Children’s developer Mindshapes is perhaps best known for its Magic Town virtual reading world, but now it’s trying something new called My Story World.
It shares some features with its predecessor: stories, and a subscription-based model that sees parents paying £3.99 for unlimited access to all its content for six months at a time.
The app is launching with 20 stories, and the promise of five new ones every week. But creativity is also higher in the mix this time round: drawing, painting and colouring tasks are embedded within the stories.
It looks like My Story World will have some of the same tales as Magic Town – Sid the Science Kid, Aliens Love Underpants and Winnie Under the Sea, for example.
It’s cheaper though: Magic Town used to cost £2.49 a month. Interestingly, that app doesn’t appear to be available on the App Store any more, so My Story World may be a relaunch to try to find a wider audience of parents and children.
Anyway, it’s worth a look. My Story World is a free download for iPad only.