“Gripping science fiction... an enchanting read.” —MacLife / "...glorious to read through and interact with." —148 Apps / A 2013 IndieCade finalist, Upgrade Soul simply feels, looks and sounds like no other story on the iPad or iPhone. Written and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels. Read Chapter One for free!
With fluid navigation, interactive 3D and dynamic music, Upgrade Soul tells the story of Hank and Molly Nonnar, wealthy science buffs who decide to fund a risky, experimental therapy to rejuvenate the human body, with only one condition: that they be first in line to receive it. When dangerous complications develop... the battle for psychological dominance begins.
• Uniquely immersive
• Smooth, seamless navigation
• Native multi-panel experience without awkward panning and zooming
• Glasses-free interactive 3D on select panels
• Rich, dynamic score that you perform as you read
• Great experience when mirrored to Apple TV
• Behind the scenes extras and unlockable content
--> Requires at least an iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (5th gen). <--
Upgrade Soul was built using our new Opertoonity™ engine for digital comics that complements the reading experience with fluid navigation, interactive 3D, and dynamic music. Panels slide and reshape effortlessly as you swipe your way through the story—while the quirky, rich, and interactive musical score follows every gesture you make. Learn more at http://opertoon.com/opertoonity.
Each chapter is about 1/2 the length of a typical comic book. Chapters 1 and 7 are included for free; all other chapters (up to Chapter 9) are available individually via in-app purchase. Chapters 2-6 can also be purchased as a bundle, at a 20% discount. There will be 18 chapters in all.
►► WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ◀◀
"Stunning in form and clever in execution..."
"This is the first story I've seen that truly inhabits the iPad."
"Graphic art is beautifully rendered and the subtle 3D effects add to the experience."
"This is a revolutionary new graphic novel, the graphic[s] are amazing and I have been completely taken over by the story..."
"Very innovative and about time digital comics were actually designed for digital media and not just transposed from print!"
►► WANT TO KNOW MORE? ◀◀
Visit the website: http://upgradesoul.com
See the app in action: http://youtu.be/14CPAXh3NYA
Watch the story trailer: http://youtu.be/J53nAAy7ggU
Questions? Comments? Get in touch!
Chapter 9 is here! Tensions escalate as new dynamics are established, and new truths revealed. Featuring inks by Tyrell Cannon.
NOTE: Once you install this version, any chapters you currently have on your device will need to be re-downloaded before you can read them.
Ratings and Reviews
I was recommended this by someone and they were right, it's well written and drawn and I'm finding it haunting. Such a well realised combo of graphic novel and ipad. I'm just frustrated to have to wait for the next chapter.
Hard to review an unfinished product ...
but the disjointed style, and very short chapters do not sit well and certainly don't encourage purchase. The story concept (a good one) and the novel semi-3D effect linked to motion detection don't adequately compensate.
I hope it reads better when it can be picked up as a complete piece.
Too short too weird
Can't be bothered purchasing
- Erik Loyer
- 261.3 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Story & Artwork © 2012-2013 Ezra Claytan Daniels, Code © 2012-2013 Erik Loyer
- In-App Purchases
- Chapters 2-6 $5.99
- Chapter 8 $1.49
- Chapter 9 $1.49
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.