The Beano has launched its first fully interactive story app Dennis & Gnasher Adventures!, voiced by Chris Johnson from hit CBBC show Dennis & Gnasher.
Developed in partnership with LivoBooks, the Dennis & Gnasher Adventures! app the app is available across iOS platforms and is free to download and currently available from the App Store.
The app follows the naughty duo as they battle against the zombies of Beanotown and features a four-part story which allows for camera integration giving players the opportunity to join Dennis and the gang as part of the story. Users can earn points and badges as games are completed and leaderboards give players the opportunity to track and compare their progress with that of friends.
The app is part of a digital expansion that has also seen The Beano launch in Minecraft recently. Mark Cotton, who is leading the project said, “The app combines the amazing characters, humour and storytelling of The Beano with interactive features and gameplay. It places players inside the story, causing mischief right alongside Dennis and Gnasher.”
“We also listened to the needs of parents when designing the app. We found that parents were looking for products that were not simply games, and that were trusted to be age-appropriate. We feel that Dennis & Gnasher Adventures! really delivers on this.
“Throughout the story, there are loads of hidden activities and challenges so kids can enjoy it time and time again. Just like The Beano, it makes great family fun and should make mum and dad chuckle too.
“The app is part of an exciting expansion for The Beano – including two further apps launching early in 2015.”
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.