Two Dads Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Bean&Gone

Storybook apps that encourage parents to share screen time with their children.


Cardiff, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/04/2015 -- Two Dads from the UK are developing a series of digital adventure stories for 3-7 year olds, with the aim of encouraging parents to spend more time with their children and share the experience together.

Designer Dan Clemo and Digital Developer Jason Veal have been working on the Bean&Gone™ stories and adventures for over two years and launched a campaign on global crowdfunding site Kickstarter on the 30th October 2015, to raise £75,000 for the project.

The crowdfunding campaign launch coincides with a recent piece of research that reveals - "learning from TV and touchscreens can be enhanced when parents participate with their children to create a social, interactive experience".

Both Dads have young families and were getting concerned about the amount of time their own children were spending on their digital devices. They began talking about creating something for their own children that they were happy for them to use on a regular basis.

The Bean&Gone™ series of interactive digital storybook Apps will be part of a multi-phase plan to bring parents and children together through co-play, using technology, with the stories at the heart of the activity.

For children, the concept is about play and enjoying the Bean characters, with lots of relevant interaction and references to the real world. Parents are provided with a multi-layered story and the opportunity to sit with their child and discover together whilst also making decisions about how the story will flow. There will be nine possible story paths to take within each adventure.

Highlighting the concept behind the Bean&Gone adventures™, Dan Clemo states, "Our stories follow Jim and Jess, two unassuming, inquisitive Beans on an adventure of a lifetime. We want parents and children to sit back, relax, discover, laugh, have fun, and immerse themselves in a world of classically themed, sci-fi inspired, multi-dimensional, time-bending, universe-spanning adventure stories."

The Kickstarter campaign for this project is now live. Funds raised from this campaign will be spent on:

- Creating the Bean 'Activity App'
- Creating the 1st digital storybook, 'An Accidental Adventure'
- Creating the 2nd digital storybook, 'A Wild Water Treasure Hunt'

This project will only be funded if at least £75,000 is pledged by Mon, November 30th, 2015.

To find out more about the campaign, please visit

The website of Bean&Gone™ is