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** Editor's Choice in 22 Countries on the iTunes App Store **
When mischievous Lily sneaks out of bed, her Mooshum (grandfather) shares a cautionary tale filled with foreboding dark surprises. Join Lily and Thomas on a new adventure filled with touch interactivity, music, color, and sound. Beautiful narration and voice acting guide you through this magical world.
“The Story of Kalkalilh” is an interactive animated storybook experience that transports children into a new world and reinforces valuable life lessons. Kalkalilh is based on the oral traditions of the Skwxwú7mesh and predates many of the cannibal women stories of European folklore. Children can follow along in English, French, Spanish, or even the original Skwxwú7mesh language and learn more about the cultural traditions of this First Nations People.
The Story of Kalkalilh has elements of a classic fairytale, like that of Hansel and Gretel. Parents are advised that the presence of a villainous character might be a little scary for sensitive children.
— Touch, tilt & slide to bring the story to life
— New and original story world
— Charming and humorous narration
— Inspired by traditional Indigenous languages & histories
— Learn vocabulary and language: English, French, Spanish, and Squamish
— Educational word highlighting and definitions for young readers
— Optimized for iPhone 5 & Retina Display
“The overall quality of every aspect of this app – from the illustrations to the music and narration – is wonderfully realized and makes this app an easy one to recommend.”
– Amy Solomon, 148Apps
“Transports children into a mysterious world and reinforces valuable life lessons.”
– Best App Staff, Real Kids Apps
“A wonderful treat unlike anything you’ve seen on iOS, or on any mobile platform for that matter.”
– Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice
“A high-quality storybook that allows you to learn about a thousand-year-old tale and the Squamish language.“
– Eric Pramono, Geeks With Juniors
Headquartered in Vancouver, with an affiliate office in Toronto, Rival Schools is an award winning all—in-one creative agency and studio. The company was founded by individuals with diverse creative backgrounds, ranging from film to web, with one common vision—digital content is where it’s at.
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Awards & Recognition
Bramble Berry Tales: The Story of Kalkalilh
August 1st, 2013
Award winning digital agency Rival Schools is proud to announce the release of “The Story of Kalkalilh” the first mobile application in their three (3) part Bramble Berry Tales series.
Giving New Life to Indigenous Oral Histories
July 24th, 2013
Bramble Berry Tales brings Indigenous stories to the digital age
The Art of Bramble Berry Tales
July 22th, 2013
Betty Kwong creates for a new generation of interactive children’s books.
Concept & Storyworld
Neil McBean Technology Partner
Loud Crow Interactive Publisher
Loud Crow Interactive
Chief Ian Campbell Translations
Chief Ian Campbell Illustrators & 3D Artists
Danielle Greenfield (Lily)
Weston Snider (Thomas)
DC Goode (Mooshum)
Elinor Bell (Kookum)
Partners in Rhyme Experimental Stream Funding
Canada Media Fund Created By