Pry is a book to watch and film to touch: a story revealed by opening a character’s eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, James–a demolition expert–returned from the First Gulf War. Explore James’ mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present.
"Everyone interested in the contemporary state or future of literature as a hybrid tactile mediated experience should experience Pry."
— Los Angeles Review of Books
"The narrative is fragmented, the visuals atmospheric: Charlie Kaufman by way of an acid trip." — LA Weekly
**Future of Storytelling Prize**
**2015 Independent Games Festival Finalist for Excellence in Narrative**
**IndieCade 2015 Digital Selection**
**New York Film Festival: Convergence Official Selection**
**Slamdance Digital, Interactive and Gaming Official Selection**
**19th Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Selection**
**Winner of the Robert Coover Award**
**Winner New Media Writing Prize**
**FWA Mobile Award**
PRY runs on iPad 2 and newer, iPhone 4s and newer, and iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Small text optimized for iPhone 5 and above.
**Epilepsy Warning: project contains moments of flashing text and strobing imagery. Reduced flashing mode available in PRY settings.**
PRY Part 2: This release includes the final chapters and conclusion of PRY.
Ratings and Reviews
Quite unlike anything we’ve seen before, Pry is a compelling piece of interactive fiction told through a unique blend of video, audio, and text. By pinching and swiping the screen, you delve into the experiences and subconscious thoughts of James, a troubled young Gulf War veteran working as a demolition contractor. It’s a visceral, evocative, and sometimes heart-wrenching story with many hidden secrets to uncover.
Tremendously interesting experiment
This is a tremendously interesting experiment in storytelling. Some rough edges, but a ton of good ideas.
Those hungry for alternative storytelling techniques will appreciate (if not love) the clever interaction design this app doles out.
- Tender Claws LLC
- 1 GB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © Tender Claws LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.