We shall see, but personally I’m not convinced there is any real hunger for this CD-Romification of the reading experience…
Fiction edged its way closer to a digital incarnation with the publication this week of an interactive visual version of John Buchan’s classic thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Publisher Faber&Faber announced that it had [teamed] up with two software publishers and a developer, The Story Mechanics, to create a "fully playable, fully immersive product" which it believes breaks new ground in digital reading.
It said the app includes classic stop-frame animation and original silent film music. It would allow readers to "unlock dozens of achievements and items to collect on their reading journey, and explore hundreds of hand-painted digital environments and context from 1910s Britain."