At Grabbit, our mission is to help children (and children at heart) fall in love with reading by combining the best of e-books, audiobooks, and videogames to create an experience that is new and exciting.
We want to make reading cool again – while helping both children and their parents deepen their love for storytime.
Founded in 2014, by CEO and game designer Jarek Beksa, Grabbit is pioneering voice game development – we are the only development studio in New Zealand creating games for Google Assistant and we hope to share the potential of this immersive new multimodal medium with the world.
Grabbit’s fresh take on storytelling uses professional voice acting, appealing visuals, sound effects and music in order to reimagine traditional stories in an accessible, engaging way.
Twisted Tales is Grabbit’s first story project, which allows players to build their own versions of classic stories. Twisted Tales allow players to not only take on the role of Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel, but also the Big Bad Wolf or the Evil Witch, experiencing the stories from their point of view!
Twisted Tales educate and entertain, all the while stimulating a child’s imagination. This was recognised by Dr Jannie van Hees from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, who says that Twisted Tales can teach children reading, writing, listening and risk management skills, as well as decision-making.
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