Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Goes Digital with New App
A new iPad app based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling fantasy universe Discworld is in the works, according to a teaser video posted on the app’s official website.
The app, titled “Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map,” is being developed by Transworld Publishers, a subsidiary of Random House, and Agant, the creative muscle behind the recently released Shakespeare iPad apps. Details of the software’s features are scarce at present, but the app is likely to prove popular with fans of Pratchett’s intricate fantasy world.
Dave Addey, managing director of Agant, recently tweeted about the app, saying that details would follow in due course.
Since the release of The Color of Magic in 1983, the Discworld novels have proven enormously popular, selling more than 70 million copies worldwide. Pratchett has written 39 novels set in the Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants that, in turn, stand on the shell of the Great A’Tuin, a giant turtle.
It seems likely that the app will serve as a guidebook-style companion to the series, and given Agant’s experience and creativity, fans of Pratchett’s work probably won’t be disappointed.
Are you a Discworld fan? What features would you like to see in the app?
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