I am not sure if you know this, but the subject of Star Wars is very popular at the moment. The world is full of Star Wars fanatics, and the geniuses at Disney have found a way to bring the younger generation up to speed with the rest of us.
You see, Disney doesn’t want anyone coming into Star Wars: Episode VII blind. To make sure this is not the case, they have developed a mobile app called Star Wars Journeys. Available today, for $6.99 you can own the first installment, Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace. Every episode will have its own Journeys app. In each one you will find a three part app that consists of an interactive story, a database where you can access all characters, worlds, and vehicles, and a game that goes along with the episode. This all sounds wonderful for any fan of the series. In an interview with Variety, Andrew Sugerman, executive VP of Disney Publishing Worldwide had this to say about the new app:
We have wanted to create an immersive story telling experience in ways you can’t do in the print format. Qe want to make sure the products are relevant to as wide of an audience as possible. They’re great for children and great for families.”
Variety went on to explain, saying:
"Each version was designed with 20 scenes but can be expanded with new sequences, character breakdowns and additions to the gameplay, should they prove popular with users. The story mode alone is expected to take 45 minutes to an hour to complete."
They have a target audience of 6 to 12 year olds. This is a good thing for the kids that have parents that aren’t into Star Wars, or the kids that have already seen the movies and want a refresher course. However, if you are a fan of Star Wars and you have children who have not experienced the awesomeness of the Saga, it is your obligation to society to watch the movies with your kids. Don’t rob them of the glory that is the Star Wars Universe.
They will be releasing the other apps periodically until December 2015 so that there will be plenty of time to brush up on your Star Wars knowledge. Below you will find a trailer and some screen shots of The Phantom Menace. Enjoy!