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App description: Pry is a book to watch and film to touch: a story revealed by opening a characters eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, Jamesa demolition expertreturned from the First Gulf War. Explore James mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present.

prynovella.com

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"Everyone interested in the contemporary state or future of literature as a hybrid tactile mediated experience should experience Pry."
Los Angeles Review of Books

"The narrative is fragmented, the visuals atmospheric: Charlie Kaufman by way of an acid trip." LA Weekly

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**Future of Storytelling Prize**
**2015 Independent Games Festival Finalist for Excellence in Narrative**
**IndieCade 2015 Digital Selection**
**New York Film Festival: Convergence Official Selection**
**Slamdance Digital, Interactive and Gaming Official Selection**
**19th Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Selection**
**Winner of the Robert Coover Award**
**Winner New Media Writing Prize**
**FWA Mobile Award**

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PRY runs on iPad 2 and newer, iPhone 4s and newer, and iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Small text optimized for iPhone 5 and above.

**Epilepsy Warning: project contains moments of flashing text and strobing imagery. Reduced flashing mode available in PRY settings.**
10-01-2014, 05:42 AM
#2
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Posts: 4,283
This looks very interesting, I wonder what the gameplay elements are or if there are any at all.

10-02-2014, 08:00 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 105
No discussion?
10-02-2014, 08:03 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2012
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Posts: 4,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesse_dylan View Post
No discussion?
Ya, did anyone get this yet? Any impressions?
10-02-2014, 10:41 AM
#5
Ok I downloaded it and played it, I say played it but it isn't really a game. What it is is an intriguing piece of interactive visual novel that opens and progresses with you pinching the screen.

It uses film to tell a story (I won't go into it here) that to be honest is a complete mystery to me, but this I believe is only part 1 so things will become clearer in time.

I would say if you like interactive novels you will enjoy this. It's quite artsy in its presentaion and I would imagine you would have to be patient if you wanted to know the full story. It's maybe a little unfair to put this in the games section because I can guarantee some will hate on it. I enjoyed it, very short though for 2.00 unless I'm missing something that requires a second run through.
10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,597
What was the length?
10-02-2014, 11:32 PM
#7
Unless I'm missing something it was literally about 30 minutes long.
10-19-2014, 03:46 PM
#8
Pry is not a game, but a very fascinating piece of interactive art. The only comment I had was that the flashing text and flashing pictures/movies were very disturbing for an epileptic like myself. I got a very immediate answer, and they put an epileptic warning in the App store. And for chapter 2 some new coding to make it less flashy for people like me.
10-19-2014, 05:20 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by willemijnms View Post
Pry is not a game, but a very fascinating piece of interactive art. The only comment I had was that the flashing text and flashing pictures/movies were very disturbing for an epileptic like myself. I got a very immediate answer, and they put an epileptic warning in the App store. And for chapter 2 some new coding to make it less flashy for people like me.
Good point. I don't have epilepsy but the rapidly flashing words and pics were bothersome to me, too. I haven't checked myself, but while the App Store warning is serviceable, it isn't sufficient. If it isn't in place (I'd check but I since finished the available chapters and deleted it for free up some space), a similar warning should be in-game as well. Sometimes people like myself tend to breeze by the App description and move onto the "Buy" button in the excitement of purchasing a new item.


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01-16-2015, 09:01 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 6
Didn't the creators say it's different every time you play the game and that multiple playthroughs were incouraged?