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App Description"...uncommonly artistic... stunning use of emotion in a game..." â€”Casual Gameplay
"...a game that plays... like an interactive graphic novel." â€”MSNBC.com
"Interactive Storytelling Must-Play" â€”Emily Short's Interactive Fiction
-- Runner-Up, Mobile Puzzle Category, Casual Gameplay Best of '09
-- Official Selection, IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games --
-- Finalist, Achievement in Art Category, Second Annual Independent Games Festival Mobile --
-- Featured App, O'Reilly Media's "Best iPhone Apps: A Guide For Discriminating Downloaders" --
See a video of Ruben & Lullaby in action at http://opertoon.com.
*** Shake to make them angry. Stroke to make them sad. The future of their relationship is in your hands. ***
Experience a new kind of interactive storytelling with the critically-acclaimed Ruben & Lullaby, a digital comic/game (we call it an â€śopertoonâ€ť) that lets you shape the emotions of a quarreling couple with a touch.
Tilt left and right to advance the story as it unfolds through the faces of the characters, without words. Rub the screen to calm someone down, or shake the phone to make them angryâ€”an interactive jazz score responds to your every movement.
You can try to keep them together, try to break them up, or just enjoy the music you can make out of their circumstances as they react to each otherâ€¦ and to you.
- A story you play like a musical instrument
- Control the moods of the characters with touch and motion
- Dynamic jazz soundtrack you perform while playing
- Multiple endings
- Illustrations by graphic novelist Ezra Claytan Daniels
More praise for Ruben & Lullaby:
"...terribly impressive, both for what it achieves and what it portends." â€”Michael Abbot, The Brainy Gamer
"...nicely executed choose-your-own emotion game/story..." â€”Scott McCloud
Buy Ruben & Lullaby today, experience the game Apple called "engaging and beautifully designed,"* and help support future updates!
* From Apple's App Store Spotlight email for April 17, 2009.
January 14, 2009 Initial Release