Free Apps: ‘Dracula’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’

PadWorx Digital Media is celebrating their 2nd anniversary this week and they want to share the joy. From now until 22 June, you can find 2 of their apps available as free downloads in iTunes. “It’s been an amazing two years for us, and we want to celebrate with iPad ebook lovers everywhere,” said Jeffrey Alan Schechter, CEO and Creative Director.

The apps in question are based on a couple classic novels, and they include the original text as well as fun interactive game features. The Dracula app has over 600 illustrations as well as pictures and audio and film clips drawn from the early days of this legend. It sound like it could be a fun game, too:

From lighting up the words on a page with a lantern, unsealing the mysteries of letters and journal entries, blowing the leaves off of tombstones to reveal the writing beneath, and even using your own “blood” to reveal hidden text on a page, you are intimately immersed in the storytelling.

The other free app is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Whether you’re traveling through time and space with Scrooge and the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, powering up and manipulating an assortment of wonderful steam powered devices, or just marvelling at each chapter’s unique page-turning contraptions, ‘A Christmas Carol’s’ steampunk-style animation, illustrations, original score, sound effects, and hidden Easter eggs of bonus content will draw you into the story’s unforgettable lessons of darkness, despair, joy and life.

You can find both apps in iTunes: