Reviewed in Laptop Magazine! http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-with-the-art-of-murder-an-ebook-where-you-play-detective
As engaging as a book, as visceral as a movie, a Tappable Tale™ comes to life with the tap of your finger. From the authors of award-winning interactive fiction and novels comes a new way of telling stories. No longer limited to the printed word on the page or the requirement to read one page after another, a Tappable Tale blossoms to life like a flower in the sun. With each person, place, object, or concept you explore, the story grows. You discover the story as you experience it, not in a linear, page-by-page path.
As the lead detective, you will: - See, read about, and interact with the cast of characters, each with their own motive and agenda. - Explore locations that are threaded throughout the story, linked by the murder. - Question witnesses; determine which are suspects, then follow-up on the evidence that connects them to the murder. - Enter items into evidence and read and analyze the crime lab reports that detail a trail of deceit and violence.
Present your case to the D.A. who will do his best to get a conviction, but his success is up to you and your investigative talent.
Great game! Keeps you thinking deeply to solve the crime. Requires you to analyze all data and suspects carefully to learn the guilty party.
Not easily solved for the average Joe, creating more enjoyment to learn who dunnit.
Good purchase of an app, I recommend this for early teens to adults.
An amusing puzzle. I was delighted by the variety of this app's presentation. The lab analysis worksheets and the floor plans bring a sense of real time reality to the game. It is thought provoking – or more so than just reading a “who done it”.
The tapping interface also added to the unveiling or the progression of the story.
Haptics unite! This is an early prototype of how stories will be told in the digital age.
I was expecting this game to be a little bit longer than it was. The storyline was decent, however there was not enough depth or detail that I would like to see in a mystery. It was a great concept though! I didn't have a problem paying the price that I did for the game, because there was definitely a lot of work that went into this… However next time I would like to see their next story to be a lot longer than the first, and a bit more developed… Which is why I only gave this game 4 stars instead of five, but again, this was an excellent concept!
Want More. Keep creating. Very Interactive. Wish there was a randomizer so I can play agin and again! Thank you for creating an interactive experience that I did not want to stop playing until I solved the murder.