Wandering Tales

2014 Undergraduate Thesis
Pennsylvania State University

Developed as my undergraduate thesis project for Penn State University, Wandering Tales is an interactive storybook application aimed at facilitating parent-child communication.  The app uses a method of role playing to engage parents and children in a conversation about behavioral issues hand-tailored to the child's specific needs. Parents take the role of Captain Klint, a captain of a pirate ship who is always looking out for the well being of his first mate, Marco (the role of the child).  By answering a few questions before the story starts, Wandering Tales is able to generate a personalized story that addresses a conflict that relates to a conflict parents and children are having at home.


I developed Wandering Tales during my senior year of undergrad studies.  I am responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of the app from prototyping and coding to artwork.

  • Prototyping and Wireframe development
  • Concept Design
  • Final Art Assets
  • Dialogue
  • Forking Path Narrative
  • Coding (Actionscript 3.0)

Methodology & Delivery

You can read more about my process for developing this app in the PDF to the left.  Below is a small GIF sample of the app.  Users are invited to give a brief description of a problem they have encountered with their child.  The app asks a few questions about the conflict and generates a corresponding conflict between Marco and Captain Klint.

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