BBC Worldwide has revamped its educational iPad app Inside the World of Dinosaurs, converting it into an “comprehensive interactive dinosaur encyclopaedia” voiced by actor Stephen Fry.
The new version offers users 60 expertly modelled, photo-realistic dinosaurs chosen by researchers to reflect a combination of the most popular and unique dinosaurs to ever to have roamed the Earth.
Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside their World, is now available for $4.99 (US), £2.99 (UK) and $5.49 (Australia) for the iPad with iPhone and Android versions to follow later this year.
Developed by M5859 Studios, the app takes users on an immersive journey through interactive 3D animations and authentic fight sequences that breathe life into each creature.
Delving further into the app, fans can flip through articles about prehistoric life based on the latest research, while profiles on ‘Dinosaur Hunters’ uncover recently discovered mysteries about what life may have been like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
All of the information within the app has been researched by Walking with Dinosaurs’ expert palaeontologists and each dinosaur is designed to create an unparalleled experience for iPad users.
“I’ve been involved with a few apps and games and other digital doodads, but none of them has given me as much pleasure as being the roar of Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside their World,” said Stephen Fry.
“Aside from the uniquely challenging issue of pronouncing the names of some of the rare species, the sheer delight in learning about the creatures themselves and the great palaeontologists and fossil hunters who envisioned and calculated so much from such scanty evidence with such brilliant scientific acuity was truly inspiring.”
Paul Joffe, VP Digital Entertainment & Games, BBC Worldwide said, “We are proud to be working with the team at M5859 Studios to release such an engaging and educational app for the Walking with Dinosaurs brand. Dinosaur fans can now easily navigate and learn about dozens of their favorite creatures as well as the people that discovered them.”
BBC Worldwide is mid-way through a major re-launch of the Walking with Dinosaurs brand, with a slate of digital activity rolling out throughout the year.