Phallaina is an awarded graphic novel, and it is a free 90 minutes long immersive experience.
A "Scrolling Graphic Novel" for tactile screens.
Peabody Award 2017.
Halfway between a graphic novel and an animated film, Phallaina is the first "scrolling graphic novel" for tablets and smartphones. Available in English and French, the app delivers 90 minutes of scrollable reading experience. Conceived by Marietta Ren and the Small Bang studio, and accompanied by an entrancing sound design by Côme Jalibert, this horizontal-scrolling, panel-less digital comic book uses parallax effects in order to bring an immersive depth to the narrative.
Download the app for free and discover the first two chapters.
In a world similar to ours, where cities have adapted to the rising waters, Audrey follows a series of clinical trials in order to understand the origins of her hallucinatory fits, which are populated by huge white whales. Thus begins the intimate adventure of her personal transformation, combining cognitive sciences and mythology... and changing the course of her destiny in the process.
Released in January 2016, selected as part of the official competition of the Angoulême International Comic Book festival, as well as the Naples Comicon, Phallaina has also won the Best digital comic award at the 2016 New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, and has known a great amount of success in numerous festivals such as the Peabody awards and the Webby awards.
But our biggest reward are your stars, shares and comments which fill us with joy and gratitude!
And for those of you who have not yet taken the plunge, hesitate no longer :) !
Download Phallaina now, and delve right into Audrey's world.
© France Télévisions - Small Bang 2016
Updates for iOS 14, bug fixes, and soundtrack works again.
Ratings and Reviews
I need to find out how to donate toward this! This was such a unique, immersive experience. Thank you for including French - I personally believe it is the language best-suited for graphic novels, poetry, philosophy, etc. Whether it be this, Persepolis, Tintin, Guimauve, Culottées, Hugo, Baudelaire, Sartre, Camus, etc. etc..
This is a beautiful and immersive experience. After reading, I would happily donate at least $2 towards more interactive art from this company. Really worth downloading!
beautiful and innovative
gorgeous graphics and interesting sory. great concept. however there is one serious bug - it does not remember the last position if the app was idle for a little while, which means scrolling all over again…
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- 333.4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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