Pry is a book to watch and film to touch: a story revealed by opening a character’s eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, James–a demolition expert–returned from the First Gulf War. Explore James’ mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present.
"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
**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**
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.**
PRY Part 2: This release includes the final chapters and conclusion of PRY.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Quite unlike anything we’ve seen before, Pry is a compelling piece of interactive fiction told through a unique blend of video, audio and text. By pinching and swiping the screen, you delve into the experiences and subconscious thoughts of James, a troubled young Gulf War veteran working as a demolition contractor. It’s a visceral, evocative and sometimes heart-wrenching story with many hidden secrets to uncover.
Evocative, a bird's eye view into an awake dream. Navigating by the seat of your pants. It's great ride.
Inventive, Innovative, Incredibly Interesting
Sometimes something comes along that really reshapes the boundaries we are familiar with, causing surprise and delight. PRY is one of those things - neither book, nor video, nor spoken word in the conventional sense but an interactive inventive amalgam that plays with time, form, and narrative to deliver a truly intriguing and mysterious interplay that just tugs constantly at you. I love that our protagonist is also not always a reliable narrator, so you begin to regularly question just where the truth lies.
The only reason I've held off on giving five stars is that the app is a little buggy and will crash repeatedly at times, but all in all, the best thing I've encountered on the Apple App Store.
- Tender Claws LLC
- 1 GB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © Tender Claws LLC
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.