The Other Side in 3D 4+

Mental Canvas

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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What’s on The Other Side? Rarely what you expect. Clever, surprising, rewarding… Istvan Banyai’s The Other Side is reimagined by Mental Canvas as a three-dimensional interactive book experience like no other.

“…visually elegant, devilishly clever and not dependent on words." -The New York Times

The Other Side in 3D demonstrates new cutting edge technology developed by Mental Canvas that imbues traditional drawing with expansive 3D capabilities. The Other Side allows children and adults to interact with and travel through each scene, draw connections between characters and situations and test their perception throughout the book. Using the full capabilites of the iPad tablet (flipping, zooming, tilting and dragging), users will discover the whimsical and thought-provoking world of The Other Side.

Key Features:
- Six pages of stunning interactive illustrations that you can pan, zoom, and flip, with 38 more available as an in-app purchase
- Gyroscope interaction through tilting your device creates striking 3D effects
- Over a dozen languages available
- Original artwork by illustrator Istvan Banyai, author of Zoom
- Original 3D design, user interaction, and sound design by Mental Canvas
- Fun for all ages

Privacy Policy:
We care about you and your child’s privacy; we do not collect or share personal information, and our app does not allow third party advertisements. Our complete privacy policy is available on our website.

About Mental Canvas:
Mental Canvas is a software company that is developing of a new class of graphical-media-design system that lies between today's 2D digital draw-and-paint systems and 3D computer-aided design systems. The Other Side demonstrates content created with this technology. The company is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR Award.

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About Istvan Banyai:
Istvan Banyai, the acclaimed Hungarian-born creator of Zoom and Re-Zoom, and the illustrator of several other books for children, is also well known for his editorial illustrations, which have been published in the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, among other journals. His perspective, always unexpected (sometimes even to him), has made him one of the most original and iconoclastic illustrators today. He lives in Connecticut.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.9

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

unicorns are real ,

Beautiful and thought-provoking

I've been a fan of Istvan Banyai for a while, with The Other Side being my favorite of his books. And while I still love the print version, this new adaptation really adds a new dimension (ha) to the experience. The artwork is as beautiful and inventive as ever, but with the addition of interaction you can see it come to life. My favorite part is seeing the relationship between pages in the "flip" (my favorite is the moon, but no spoilers here - experience it for yourself!). Will definitely come back to this unique book again.

Ashnighy ,

Never Seen Anything Like It!

I was really excited when I discovered this app. Not only does it give justice Istvan Banyai's beautiful book"The Other Side," but the interactive media and manipulation capabilities are absolutely astonishing. I felt that I could explore every nook and cranny within the page. I can't wait to see more of this technology! Phenomenal.

Jhbhghjgj ,

Imaginative and brilliant

After enjoying this app for a few minutes, I felt like a whole new and beautiful future for traditional illustrations had opened up to me for the first time. It reminded me of my initial reaction, when I first held an iPhone in my hands, and suddenly felt like I understood what the future of mobile phones would be like.

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The developer, Mental Canvas, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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