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Roald Dahl Fans, You Can Now Food Fight With the Twits

'Twit or Miss' Is First in Series of Apps Based on the Author's Work

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jul 23, 2015

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Fans of Roald Dahl's books can now get interactive with "Twit or Miss," the first of a series of apps based on the author's beloved stories.

Based on his children's book "The Twits," the app is available for Apple and Android and was created by Aardman Digital, the digital arm of Aardman Animation (of "Wallace and Gromit" and "Shaun the Sheep" fame). It involves a food fight where players have to stop Mr. Twit spitting gross, moldy food at a sleeping Mrs.Twit before she wakes up. Players score points and there are several levels (with "food bombs and wiggly worms to get your top score").

It was commissioned by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, which plans further apps based on the books together with publisher Penguin Random House. (We can't wait to see what's next -- a ride in the Great Glass Elevator? An Oompa Loompa dance-off?) Although Dahl has always been popular, his work is enjoying something of a renaissance in the wake of musicals for "Matilda" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." However, who knows what the author -- who railed against kids watching TV and screens in many of his books -- would think of his novels becoming computer games.

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Date
Jul 23, 2015
App Developer:
Aardman Digital
Client:
Roald Dahl Literary Estate

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