Treasure Island: I’ve Still Got Pirates on the Brain
It’s been a long time since high school, but I still remember my literature teacher having us read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This book reignited my imagination of what it would be like as a pirate. Its characters have seen their share of adaptations and reboots. Some are good, some are bad – and some are just plain ugly. No matter what, I’m drawn to the swashbucklin’ pirates, buried gold and a promise of adventure – regardless of how many times I have seen the story played out.
Just the other day, when I heard the call of the seven seas, I opened my Ultrabook™ and played Destination: Treasure Island (for work of course, more specifically for you – checking out the app). Picking up four years after the end of the adventure recounted in Stevenson’s novel, Jim Hawkings, now a strong, adventurous lad, receives a message from the dead Capt. Flint. But of course, a band of pirates is right on his tail! (Oh, and how did that message arrive from beyond the dead? Capt. Flint’s oldest companion – his talking parrot!) Typical pirates.
I play it under the auspices of showing my son the 3D graphics (yes, I played the work card again with him) and teaching him the pirate vocabulary. My wife and I only hope our son doesn’t want a talking parrot for a pet. But, I think it may be worth it. With Destination: Treasure Island I am able to take a 21st century approach to introduce my son to a classic novel.
So if you like to live vicariously through pirates , download Destination: Treasure Island from the Intel AppUp® center. If you’ve already downloaded the app, how well do you feel it evokes the original characters from the Treasure Island novel?