Looking for Lightning
Looking for Lightning (Bliksem in Dutch) is a story about a boy being bored and starts looking for lightning. Bliksem is written and structured like a traditional picture book, but it has interactivity integral to the story build into it. Together with sound and animation it's an unique experience.
I developed the world together with the author Christiaan Coenraads. Technical development was done by Het Woeste Woud. Development was spread out over the span of multiple years and scientific research by the Dutch VU has made it into very helpful product for learning language.
2017 release, project duration 2010-2017 (on and off)
Writer: Christiaan Coenraads
Illustrator: Leo de Wijs
Developer: Het Woeste Woud
Interactive children's picture book
LINK TO BOOK
You can read / experience Bliksem (Dutch version)
Designing a world
The story is about a boy causing mayhem with a weather machine on the 'world below', so I spend a lot of time thinking out a believable and fun city where he will disrupt the going-on's of everyone.
The concept of what the story and character is about changed a lot during the development. Here are some examples of how this changed.