With Earplay, you can enjoy audio stories you play with your voice, featuring voice acting and sound effects like in a radio drama. Experience this exciting new storytelling medium where you become part of the story, interacting with characters to affect how the events unfold.
INTRODUCING EARPLAY PREVIEWS AND NEWS!
New in this version of Earplay are previews of upcoming stories! You can listen and try out a choice or two from long form Earplays that will be released very soon. In the news section, you have access to the people, processes, and coming attractions related to Earplay and its stories. Listen to weekly Shortwave microcasts and attend Earplay interactive audio committee meetings!
In Eddy Webb's family-friendly fantasy adventure, dogs have inherited the world untold centuries after the Ages of Man. Some have learned to use the leftover technology, but they believe it to be magic handed to them by their lost gods. Others seek to create an ideal civilization, using a Code of Man compiled from ancient, fragmentary lore. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but good dogs will persevere.
CODENAME CYGNUS (Preview)
This is the Prologue chapter of the first ever voice-operated interactive audio story, a spy thriller where you play the secret agent. Originally launched in August 2013, eight chapters of the story have been released so far on mobile devices. Stay tuned, because we're planning to bring a new and improved version soon. Learn more at http://codenamecygnus.com and https://www.ear-play.com
THE EARPLAY DEMO
The Earplay Demo is an introductory demonstration of Earplay storytelling and style. It is written and hosted by the legendary Dave Grossman, Earplay's creative lead, and one of the most prominent interactive story writers in the games industry. To learn more about Dave and Earplay, visit us at https://ear-play.com
We hope you enjoy this experimental, two-sided, surrealist adventure, also by Dave Grossman. Is the glass half full or half empty? Does your outlook change the way you see the world? See if you can puzzle your way through to find the ending.
Email us at email@example.com to tell us what you think and let us know what you'd like to hear next!
NOTE TO PARENTS
Not all stories in the Earplay skill will be suitable for all ages. Please use your own discretion, as parental review and guidance regarding Earplay content may be necessary. All content that contains material of a restricted nature will be accessible only with a registered and linked Earplay account.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulties.
-- Rebuilt engine
-- Text to Speech capability and title menus
-- Updated player UI
-- Improved Bluetooth operation
-- new content: Codename Cygnus Remastered, Holiday Party, Office Hours, and Half
-- (missing) Voice Over temporarily removed, coming soon in 2.1
Ratings and Reviews
Demo Story & App review
Interesting, and initially strange to be faced with choices that include "kiss the strange young woman who just sat down across the table from you in the restaurant, and is hurriedly demanding you kiss her". I'm sure I'm not the only person for whom kissing a female would not be the first choice of whom to kiss. But I decided, go with it woman! I will assume that the story writers will permit us to select in our own minds, in each game scenario, whether the character we are playing is heterosexual, bi or homosexual,… And male, female or gender neutral? (Or any other options that may exist but I am currently spacing on, LOL?)
Cannot wait to find out whether they will let us select a different ethnic/cultural background within a game story,… or different skill sets say for an agent? Will they eventually expand the interaction to, say, let us ask our "handler" (a.k.a. the voice in our heads) to "remind us who someone is", or "describe the room/building/location" we are in? If these interactive audio games come even halfway to matching my imagination, this should be a blast while I'm getting other real life but boring things accomplished.
This game looks to be lots of fun, however, there are accessibility issues that need to be resolved causing me to give this only a four star review rather than the five star it could have. Outside of that, game content and quality is great, and refreshing to find something different.
Enjoyable, despite some accessibility problems
I thoroughly enjoyed the demos provided with the earplay app, and I'm considering purchasing some of the stories. However, there are some accessibility issues with this version of the app.
- Earplay, Inc.
- 41.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2015 Earplay, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.