WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT US
“A true narrative adventure” -DeclicKids
“Il était des fois rejuvenates the world of traditional bedtime stories” -Pedagogeek
“A successful aesthetic and a harmonious design” -Esprit BD
“A very thorough reflexion on the various ways of telling a story with tablet computers” -AppliMini
“Il était des fois completely reinvents the established rules of fairy tales” -IdBoox
“A story in which any kind of twist and turns can happen by a simple slide on the screen”
“High quality guaranteed” -Gobelins
“Belongs to those digital kids apps that we love” -ELLE Magazine
DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE CHILDREN STORIES
“Il était des fois” is an application that makes it possible for the reader to give life to his very own story. The role selection, the selection of the main character, the different points of view, the confrontation of the various narrations, all become interchangeable units. “Il était des fois” gives the child a chance to be the author of his own story, and gives a helping hand to all the parents who are a little bit out of ideas for the bedtime stories.
SELECT THE DIFFERENT ROLES
Which one of the dragon, the knight or the princess will be the villain, the hero or the target?
You are the one who choses everyone’s role. No more clichés!
SELECTION OF THE MAIN CHARACTER
What are you more into? A story about villains or about good guys?
Before launching your story, select your main character.
CHANGE OF POINT OF VIEW
You want to know what’s happening on the other side?
At any point in the story, rotate your iPad to change the point of view and then follow another character.
COMPARE THE THREE STORYTELLINGS
And what about the educational purpose of all this?
By rotating your iPad by 180°, you’ll be able to compare how the three stories go on.
CREATE YOUR OWN STORIES
In need for new ideas for bedtime stories?
The shuffle mode will help you create your own adventures. It’s time to play!
USE IT WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY
My son likes the knight better, my daughter the princess.
With “Il était des fois” rediscover the joy and togetherness of family readings. The iPad is not just a screen anymore. It becomes a proper object that we like to touch and carry with us, just like a book!
Discover the presentation video of our app “Il était des fois” and further informations on www.iletaitdesfois.fr And follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/Iletaitdesfois
“Il était des fois” is a project created by Valentin Gall and Olivier Castille.
First developed at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, it was then finalized at the Gobelins l’École de l’image. The project is supported by the European Social Fund.
“Il était des fois” exists in French and English. This app doesn’t work on iPad 1. It works on iPad 2 and on every new versions.
- Once upon many times, there was a big fat THANK YOU!
Thank you for choosing “Il était des fois” to tell your stories. Since the launch of the app in 2013, the number of users has never stopped growing, whether it be for the bedtime stories or for the educational activities.
So whether you are a princess, a knight or a dragon, we sincerely thank you!
- Once upon many times, there was an update.
This is the app’s first real update and we took all the time needed to bring you this brand new version full of new options.
So we really hope you’ll like it.
- Once upon many times, there was an English version…finally!
The real novelty of this update is, of course, the English translation. You can now chose to use the app in English or in French, whether it be for reading the stories or listening to them.
You have friends or family in the UK or in the US? You have an English class to prepare? Spread the word and talk about us!
- Once upon many times, there was a lot of workshops.
Since 2014, the team of “Il était des fois” has organized all sorts of creative workshops in cultural areas such as libraries and museums.
Find out all about it on our website and download all the latest workshops’ materials.
- Once upon many times, there was a community.
A picture of a lovely dragon? Your version of a nasty princess? The story of a knight who has no Wi-Fi? Join our community of readers and keep on inventing new stories.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.