What was I missing in the Aladdin fairy tale, which I read in my childhood? And what I didn’t like in the Disney’s version I watched later? I was thinking about that when I started working on new interactive version of the fairy tale.
Honestly, I love the original version of Aladdin and don’t like the Disney’s one. Why they turned a honest boy into a thief and a crook? But on the other hand, whether Geenie should stay as a slave of the lamp, as it was in the original tale, or should he be freed as at Disney’s?
Together with Genine Babakian, the author of the “Aladdin” new version, we had to make these choices between the original story, its interpretations and current realities of life.
We knew that we wanted to do our own version of a fairy tale, but we doubted - how should our heroes behave? Have we chosen the right time for the release, especially with all those events taking place in the Arab world, which have painful impact on the fate of many families all over the world. Nevertheless, we continued to work, because we loved this amazing and kind story. Anyway, I find it difficult to recall another story which I'd read as a child with the same interest and enthusiasm.
We knew that by using new technologies, we could not only to create another version of the fairy tale, but also to make the story something completely new. And I hope that we’ve done this by adding fun and clever games, excellent original music tracks and colorful illustrations, created by the talented artist Svetlana Tolstosheina.
By the way, our version of Aladdin, though it’s a story first, has more games than any existing Aladdin game. Most of our games are completely original, and some use the ideas of other popular games such as "flappy bird" or "guitar hero". The amount of illustrations is also greater than in any edition of this tale.
After 1,5 years of work Aladdin is now coming to the release. It will be published in all major app stores in April. And today we bring the first draft of this amazing fairy tale to your judgment and hope the app will become even more interesting and intriguing with your feedback.
Company website: www.ponyapps.com
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJzVw4Xi2w&feature=youtu.be