Revisit the Classics in HCA: The Princess and the Tinderbox

Old lessons are still worth teaching.

You may not know his name, but you have experienced many of his stories. From The Little Mermaid to The Ugly Duckling to The Emperor’s New Cloths, the works of Hans Christian Andersen have shaped generations with their morals and virtues, but not everyone viewed him in such esteem.

Kongo Interactive would like to change how you think about this story-weaver with their upcoming mobile release of HCA: The Princess and the Tinderbox.

“Today, many people laugh at Hans Christian Andersen as a silly clown. The brave rebel who actually stood up against social and artistic standards, has been ridiculed in numerous biographies, films, etc. over the past 150 years. We would like to rectify that image and portray him as the rebel who defied social rules,” says developer Per Rosendal, who has also written a master’s thesis on Andersen’s image.

Releasing in 10 languages on iOS and Android, HCA: The Princess and the Tinderbox has been in development for over 4 years with 50 developers. Though it does have a classic PC title that bares the same name, HCA: The Princess and the Tinderbox did find inspiration from the classic.

Will you dive into the digital recreation of Hans Christian Andersen’s work? Let us know what you thin about this idea in the comments below. While you are at it, I would love to hear what other pieces of classic literature that you thing would make games. A survival puzzler for Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-tale Heart could be interesting to see…

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Born in the heyday of mullets and the El Camino to a tech-foward family, Damien (a.k.a. Dame, PastorDame) quickly embraced the reality that “normal” is just a setting on a dryer. Damien is a pastor by trade and loves talking with anyone who is interested about life, God, and video games (in no particular order) - so, much so, that he and fellow MMORPG/GameSpace writer Matt Keith (Nexfury) create a podcast dedicated to that conversation. At the end of the day, Damien is a guy who loves his wife, his Mini Schnoodle, and crafting gourmet bowls of Mac N’ Cheese.

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