Factsheet

Developer:
Step In Books
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Founding date:
March 1, 2014

Website:
stepinbooks.com

Press / Business contact:
contact@stepinbooks.com

Social:
twitter.com/stepinbooks

Releases:
Seven Minutes In The Warsaw Ghetto
Wuwu And Co
Mur

Address:
Kompagnistræde 16, 3rd floor
1208 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Phone:
+45 27 29 31 50

Description

Step In Books is a multi-award winning company that explores spatiality in relation to narratives. We make books on mobile devices that the reader can "step into". We work to further establish intuitive interaction in stories and in films, but Step In Books is already a new way of experiencing stories on mobile devices. By taking advantage of the unique features of tablets and phones, we are able to create a truly interactive way of telling stories. You still read your book, be it illustrated or text-only, but at any time you can "Step into" the story world. It creates an immersive reading experience. Our projects include Wuwu & Co. - a magical picture book, Mur - a step in book, Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto app, that is more like a step in movie, a concept we strive to elaborate further in the future.

History

Step In Books was founded in March 2014 by Aksel Køie. The idea was to build a platform to create step in books as a new way of experiencing digital books. In a step in book one can always read normally as we are used to from books, but if you put your tablet or phone in an upright position the picture changes and the storyworld opens up to the reader. At any given moment the reader can lay the device down and continue reading. Tablets especially are mostly used in the same way as we have been using books for centuries, but there are actually so many more opportunities for tablets, mostly due to the amount of sensors. One is the accelerometer which we have found interesting in our approach to digital literature. Depending on which story and author we are working with, the story changes according to the actions taken in the storyworld. It’s our take on augmented literature.

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Selected Articles

  • "Step In Books combines a strong narrative with surprising physical interaction where the tablet becomes a sort of magical mirror into the story's universe."
    - Thomas Vigild, Website
  • "There are so many apps out there but only two app market places. That we're lacking market places is a big problem. The largest task for digital marketing people is to speak with Apple-employees."
    - Aksel Køie, CEO and founder, stepinbooks.com
  • "The publishers are ready to try new things. The market is to pressured that it hinders risk-taking, so they bet on things, which have sold in the past."
    - Aksel Køie, CEO and founder, stepinbooks.com
  • "Most of what has been done isn't at all innovative. I'm convinced that there is a market out there, but so far the children's book industry has failed miserably."
    - Aksel Køie, CEO and founder, stepinbooks.com
  • "There's a lot of kitsch within game design. They know how to make innovative things, which engage children, but they don't work with art. On the other hand you got all the artists, who don't know what engages. Those two groups must meet."
    - Aksel Køie, CEO and founder, stepinbooks.com

Official Website
Visit us at http://stepinbooks.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Aksel Køie
CEO and Founder

André Taono
Creative Developer

Bela Marian Deneş
Software Developer

Jesper Ankarfeldt
Sound Designer


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