Prowl is an interactive storybook for the iPad. It is set in an enthralling and colorful world where you will follow an adventure of the bear, mouse, tortoise, frog and fox. The story will introduce you to the world and characters of the table top role-playing game of Prowl. You can interact with the illustrations by preforming simple tasks to proceed to the next page. Artwork was made within Photoshop and eventually animated in After Effects and Flash. The first prototype of Prowl contains 4 interactive illustrations and for your convenience is playable on web.
New software and tools are making it very easy for artists to start their own digital storybooks, but creating successful interactive illustrations for a digital storybook is not as simple as it seems. I'm Isabella Koelman and Prowl is my HKU graduation project. For my master's degree I've used Prowl as research method. I've been searching guidelines for artists to create interactive illustrations that support a story. Several case studies were done and the result was tested with users to see how the design choices had impact and what could be learned. We would love to develop Prowl further and implement more fun interactivity and illustrations so it can be a fully payable app on the iPad! Vincent van der Zwaag | Story Isabella Koelman | Art & design Joris van Leeuwen | Programming