The BAFTA award winning entertainment company has announced the launch of the app to coincide with the BBC Christmas film
Stick Man: Helping Santa is the first ever app based on the children’s book Stick Man, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The app features three levels where players fly in Santa’s sleigh over the rooftops and have to drop presents down the right chimneys.
As they progress, decorations are unlocked for personalising their own Christmas tree.
Developed by Magic Light Pictures with Scary Beasties, Stick Man: Helping Santa is specially designed for 3-7 year olds. It is available to download via the App Store, priced at £1.49.
The release coincides with BBC One’s Christmas premiere of Magic Light Pictures’ animated adaption of Stick Man. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Rob Brydon, Martin Freeman, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Saunders and Russell Tovey.
Barney Goodland, digital manager, Magic Light Pictures, says: “We’re delighted to be releasing Stick Man: Helping Santa to coincide with the BBC’s Christmas premiere of the animated film. It’s been a real pleasure working with Julia’s text and Axel’s illustrations to bring them to life for the app. The game is fun, challenging and unmistakably festive. We hope children enjoy being a part of Stick Man’s world this Christmas and have their own adventures with Santa.”