By Gabriel Smetzer
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Flewn immerses you in the surreal journey of an old whale walking on stilts through a desert in search of a lost ocean.
Experience this unique story by scrolling through beautifully illustrated scenes complemented by original music, animation and rhyming couplets.
Flewn is great for children and can be enjoyed like a storybook (the experience takes about 20-25 minutes). In addition to the story, you can help Frog fly by eating bugs and experience the journey of Flewn through her perspective.
At its heart, Flewn is an artfully crafted story. Gameplay is additional to the story and the game mechanics are basic and will generally be enjoyed by young children.
• No in-app purchases
• Appropriate for all ages
• Not designed to be ‘addictive’
• Add a restart button in the fly mode.
What's New in Version 1.5.2
My new favourite story
I downloaded this for free not knowing what it was. I have since recommended it to my closest friends and believe that I t is worth more than all the other apps on the market. The beauty of the story, the way the music flows as my finger scrolls, the orientation, the characters, the imagination that it unlocks... I am lost for words when describing how much this moved me and the students I teach. It isn't often I see 9 year olds cry and be so moved during story time. This is an experience that I can't wait to share with my own children (one day when I have them). So, so beautiful. Thank you and well done to the developers and all involved in bringing this magical app to us. Eagerly awaiting your next release!
Modern storytelling is an art!
This app is a modern art that uses the mobile platform as a medium to enhance the storytelling experience. It is genuinely unique. I'm glad to support such artwork. I absolutely love the idea of where storytelling is going by using mobile technology platforms.
If you enjoyed this app. Other examples of interactive storytelling art similar to this that you may enjoy (however please note the age content for some of the below mentioned would be not be for toddlers) are Sherlock: Interactive Adventure, iDoyle (a Sherlock story), Device 6 (game & story hybrid), and The Sailor's Dream (a story you piece together yourself as much as your curiosity desires).
Flewn is more of a work of modern art and story telling than a game, and that's totally OK. I absolutely loved the presentation, the story, and especially the whale. I almost tear up a little bit when (spoiler alert) the whale falls off his stilts. Sometimes I open the app just to watch the whale walking on stilts.
This is a great example of using mobile devices as a medium for art, and I'm more than happy to support this type of work.
The gameplay is simple, and the story is short. I can imagine kids would love this too.