History VideoGame / LivingBooks

25th Jan '18 8:36:47 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* ShoutOut: In the first scene of ''Harry and the Haunted House'', whenever you click on the bird, he'll say [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff a rather famous baseball quote]].

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In the first scene of ''Harry and the Haunted House'', whenever you click on the bird, he'll say [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff a rather famous baseball quote]].quote]].
** In ''Sheila Rae'', when you click on a hole in the ground on the ninth page, a groundhog will show up and ask if anyone knows the way to San Jose. This is a reference to a 1968 song "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" by Burt Bacharach.
8th Jan '18 5:54:53 PM ngh93
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''Living Books'' was a series of interactive books with animation aimed at children[[note]]basically, proto-{{KineticNovel}}s (''not'' VisualNovels, as there is no semblance of choice involved)[[/note]] produced by Creator/{{Broderbund}} and distributed on CD-ROM for UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows and UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh. The series began with the release of ''[[Literature/LittleCritter Just Grandma and Me]]'' (an adaptation of the book by Mercer Mayer) in 1992. Later, in 2012, several former Living Books employees formed Wanderful Interactive Storybooks and secured the rights to Living Books assets from owning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and have since released many of the games for modern [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]] mobile devices, with Windows and Mac versions still on the horizon. The newer apps add a few new features such as an in-page interface for skipping directly to other pages, as well as the ability to switch between languages on the fly.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/living_books_8.png]] ''Living Books'' was a series of interactive books with animation aimed at children[[note]]basically, proto-{{KineticNovel}}s (''not'' VisualNovels, as there is no semblance of choice involved)[[/note]] produced by Creator/{{Broderbund}} and distributed on CD-ROM for UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows and UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh. The series began with the release of ''[[Literature/LittleCritter Just Grandma and Me]]'' (an adaptation of the book by Mercer Mayer) in 1992. Later, in 2012, several former Living Books employees formed Wanderful Interactive Storybooks and secured the rights to Living Books assets from owning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and have since released many of the games for modern [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]] mobile devices, with Windows and Mac versions still on the horizon. The newer apps add a few new features such as an in-page interface for skipping directly to other pages, as well as the ability to switch between languages on the fly.
19th Nov '17 4:14:49 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* PopUpVideoGames: The Let Me Play option in every single game in the series, and potentially the UrExample. The only other known example as early as this was Creator/HumongousEntertainment's games, and they claimed to get their inspiration of this concept from these.

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* PopUpVideoGames: The Let Me Play option in every single game in the series, and potentially the UrExample.TropeMaker as they were the ones who popularized it. The only other known example as early as this was Creator/HumongousEntertainment's games, and they claimed to get their inspiration of this concept from these.
19th Nov '17 4:13:06 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* PopUpVideoGames: The Let Me Play option in every single game in the series.

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* PopUpVideoGames: The Let Me Play option in every single game in the series.series, and potentially the UrExample. The only other known example as early as this was Creator/HumongousEntertainment's games, and they claimed to get their inspiration of this concept from these.
13th Oct '17 10:10:19 PM KoopaKid17
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* GotVolunteered: In ''Harry and the Haunted House'', this happens to Harry.
--> '''Harry Voice-Over''': The front door was open a little so we went in. ''(Earl and Stinky shove Harry through the door)'' [[BlatantLies I volunteered to take the lead]].



--> '''D.W.''': Dad, that's not funny!

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--> '''D.W.''': [[DudeNotFunny Dad, that's not funny!funny]]!
13th Oct '17 9:52:15 PM KoopaKid17
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* DramaticIrony: On almost every page of ''Harry and the Haunted House'', you can click on items to make ghosts appear. Despite this confirming that the house is haunted, no main character in the story catches on.
13th Oct '17 9:44:28 PM KoopaKid17
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*** DownerEnding: Clicking the treasure pile results in Arthur/Buster deciding to keep the treasure all to themselves; locking themselves in their bedroom with the treasure and [[PooledFunds swimming in it]] [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]]-style. Everyone expresses disappointment in Arthur/Buster for not doing more with their newfound wealth and Arthur/Buster [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking miss their favorite dessert]] because their treasure blocked their door. A subtle moral about sharing your benefits with others ensues.

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*** DownerEnding: Clicking the treasure pile results in Arthur/Buster deciding to keep the treasure all to themselves; locking themselves in their bedroom with the treasure and [[PooledFunds swimming in it]] [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]]-style. Everyone expresses disappointment in Arthur/Buster for not doing more with their newfound wealth and Arthur/Buster [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking miss their favorite dessert]] because their treasure blocked their door. [[AnAesop A subtle moral about sharing your benefits with others ensues.ensues]].
11th Oct '17 9:03:17 PM KoopaKid17
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* OhNoNotAgain: In ''Harry and the Haunted House'', this is Amy's reaction when Stinky tells her to go back inside the house for Harry's lost hat.
30th Sep '17 8:52:40 PM nombretomado
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* SameLanguageDub: Much like how HumongousEntertainment got entirely redone dubs for the UK, Living Books also got several UK dubs. Four of these UK dubs were also rereleased on the [[IOSGames iPod, iPad, and iPhone]] by Wanderful Storybooks.

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* SameLanguageDub: Much like how HumongousEntertainment Creator/HumongousEntertainment got entirely redone dubs for the UK, Living Books also got several UK dubs. Four of these UK dubs were also rereleased on the [[IOSGames iPod, iPad, and iPhone]] by Wanderful Storybooks.
21st Aug '17 6:58:56 AM CosmicFerret
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* '''''TheBerenstainBears Get in a Fight''''' (1995)

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* '''''TheBerenstainBears '''''Literature/TheBerenstainBears Get in a Fight''''' (1995)



* '''''TheBerenstainBears in the Dark''''' (1996)

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* '''''TheBerenstainBears '''''Literature/TheBerenstainBears in the Dark''''' (1996)
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