CIA : Operation Ajax the Interactive Graphic Novel for iPhone
By Cognito Comics
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Note - this version does not run correctly on iPad. We are working on a fix, but the iPad version runs beautifully :)
"One of the coolest media experiences I've seen on the iPad" --New York Times
"You can just see the story. You can dig down deeper and see the actual CIA documents. You can identify with people in it. And you can learn about a fledgeling democracy."
--Amy Goodman, Democracy Now
"The content dynamically recomposes itself as you change panels -the music slightly alters, as do the images. It creates a film-like setting that aims to enhance the experience without interfering with the reading." --Huffington Post
* Finalist - Flurry App Spotlight Awards - more than 700 apps submitted
..."we were blown by your layout of content, and believe all magazines should take lessons from you guys. The interactivity was amazing."
* Finalist 148Apps Best App Ever Awards - Comic Category - over 1.5 million votes cast
* Top Three Mobile Apps Showdown - CES 2012
* FWA Mobile App Of The Day (MOTD) Award for 26th January 2012.
Cognito is proud to present, in collaboration with best-selling author Stephen Kinzer, the true life spy thriller, CIA : Operation Ajax. As the value of oil explodes in world markets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East. In Iran, British agents have controlled oil exports for a generation. The shah is holding on to a shaky peace as a new charismatic leader enters the scene. Secret deals, underground rumors of revolt, and dark plots of government overthrow are employed by American, British, and Persian agents. Iran's oil would flow, by any means necessary. Every actor has a stake in the game. No one can be trusted. Nothing is as it seems.
Learn about the incredible true history of the CIA plot to stage a coup of Iran's government. Recently declassified documents, historic photos, and actual film reels from the era are embedded into the story. See Eisenhower, Churchill, the Dulles brothers, Mossadegh, and the Shah in a whole new light.
Watch the full Operation Ajax trailer at operationajax.com!
Read the full first chapter in the iPhone version, ad free.
CIA : Operation Ajax is a revolutionary new way to experience a graphic novel. Combining subtle animation with a full film score, the story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.
Download the full version to read the whole story and experience all of these extra materials!
- 210 page interactive comic with sound and animation
- 22 character dossiers loaded with historical photos and notes
- 9 historical newsreel videos
- Authentic CIA documents
- Extra content embedded throughout.
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What's New in Version 3.0.2
- bug fixes
Amazing way to tell history!
This graphic novel turned cinematic app draws you in from the first page. I finished the whole thing in about 3 hours and then promptly told everyone I know about it. The art is gorgeous, the sound design is exceptional, and the story is enticing. The fact that it's based on the historical account of the coup just adds an extra layer of magic to this app, not to mention the use of archival footage and documents! 5 stars, 10 out of 10, would recommend, everyone should get this app!
I already knew about the subject but this app took the story to another level. It's certainly one of the most innovative way of telling a story. Everything is great; the drawing, the sound, the dialogues, the colors... Just perfect! There should be more and more works like this. I believe this is most likely the future for graphic novels.
This app is the best thing to happen to reading since Carolingian minuscule.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Aug 07, 2012
- Version: 3.0.2
- Size: 484 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cognito Comics LLC
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
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