The War of the Worlds app now available for the iPad (video)

This one looks kinda neat (you get to blow things up and set people on fire).From the press release:Smashing Ideas today announced The War of the Worlds for iPad is now available in iTunes.  The enhanced eBook, based on H.G. Wells classic Man vs. Martian tale, is available for the introductory price of $3.99. The War of the Worlds for iPad is the first release from the newly formed ePublishing division at Smashing Ideas.

"The War of the Worlds for iPad by Smashing Ideas is a stunning rendering of a novel that has been in continuous publication for more than one hundred years. We are excited to unveil this classic Sci-Fi tale as our first original eBook," said Ben Roberts, director of ePublishing for Smashing Ideas. "Adding modern, digital elements like real-time physics accompanied by our own illustrations really enhances the reading experience."

Features include:

  • 27 interactive, visually compelling pages integrated with text from the original 1898 publication
  • Design, illustrations and audio all created in-house by Smashing Ideas
  • Real-time physics send coins sliding, plates flying and the Red Weeds swaying as the user tilts and swipes their iPad
  • Intuitive design allows readers to touch-swipe the Martians Cylinders towards Earth and begin the invasion
  • Touch interactive elements throughout the story that allow reader to act as Martian or Human

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