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Graphic novels appear to be going through a bit of a renaissance period in recent times with increasing numbers of people intrigued by the very notion. So it’s pretty cool to see a cumulative effort between a BAFTA (the equivalent of the Emmys in the UK) nominated screenwriter, a BAFTA winning executive producer and an award-winning graphic artist come together in the form of a new iPhone based graphic novel.

The novel entitled Exodus169 is all about an epic journey through space to the Planet Lumina, where humans hope to establish their first colony beyond Earth. Obviously things are bound to not quite go according to plan and it all makes for a gripping novel.

The novel is accompanied by stunning artwork and an original and fully-voiced soundtrack which all add a touch of class to proceedings. Depth is provided through a number of extras such as videos, character profiles, character blogs and even an on-board newspaper with new content uploaded weekly.

It’s interesting stuff and at a decent price too. The app along with Episode 1 and the regularly updated extras are free while Episode 2 and future instalments are only $0.99. Well worth a look for any graphic novel fan.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-22 :: Category: Entertainment

Fara Review

Fara Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A beautifully rendered action RPG with an ironic sense of humor.

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Fierce Grey Mouse HD is a delightful interactive story about a grey mouse who wants to be fierce like a wild animal. It is simply delightful to watch this mouse practice his fierceness – the roaring, and the pouncing, along with the exercising and healthy eating habits that it takes to grow big and strong. The only pitfall is that all grand, fierce gestures have scared his friends, and now there is nobody to play with. Rest assured; all ends well in this charming story that kids will enjoy, and maybe even relate to. Versions are available for both iPhone as well as iPad.

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Star Connect Review

Star Connect Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Connecting children of all ages.

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School 26: Summer of Secrets Review

School 26: Summer of Secrets Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Adventure gaming aimed at teenagers with a plethora of secrets and high school conflict, from a women-centric development studio.

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dream:scape Review

dream:scape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
dream:scape isn't so much a game as an interactive narrative. One that may be familiar and simple, but will also tug pretty hard on those heartstrings.

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A new hybrid form of game and comic is set to be released by Square Enix for iOS devices.

Known as Imaginary Range, the app sets out to allow players to flick through comic pages while also playing through a variety of different game sequences. Games look to be mostly mini-game in nature within a full-color comic book and similarly detailed plot.

The project has been overseen by Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, with novelist Souki Tsukishima handling the storyline, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series artist Toshiyuki Itahana in charge of the artwork. With pedigree that strong Imaginary Range is looking rather interesting indeed.

The comic/game is set in France during an attack by an evil creature known only as Omega and it’s down to Cid (yes, Final Fantasy fans, another character called Cid) and Ciela to stop this menance.

Once you complete the story, you can then unlock further comic commentary as well as the ability to play the game separately from the comicbook. If gameplay is anything like the visuals then Imaginary Range could well be something special.

Even better, it’s free to download and an universal app so iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch fans alike can enjoy it.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-05 :: Category: Games

Unwanted Guest: iPhone Edition

Unwanted Guest: iPhone Edition

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A new kind of storytelling brought to iPhone.

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Strange Rain Review

Strange Rain Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
People will swoon over Strange Rain's artsy demeanor, but the experience is short lived and not worth my money.

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John Henry Review

John Henry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
You'll feel like you've gotten to know the famous steel drivin' man personally after you finish with this app.

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Dracula HD on iPad Review

Dracula HD on iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A haunted tale of stately and vampiric proportions, told with atmospheric music and interactive style.

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Face Time With Mage Nuttimugs Review

Face Time With Mage Nuttimugs Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
“Animal Memory” is an educational animal match game that is lots and lots of fun.

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Beyond the unusual name, Mongoliad is an exciting new project that could play a part in changing the landscape for modern-day literature and the way it’s published. While everybody is busy talking about how the iPad could revolutionize the magazine market, this new serial novel collaboration is breaking new ground for both writers and consumers of traditional books.

Looking beyond the simple eBook reader mentality, Mongoliad harnesses the writing skills of Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear and others who will all contribute to the developing narrative. While a traditional story exists, Mongoliad’s aim is to create a world of interactivity between writers, readers and other non-literary members who can contribute to and enhance the story.
Mongoliad is due for launch this year and will be available on the iPhone and iPad.

Demoing just a few of Mongoliad’s promised features, Jeremy Bornstein of Subutai told us: “We think that devices like this really change publishing in a pretty fundamental way. Not just moving books into eBooks but really allowing for a lot more creative possibilities for engaging audiences”.

Set in around 1241 with the Mongol hoards threatening to destroy Europe, the novel will pull from a number of sources to ensure authenticity and from what we’ve heard so far, this includes experts in sword fighting to provide a healthy dose of swashbuckling knowledge.

The ins and outs of Mongoliad are still sketchy right now but we’re excited to see how the project progresses and, with such big names on board, how many others attempt to produce their own “novel within an app within an online service”. Most will likely be waiting to see the kind of buzz Mongoliad generates before taking the plunge but, from what we’ve seen so far, it’ll only be a matter of time.

[ as seen at the SF App Show ]

1112 Episode 2 Review

1112 Episode 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The second episode to 1112 shadows the first episode by taking the game to a whole new level of greatness. Games of this style have found their model to follow, and it's 1112.

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1112 Episode 01

1112 Episode 01

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
1112 Chapter 1 is an adventure game in the same vane of some of the great old Sierra titles that many of you many have grown up with. Wonderfully designed visuals and sounds, and a fun story.

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