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It's only a brief glimpse into a potentially very interesting sci-fi graphic novel but Upgrade Soul is quite glorious to read through and interact with.
What's NewChapter 6 is here! The Nonnars finally get the answers they've been seeking, but the truth is even more unsettling than they feared. Also in this update:
- Bug fix for crashes in third scene of Chapter 5
- In "Extras": More issues of The Changers for owners of Chapters 4, 5, and 6
- Also in "Extras" for owners of Chapter 6: A live performance of Chapters 3 and 4 by Ezra Claytan Daniels, recorded at Brainframe in Chicago
With this update, Act I of Upgrade Soul (Chapters 1-6) is complete. Work on Act II is already underway, but we'll be focusing on some technical updates first. Thanks for all of your support!
App Descriptionâ€śGripping science fiction... an enchanting read.â€ť â€”MacLife / "...glorious to read through and interact with." â€”148 Apps / Just announced as a finalist at IndieCade, "the video game industry's Sundance," Upgrade Soul simply feels, looks and sounds like no other story on the iPad or iPhone. Written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels. Read Chapter One for free!
With fluid navigation, interactive 3D and dynamic music, Upgrade Soul tells the story of Hank and Molly Nonnar, wealthy science buffs who decide to fund a risky, experimental therapy to rejuvenate the human body, with only one condition: that they be first in line to receive it. When dangerous complications develop... the battle for psychological dominance begins.
â€˘ Uniquely immersive
â€˘ Smooth, seamless navigation
â€˘ Native multi-panel experience without awkward panning and zooming
â€˘ Glasses-free interactive 3D thatâ€™s subtle and natural
â€˘ Rich, dynamic score that you perform as you read
â€˘ Great experience when mirrored to Apple TV
â€˘ Behind the scenes extras and unlockable content
--> Requires at least an iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (5th gen). <--
Upgrade Soul was built using our new Opertoonityâ„˘ engine for digital comics that complements the reading experience with fluid navigation, interactive 3D, and dynamic music. Panels slide and reshape effortlessly as you swipe your way through the storyâ€”while the quirky, rich, and interactive musical score follows every gesture you make. Learn more at http://opertoon.com/opertoonity.
Each chapter is about 1/2 the length of a typical comic book, and enhanced with interactive music and 3D effects. Chapter 1 is included; Chapters 2-6 are available now individually or as a bundle (save 30%!) via in-app purchase.
Production of Chapters 7-12 is underway; expect a hiatus of several months before Chapter 7 is released.
â–şâ–ş WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING â—€â—€
"Stunning in form and clever in execution..."
"This is the first story I've seen that truly inhabits the iPad."
"Graphic art is beautifully rendered and the subtle 3D effects add to the experience."
"This is a revolutionary new graphic novel, the graphic[s] are amazing and I have been completely taken over by the story..."
"Very innovative and about time digital comics were actually designed for digital media and not just transposed from print!"
â–şâ–ş WANT TO KNOW MORE? â—€â—€
Visit the website: http://upgradesoul.com
See the app in action: http://youtu.be/14CPAXh3NYA
Watch the story trailer: http://youtu.be/J53nAAy7ggU
Questions? Comments? Get in touch!
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