Simon & Schuster Develop Interactive Reading App for Children

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has announced a new multimedia, interactive reading experience, the U-Ventures: Return to the Cave of Time application available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad . The company worked with software developer Expanded Books/Expanded Apps and Edward Packard, creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure series, to create the multimedia version of the book, complete with sounds, light, and other special effects.

The application can be purchased on iTunes for $3.99. A second story, U-Ventures: the Black Hole, will be released later in the summer, and U-Ventures: the Forbidden Castle will be released in the fall.