Storypanda Books Comes Out of Beta to Help Kids Create Their Own Stories

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Storypanda Books innovates children's books publishing by using free-to-play game mechanics to allow kids to create and share their own stories on the iPad. The company is funded by Silicon Valley and comprised of former top talent from the video games world.

Storypanda Books in Create Mode

“Technology doesn’t always have to be a babysitting tool, it can bring families together to use their collective creativity,” James Chutter, Storypanda's Chief Creative Officer.

Storypanda's first iOS app, Storypanda Books, is now out of beta and ready to help kids read, create and share their very own interactive stories. The Silicon Valley backed startup is innovating in the kids market by focussing on helping kids become content creators not just consumers. Reading interactive stories on Storypanda Books helps stimulate creativity and social play together as a family.

In its first month of beta, Storypanda Books helped over 2000 kids and parents create over 10,000 stories. With new social sharing features parents can now post their kid's creation on their social channels and to the web so even family members and friends who don't have an iPad can still enjoy the little author's creation. The top publishers are taking notice and now signing up their authors to release their titles through Storypanda for an added interactive element to classic stories we've all come to know and love. The high quality content, added creative elements and social sharing became key for publishers looking to innovative in digital. For parents, Storypanda's offering becomes a great answer to the question of how technology can help kids as they begin to read and learn about the world around themselves.

This unique approach to publishing comes from the minds of James Chutter and Pavel Bains, two interactive media veterans who saw a way to bring their experience in gaming and entertainment to help a lagging publishing industry. "When we had kids we saw that they expected all content to be interactive. They wanted to create with their stories not just sit there and be entertained," says Storypanda's CEO Bains.

"We spent our careers trying to come up with hit content when we worked for Disney, MTV and ABC, but now we focus on creating technology tools for kids to create with proven hit content from the biggest publishers in the world," adds Chutter, Storypanda's Chief Creative Officer.

Storypanda is funded by Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups and a slew of angel investors with previous digital media successes from SAY Media, Adobe, and WPP.

With new stories being added to the Storypanda Books every couple of weeks kids and parents will always have a new book to read, create and share together. Storypanda Books can be downloaded from iTunes or by going to http://get.storypanda.com.

About Storypanda
Storypanda is a kids interactive media company that creates digital tools to turn kids from content consumers into content creators. The team comes from an extensive background in video game development and digital media; having worked for companies like Nintendo, Disney, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Activision and more. http://www.storypanda.com

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