia. This app shows that reading a book can be fun.
With superb music, colorful visuals, text in the form of rhyme and high quality animation, turning every page brings more fun to the reader, whether child or adult. I said that because this app has been made for children but I am an adult and I enjoyed using this app.
You can set the language among the given languages in which you want to read this book. This book is readable in English and Spanish. However, a promo video for this app shows that German language is also available.
This is the video that gives you a glimpse of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Following are some features of this app:
1.This app has a recorder to narrate your own personalized version of the story.
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a browser that can jump easily between scenes.
3. There are interactions and games with varying degrees of difficulty.
4. This app is fully integrated with popular social networks.
5. This app is compatible with the New iPad and in full retina quality.
In the new version 1.1 of this app, many bugs and memory leaks concerning older versions of iPad have been fixed.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is compatible with iPad.It requires iOS 4.0 or later version.
This review has been written after obtaining A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the app store via gift card and the app has been used on an iPad.
Did you enjoy reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream on your iPad? Who is your favorite character in this story? Post your comments.