Novel Effect

Elevating storytelling with tools to add interactivity to traditional media

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Media & Gaming

Team

Matthew Hammersley

Melissa Hammersley

Location

Seattle

Partnered

2017

Novel Effect is an app for kids and families that uses voice recognition to follow the sound of your voice as you read stories out loud and the app adds in music, sound effects, and character voices at the right moment to bring the story to life. Sound effects are custom to each story, the library is growing constantly and now has over 300 titles in English and 30 in Spanish including childhood favorites, such as The Cat in the Hat, Giraffes can't Dance, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Novel Effect caters to children and parents who often use the app daily.

Team

Matthew Hammersley

Location

Seattle

Partnered

2017

Novel Effect is an app for kids and families that uses voice recognition to follow the sound of your voice as you read stories out loud and the app adds in music, sound effects, and character voices at the right moment to bring the story to life. Sound effects are custom to each story, the library is growing constantly and now has over 300 titles in English and 30 in Spanish including childhood favorites, such as The Cat in the Hat, Giraffes can't Dance, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Novel Effect caters to children and parents who often use the app daily.