“Frankenstein,” an Interactive Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Classic
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We’re big lovers of interactive fiction, and Dave Morris’ reimagined version of Frankenstein is a real treat for those who love discovering new, original approaches to storytelling. Created for iPad and iPhone, the novel puts you in direct contact with main character Dr. Victor Frankenstein as you’re asked questions that steer his actions. After each paragraph, you’re given prompts that allow you to choose where the novel will go. Although all choices lead to the same inevitable conclusion, the journey is what makes Frankenstein an interesting experience. You have the power to condemn the doctor or reassure him (through dialogue), and as you travel across the world looking for Frankenstein’s monster, maps and old school anatomical drawings from the 17th century give the novel a sense of place and mood. Although the prose can feel stilted and overwrought at times, in the realm of tablet fiction, this one is an absolute must. Head over to Inkus Studios to test drive it before you buy.