The new release of the books is now using smartphones and tablets to enhance its Ghosts and Ghouls.
Although books in the horror genre can be scary enough on their own, Goosebottom Books’ latest release of Horrible Hauntings has been enhanced with augmented reality in order to give the experience even more spine chilling flair.
The legendary characters within its pages appear to come to life with its interactive features.
The characters appear to move about in 3D, simply by using an augmented reality app on a smartphone or tablet, and holding it over the pages that have been equipped with the compatibility.
There are ten famous haunting that are enhanced with the augmented reality feature in the book.
These historical haunting are now described not only in words and still images in the book, but, through the use of augmented reality technology, readers are now able to not only see the ghosts moving around, but they can interact with them as well. The three dimensional ghosts appear to come alive as they move around before the viewer’s eyes. They can also be manipulated by the reader through a number of AR features.
The historical haunting are among the most famous and are already carefully and lushly illustrated to help to expose the reader to some of the more fascinating and chilling legendary ghosts that have walked the Earth throughout the ages. Among those that are covered within this creepy tome are the Flying Dutchman, the Amherst Poltergeist, the Headless Horseman, Bloody Mary, and even the princes who are said to walk about the Tower of London.
These are also some of the eerie images that come to live through the book’s augmented reality elements. Using a smartphone or a tablet and by touching the controls through the view – or even by speaking – the entire experience can be altered and enhanced and is entirely at the control of the reader.
The book’s official title is called “Horrible Hauntings: An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls”. It is written by Shirin Yim Bridges and its illustrations were created by William Maughan. It is certain to be a defining step for other types of illustrated literature.