Karen by Blast Theory 12+

Blast Theory

    • 3.8 • 32 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Karen mixes gaming with storytelling to give you a personalised life-coaching experience.

Karen is a life coach and she’s happy to help you work through a few things in your life.

When you begin, she asks you some questions about your outlook on the world to get an understanding of you. In fact, her questions are drawn from psychological profiling questionnaires. She – and the software – are profiling you and she gives you advice based on your answers.

Karen mixes gaming with storytelling to give you a personalised experience. Play to the end and you can buy a report on your own data, showing how the science of profiling has been applied to you.

This groundbreaking app is a new work by Blast Theory, developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales. Co-commissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers Karen has been developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page.

What’s New

Version 1.98

Rebuild for iOS 13 which fixes video playback issues on this version of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Winhide ,

Interactive art

Draws you in to a cringe inducing level and plays with your head.

StepIntoMyAston ,


Just wow, regardless of who you are this app certainly plays with your emotions, though sometimes quite uncomfortable. It's very hard at times to distinguish fact from fiction because of how it utilises our everyday technology. "I feel that I played a part in the end due to some decisions and I feel it is my fault it ended how it did". While it wouldn't be considered a life coaching app in traditional means, it is definitely an eye opener in how technology can intertwine with human emotions.

DrewbyDrewbz ,

Build me up, Knock me down

Okay, so no mention of the £3.99 psych report at the end throughout any part of the game. I loved the app- it was interesting, intriguing and exciting. However if I had known about the payment at the end, I would have been more than willing to give it. It never even says the price until you get to the very last acceptance of payment.

Be aware of it- but a good app aside from it

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