StoryCastle is an award-winning innovative voice-control appplication (Google Action), I developed specifically in partnership between HarperCollins and Google.
StoryCastle was built as part of the launch activity for Google’s new “Kids and Families” dedicated service on the Google Assistant platforms (included Google Assistant application support for iOS and GooglePlay stores as well as the Google Home device range).
StoryCastle was designed to be a unique interactive platform to enable busy families to discover classic children’s audiobooks in a uniquely exciting experience.
By “opening” the StoryCastle they were greeted by the app and guided to either the Blue Garden or the Red Tower where age-appropriate curated stories would be served up each day for their listening pleasure.
Mixing the best elements of classic fantasy computer games and Jackanory style traditions for oral storytelling, StoryCastle helped thousands of families and their kids enjoy these brilliant audio recordings in a secure and fun voice controlled app.
“Okay Google, open StoryCastle.”HarperCollins Children’s Books
Explore a world of magical, classic storytelling and bring audiobooks to life with StoryCastle, a unique new listening experiencing for kids and families. #OKGoogle #StoryCastle pic.twitter.com/bt5iXffYW4— HarperCollins Children’s Books (@HarperCollinsCh) 20 September 2018
StoryCastle went on to be shortlisted for several global digital publishing prizes – such as FutureBook campaign of the year.
and subsequently was announced as winner of the best Google Action of the year 2018 at Digital Book World.