Marvel Hero Tales App Encourages Kids to Read By Making Comics

Posted by | June 17, 2019 | Mobile, News, Video | No Comments

Marvel Hero Tales is a new educational storytelling app available for iOS and Android. It’s designed to develop language and reading skills for kids ages 9-11.

The app uses interactive 3D comic book panels starring Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel. Kids will help identify words and form the proper sentences to complete the panel and watch the action unfold. Players will end up level up, earn badges and words, create their own custom comic, and learn valuable reading and analytical skills.

Marvel Hero Tales was developed by Kuato Studios, in conjunction with the Center for Applied Language Studies at the University of Portland Oregon.

“This is the most personal project I’ve ever been involved with, not just because of my love of the Marvel Universe, but also because as a child with undiagnosed dyslexia, school, and particularly reading, was incredibly challenging for me,” said Mark Horneff, CEO, Kuato Studios. “I remember one day when I was 8, my Mum picked me up from school and gave me a copy of Spider-Man – my very first introduction to Marvel. From that moment on I was hooked; I read it cover to cover every day. Those adventures fed not only my imagination, but my confidence as a storyteller and my passion for reading. My hope is that Marvel Hero Tales will inspire a new generation of Marvel readers and storytellers, and in some small way, allow that 8-year-old to repay some of the debt I owe to Peter Parker.”

Marvel Hero Tales is free to download with in-app purchases and a monthly subscription with weekly updates and new content ($1.99/mo, $18.99/year). In-app purchases can be disabled via your mobile device’s settings.

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