The Ghost And The Witch (2013)

Master Thesis Project

The Ghost And The Witch (OT: Das Gespenst und die Hexe)  is an interactive storybook aimed at children age three to six years for touchscreen devices (with focus on tablets). At this age group the fear of witches and ghosts is widespread. As part of her final thesis in CGL´s M.A. program “Game Development and Research” Maren keitel wrote a story about a very courageous witch and a cowardly ghost. The story is told from two perspectives and children can choose which protagonist they want to follow. Each time the topic of fear is addressed in a playful manner.  The prototype was very well received during playtests with children. The final version of the interactive storybook is still under development.

Platform Tablets

Genre Interactive storybook  

Tagline A shy ghost and a witch who is afraid of the dark learn how they can overcome their fear together.

Team Maren Keitel (M.A. program 2011-13), idea and game design Thomas Wenzler-Horn, graphics Markus Hettlich, programming Manuel Loose, music