App Watch: What Publishers are Launching in the Mobile Space
Application: High School Bites
Produced by: Penguin Group USA
Description & Features
Based on the series “The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod” by New York Times best-selling YA author Heather Brewer, High School Bites allows users to enter into the blood-sucking world of Vladimir Tod, Brewer’s hero whose human mother and vampire father perished in a fire. Special features of High School Bites include two different ways to play—either swiping the screen or tilting the device—and three different levels of difficulty, which users can increase as they progress.
The Pac Man-style game has users fanging through the halls of high school and dealing with issues “way bigger than a second period calculus test.” Scoring points, recharging by eating blood-filled PB&J sandwiches, and fighting the slayers hunting you in the halls, are all challenges users face while trying to make it out of school alive, er, undead.
—Tess Fox and Whitney Reed