To celebrate Frankenstein's 200th birthday, we've added new content, detailing the heady circumstances under which the original novel was written.
+ '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
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated to celebrate Frankenstein's 200 year anniversary with new content, that tells the story of how the novel was written.
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliant, I love it!
Could you please fix that by having chapter 27 be This app is amazing exclaim it's wonderful being able to choose what happens during the Frankenstein story. I have one suggestion: in the extras portion, Chapters 26 and 27 are identical, except 27 has Walton's continuation of Letter 4 at the end. Could you please fix that by having chapter 27 be just the continuation of the fourth letter, without the Chapter 23 duplicate at the beginning of the twenty-seventh chapter? Otherwise, this app is awesome and I can't wait for the update!
I prefer Shelley’s but this is ok
I adored the 80 Days game and replayed it three times, so I decided to try this one. Unfortunately, Frankenstein is much more limited and not nearly as open ended in terms of what happens and how, which limits the value of revisiting it. I also find the writing, a bit of a pastiche, less interesting than Shelley’s.
Truly in Epic Literature...
The play on words in incredible, with an array of words. The fact that you can take charge if events that may or may not take place, based on the choices you choose to portray in, are genius. A very vibrant app for those who enjoy and have a love for reading. A great buy.
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- inkle Ltd
- 238.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2012-2017 Dave Morris, inkle Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.