An horizontal tale, a new narrative experience for tablets, created and designed by Mikaël Cixous, with a special sound design by Jean-Jacques Birgé.
SPECIAL MENTION OF THE BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR (fiction) - EDITOR'S CHOICE OF THE CHILDREN'S TECHNOLOGY REVIEW SUPPORTED BY CNL, SALON DU LIVRE DE JEUNESSE DE MONTREUIL -
A wordless tale spreads itself horizontally, offering a graphical and acoustic immersion into a poetic universe that everyone, across all ages, will appropriate as one wants, at one's own rate.
Boum! suggests a new way to dive into a story : The screen of the tablet becomes a window behind which one slides an infinite strip. The simplicity of interactivity, the uninterrupted progression of the hundred of pictures, the immersion provided by stereo sound, the sensitive pleasure of sliding, offer a whole new experience that leaves place for everyone's imagination and freedom of interpretation.
Boum! is the story of a guy very lonely and grey, that leaves home to his job, and as any mornings, follows the straight line leading him to the factory, without even thinking to look up at the sky.
But on this day, snow starts falling, and the line vanishes…
A wink at Prévert and his "Temps perdu", Boum! is a moment of poetry to share, or to enjoy on your own.
The absence of spoken or written words widens the field to any ages and any countries.
As for any works of "Les Inéditeurs", an interactive cover opens the story, an experimental appetizer that engages to the favorable atmosphere for contemplation and discovery.
One could look at the cover playing by itself in a generative way, or handle it very simply.
Here, take your time, let the slow time set in…
« A delight for both the eyes and the ears, this is a story presented in one continuous scroll. As you swipe bold illustrations unfold; set to a fascinating audio environment. This entry has a refreshing cinematic feel, and the point-of-view keeps changing, stretching the restrictions of the conventional frame. «
Jury of Bologna children's book fair
« Esta app rompe muchos convecionalismos entorno a la forma en la que se pueden contar los cuentos y las historias en los dispositivos táctiles ya que prescinde totalmente de la interactividad como la solemos entender y pone su valor en la belleza de las ilustraciones y la exquisita banda sonora que las acompaña. »
« We’re not Bologna’s, but we were the first academic entity reviewing your beautiful piece back in august. And we love using it with both teachers and kids/teens! Congrats on the award! ».
Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
Notre cœur fait boum pour Boum!, bijou graphique pour tablette.
Télérama Enfants n°12
/// Educational bonuses
The wordless story and the acoustic climate encourage the child to tell his/her own story, thus practicing an exercise of mental structuration on the narrative, without noticing it.
For the toddlers, a walk guided by an adult would help to go further into the thread of the story.
The interactive cover also constitutes a fresh "memory game", allowing the child to anticipates the disclosure of animated patterns, based on the former repetition of them.
/// The creators
A team of seasoned people in digital creation, notably for young audience, who crafts multimedia since the very beginnings, and who creates and spread unpublished quality works, out of the mainstream shapes.
Support to iOS 11
Updated deprecated code
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.