Several months ago Sugar Creative Studio announced a collaboration with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to create a series of educational augmented reality (AR) apps. This week the first of those apps has now arrived with Dr. Seuss’s ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet! now available for iOS and Android devices.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet! teaches the alphabet along with Seussian characters such as Aunt Annie’s Alligator, David Donald Doo, Fiffer-Feffer-Feff, Little Lola Lopp, Vera Violet Vinn, Young Yolanda Yorganson, Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, and more.
Powered by Unity’s MARS extension, the app features a Story Mode and a Sandbox feature. The former guides kids sequentially through the alphabet, allowing them to listen and trace the letters whilst the animated characters appear in AR. While the Sandbox mode enables kids to select their favourite animated characters to create an AR world of their own.
“Dr. Seuss’s ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet! App is an exciting way to ignite young imaginations through interactive play with the creative stories and beloved characters both kids and parents love,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises President Susan Brandt said in a statement. “We are thrilled to launch the app just in time to commemorate the annual Dr. Seuss’s Birthday holiday.”
“Dr. Seuss Enterprises is committed to offering best-in-class experiences parents and educators can trust and embracing emerging technologies that bring Dr. Seuss’s books to life like never before while also creating meaningful storytelling and learning experiences for children,” said Susan Brandt, Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ President.
“Together with Sugar Creative, an innovator in immersive AR technology, we’re excited to celebrate reading and bring Dr. Seuss stories to life in a new way with Dr. Seuss’s ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet! app”.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet! can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play for $3.99 USD/£3.99 GBP. For further details on subsequent Dr. Seuss AR apps from Sugar Creative Studio, keep reading VRFocus.