What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Updated to celebrate Frankenstein's 200 year anniversary with new content, that tells the story of how the novel was written.

App Description

+ 'a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet.' Kirkus starred review

+ ‘This masterful new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel may be the best interactive fiction yet’ — Laura Miller, Salon.com

+ “Superb” — Tim Harford, senior columnist for the FT

+ ‘the most eye-catching development in April's digital publishing’ — The Guardian

+ “Enormous sensitivity to Shelley's narrative... There's enormous intelligence behind the reworking” — Dr. Dale Townshend, lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Literature at Stirling University

+ ‘a visual and textual masterpiece that you will be thrilled to experience’ — John Bardinelli, Jayisgames.com


The year is 1792 and in his Paris laboratory, Victor Frankenstein is building a man... Guide his tale with your choices in this unique literary app.

Written by best-selling author Dave Morris, designed and developed by creative studio inkle and published by award-winning independent publisher, Profile Books, Frankenstein is a new way of experiencing Mary Shelley's classic tale of terror and revenge.

The original text has been fully adapted into interactive form, allowing you the reader to visit Frankenstein's workshop, help him make his monster, and guide him through the disastrous events that follow. This is a reading experience like no other, that will put you into the heart of the story.

With breath-taking visuals and sleek design, Frankenstein is an unputdownable reading experience, and a whole new kind of ebook.

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- New novel-length interactive re-telling of the classic story
- Weave your own narrative as you guide Victor Frankenstein's choices
- Innovative and beautiful easy-to-use interface provides a seamless reading experience
- 65 illustrations including detailed 16th century anatomical engravings
- The full text of the original Frankenstein, as published in 1818
- The Art of Frankenstein, an annotated gallery of the illustrations used

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 26, 2012 Initial release
  • April 26, 2012 New version 1.0.5
  • May 03, 2012 New version 1.0.6
  • June 16, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 18, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • August 23, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 25, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • October 26, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • November 04, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • December 08, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • June 22, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.1.1

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