Parallel dimensions and haunting noise-- lower the lights, turn up the sound, and look around.

Part short film, part game, and part video installation, 8 is an artist-produced app that places you in the middle of an immersive video where physically moving your device reveals events unfolding and repeating around you. Users can navigate through a maze of 24 looping scenes by simply tapping the screen. Navigation symbols can be used to learn patterns of movement through the app but there is no real beginning or end.

Visit to download a companion booklet to 8 the app or purchase a physical copy from Social Malpractice Publishing.

Made by Stephen Slappe
App Developed by Jacob Fennell (+software engine)
Sound elements by Bryson Hansen
Graphic design by Nate Preston
Post-production by David McCutchen
Actors are Emily Galash, Dane Overton, Alicia Gordon, Rebecca Carlisle-Healy, Robert Burns, Zoe Bullock, Joe Noreen, Rachael Jensen

Supported by the following organizations:
The Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
The Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

What’s New

Version 1.2

Playback performance enhancements and smaller size.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

PMel14 ,

Phone Destiny

You didn't know what your phone was really capable of until right after you activate -8-
So good it feels like my phone has a new purpose. This app beats back the mundane static posture of hunched over a phone consuming and instead makes adventure close enough to grasp. Can't wait for the next new now. Well played Mr. Slappe hiding behind that curtain pulling levers, well played.

panicspring ,


Mindblowing. This is easy the coolest app ever created. Bravo!

OfficialDave ,

An immersive experience. Must see and experience.

Oculus what? A new medium is born with Stephen Slappe's 8. Well shot and edited. You are thrust into the scene. Truly unique. The potential here is bubbling on the surface. A really cool experience.


Stephen Slappe
498.8 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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