The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home - an amazing story book from outer space to a child’s home, discover your name in the stars and see your own house from space!.

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is the second customiseable childrens book from Google backed start-up, Lost.My.Name. Customers are able to input a childs name, sex, appearence, home address and more to create a fully unique tale of a child and his friend in the magic of outer space.

I worked on the launch campaign, promo and post launch site alongside some animation and concepting work too.

Beyond the inherent magic of the story, the tale of adventure was taken to new heights when it was read out by British astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station as part of the Storytime from Space inititive.

— Users could test out the books glow in the dark cover with the flick of a switch.

— Astronaut Tim Peake reads The Incredible Journey whilst on the International Space Station!

— The Beta tester onboarding was an evolving, animated scene where the pig (and later the sheep) would wander its environment until you entered your details, after which it would be abducted into space, thus tieing into the books story.

— I explored several interactive possibilities with the books story, such as compositing the crashed ship onto a live Google streetview and the use of augmented reality where the characters in the book would come to life, animated on the page as the child reads.