The Book of Elm, developed by team Cellardoor, is an interactive storybook that the user engages with using shadows created by an object held in front of a web camera, or manipulated with a touch screen or mouse. Built for the web with Microsoft Silverlight, The team said the goal of the game was to get children to associate books with fun. The story of the book follows a cute little guy named Elm, who emphasizes the taking of simple actions to care for the environment. as the user reads through the book, interactive challenges arise.The team hopes to simultaneously instill a love of reading and an awareness of environmental issues.
See a video demonstration of the Book of Elm here