"Poe’s classic short story of murder and madness is here subtly but effectively repurposed to haunt the dreams of a whole new generation of readers."
- KIRKUS (starred review)
The Tell-Tale Heart follows up the success of Rocket Chair Media's debut app, The Metamorphosis for iPad, as an interactive, illustrated and page-less version of this Edgar Allan Poe masterpiece.
Highlighting its iconic imagery, but not literalizing its action—with the complete, original text embedded throughout— this presentation of a man's journey through an evaluation of his own madness invites a reader to experience narrative with a richness and tactility only possible through multimedia touch screens. To unfold the story, readers gesture through an expansive illustrated environment. By pinching, swiping and rotating in all directions, The Tell-Tale Heart animates in both space and time – adding new layers of meaningful metaphoric content to the narrator's world.
Ratings and Reviews
Never thought I would actually enjoy reading poetry, but Rocket Chair Media really brings it to life.
Love how classic literature is redesigned into something totally new without all the bells and whistles of video and sound effects I'd expect of something 'multimedia'
Joel Golombeck is transforming the reading experience for the 21st century.
- Rocket Chair Media LLC
- 294.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © Rocket Chair Media
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.