Tender Loving Care
By Trilobyte Games, LLC.
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Doctor Who? Doctor Turner. That's Who.
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the great sci-fi series, Trilobyte Games is proud to offer Tender Loving Care at a reduced price. What do these two Doctors have in common? Read on!
TLC, starring John Hurt, is a provocative, psychological thriller that lifts the touch screen entertainment experience to new heights.
"...a great and fascinating combination of computer game and movie.” - McDonald's Kino News
"... one of the most effective interactive films that has ever entered the mainstream market." - Digital Bayou
"... an engaging, interactive movie for grown-ups ..." - The Portland Oregonian
Starring two-time Oscar-nominee and 4 time BAFTA winner John Hurt (Alien, V for Vendetta), and based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman (Devil’s Advocate), TLC provides all of the pleasures of a traditional motion picture while satisfying the voyeuristic and self-analytic interests engaged by its unique interactive elements. TLC is not like other so-called interactive movies; its design is unprecedented in that the viewer’s psyche is the invisible director of the tale, determining both character and plot development every step of the way. The possible alternative versions of the experience are virtually infinite.
You, the viewer, must help psychiatrist Doctor Turner (John Hurt) unveil the desperate triangle of power, lust, and deception formed by his beautiful, tragic patient, her dangerous husband, and the enigmatic, seductive psychotherapist who suddenly enters their lives. Your own psyche becomes the key to what happens on the screen. Your answers to Doctor Turner’s probing questions about the characters’ behavior, and about your own personal psychology, invisibly determine the course of action and outcome of the story. TLC is a sort of virtual biofeedback device that senses your desires, needs, and fears, and then shapes its story to reflect, and satisfy, your deepest cravings. You, too, become one of Doctor Turner’s patients. You can read your own developing personality profile after each Q&A session with the Doctor, and receive ongoing psychological analysis throughout the game.
Tender Loving Care is an absolutely unique experience, combining high-end movie production with computer game-like interactivity for the first time. It’s also the very first title made specifically for iPad years before there was an iAnything; it’s not a re-purposed movie you’ve seen before, or a ported-over computer game. TLC takes full advantage of touch screen technology in a way no one else has even imagined before now.
»»» Features «««
• AirPlay enabled video playback
• High quality video and audio
• Cinematic experience combined with interactivity
• Multiple plot lines and multiple endings
• Extensive extra content in the house
• Many screens are zoomable using a two finger gesture. Helpful to iPhone/iPod users.
» Download Notes «
Tender Loving Care is a big file, nearly 1 GB. It is best downloaded to iTunes and then synced with your device.
Tender Loving Care was created by David Wheeler and Rob Landeros, co-founders of Aftermath Media. David Wheeler wrote and directed TLC, and Rob was the Creative Director and Designer for the project. Both have extensive experience in entertainment media and are keenly interested in exploring ways to further the art of storytelling through the most advanced interactivity options available with new media technologies. Indeed, they’ve established themselves at the forefront of a new style of movie-making by trail-blazing both the concept and execution of “enhanced movie experiences.” The iOS version was produced by Trilobyte Games and Hennes Productions and designed by Landeros to create a modern touch screen based interactive movie.
For much more information about this remarkable interactive movie, please visit the Aftermath Media website at http://www.aftermathmedia.com/tlc/.
What's New in Version 1.1
* Improved UI in house exploration mode
* Fixed black screen on iOS6 after full screen
* Fixed display of video controls.
Not what you'd expect
The first five minutes brace you for what might be a several-hour journey through 90s trash, worn-out clichés, and sub-porno acting. At times you wonder if this whole game is some strange game developer's erotic fantasies. Thankfully, after a jarringly cheesy introduction of the characters and premise the game proves to be a thoughtful, exciting, highly unique journey with surprisingly good acting. The interactive "quiz" components don't quite work, as their logic appears to be quite fuzzy in the end — and there seems to be a huge quality gap between the film writing and the interactive writing — but in the end the gameplay proves to add an interesting layer of richness. Hugely recommended for FMV nerds like myself, and generally recommended for people looking for a few hours worth of uniquely engaging cinema.
Video Scenes Edited from original, Still a great story!!
I had the original CD-ROM version of this game back in 1998. I was in high school the first time I played this. I didn't really understand most of it back then. But I found it here on App store recently and have been playing it thru non stop. I really enjoyed this story. One of the most annoying things I have encountered is the cut scenes (video scenes) have been edited from the original version. The original CD-ROM version showed full frontal nudity in some of the scenes. This App Store version has them either edited out or blurred in some way. Beth Tegarden (d.) and Marie Caldare exude eroticism and sexuality very well in this story. Hard to believe this was made almost 20 years ago. Sorry to read that Beth passed away recently.
Give this a chance - very "7th Guest" house navigation coupled with an intriguing somewhat personalized adventure once you get into the story. Pacing is nice, things don't unfold too quickly or too slowly. If you're down with a 1990s era PC point-and-click adventure with *lots* of video, and you have the patience reequired to get through the opening video(s), this is a neat little game that can become quite addictive. The "Profile" feature, where the Doctor gives a profile on YOU according to your actions / beliefs / interpretations of/in the adventure is innovative indeed and gives this game even more depth. Thanks, Trilobyte!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Oct 24, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 955 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trilobyte Games, LLC
- © 2012 Aftermath Media, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.