Hilda Bewildered

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Thank you for your interest in this app. Ironically, this page gets more interest now that Hilda Bewildered is unavailable!

Hilda Bewildered was released 30 January 2015. Apple removes from sale apps which have not been regularly updated, regardless of whether they continue to work or not. In order to update Hilda we need the latest XCode, which requires a newer Mac. When we buy a new Mac, we’ll update XCode and resubmit Hilda Bewildered to the App Store. But we recently updated our PCs, so… we don’t actually need new Macs right now, apart from this one annoying thing.

See the Hilda Bewildered Book Trailer on YouTube.

Author notes are available from within the app. Various extra notes can be found published on this blog — click on a Hilda Bewildered tag or do a search for “Hilda Bewildered” to see them all in one place.

Hilda Bewildered is a shortlisted work for the 2015 Cybils Book App Awards.

Children’s Technology Review awarded Hilda Bewildered an Editor’s Choice Award

Shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize 2017

"The Hilda bewildered app requires iOS 5.1.1 or later, is compatible with iPad and utilises multiple functions such as intuitive navigation, hand-coded interactivity, painterly style artwork, an original soundtrack and hyperlinks. This can be classified as an interactive storybook due to the audio, visual and touch features, used to enhance the reader's experience (Lamb, 2011, p.14). Hilda bewildered is a complex narrative that requires the reader to interpret events, characters and themes through written text, images and the exploration of digital features." https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25067103-hilda-bewildered Goodreads review 03.09.2019.

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Cover image for Hilda Bewildered, a girl with long hair making an owl with her hands over her eyes
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Nina Kolovic