By Aaron Reed
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***2014 IGF Nuovo Award, Honorable Mention
***Best Book App of 2013, Kirkus Reviews
***Porpentine's Best of 2013 list, Interactive Fiction, FIG
18 Cadence is an interactive story that lets you explore a house through a century of living. Rather than decide what happens next, you can grab, position, and combine any text you see like magnetic fridge poetry to choose and shape a story that's meaningful to you.
Decide what's worth telling, and what should be left out. Browse through stories created by others and share your own story. Make these walls talk.
“...a potentially endless cycle of inspiration and creation... beautifully written and at times haunting." — GameZebo
“...an intriguing and even absorbing exploration of the power of objects across time." —Kirkus
“Thrillingly innovative interactive storytelling." —Mark Sample
-- Explore seven interwoven stories of American families across the 20th century. Approximately 35,000 words of story text (equivalent to a short novel).
-- Written and designed by award-winning interactive fiction author Aaron A. Reed, creator of "Blue Lacuna"
-- Browse the best stories created by other readers, and share your own stories
-- Collect a library of your favorite stories (iPad exclusive feature)
-- Preview 18 Cadence on the web at http://18cadence.textories.com/
What's New in Version 1.0.1
-- Fixed a bug with the razor sometimes getting stuck
-- Story preview thumbnails now work correctly for Facebook shares
-- Restart button works correctly
-- "My Stories" now starts as empty
So many ways to read/play. Explore the story any way you like, or use the unique scrap-book like interface to construct your own stories and your own meanings. Richly written with a wide variety of relatable characters. Lovely user interface that invites you to create. Highly recommended!
Stories within stories
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind interactive narrative. One of the most amazing things is its ability to continuously surprise through combinations of different stories to yield arrangements that can be both humorous and absurd or heart-breakingly poignant. Highly recommended!