Khoya Khoya Chand- An Augmented Reality Book

Khoya is an interactive fantasy novel for children Illustrated, Animated, Conceptualized
 and partly written by me.
What makes it interactive is that is uses a technology called Augmented Reality to bridge the gap between the tangible (a book) and the technological.
It also bridges my two loves (amongst many)- animation and print. 
How it does this is that the book has a variety of 'markers' or symbols with limericks on how to use them, the reader, while reading a page, picks up these markers and brings it to their webcam, and using visual recognition the marker triggers off an animation in real time. So in a sense one 'brings the book to life'.
Using this technology one can become different characters in the book, unlock riddles or simply watch as the illustrations in the book start to move. :) 
A User-interaction Video coming soon. But here are some spreads from chapter 1 for now.
It's designed for children above the age of 12. 

Credit Roll:

Original concept, Illustration, Animation and Design by Shilo Shiv Suleman

Augmented Reality, programming and further conceptualization
Dhruv Nawani

Written by Shilo Shiv Suleman and Avijit Michael with inputs from Hari Adivarekar.

Contributers and Conceptualizers

Nilofer Suleman, Arshia Sattar, Molly and Maya, Anders Sandell, Ampat Varghese, Gayatri Ganju, Kunal Sen, Vani Sreekanta, Mana Dhanraj and the Toys Lab


Hari Adivarekar said...

Its a pity not everyone will hold and see it... its so much more amazing that way... :)

Ridhi said...


nikheel said...

Great job!!

abhishek singh said...

beautiful story in there:)
Congrats and many compliments!

Su said...


Beautiful work! Im fascinated by your illustration and the words in the book! How can i land a copy of this? Really looking fwd to owning a copy of Khoya. Do tell.

Tati e Luke Skywalker said...

I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I love your drawings! I got very very very interested in Khoya! How can I buy a copy??

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