Strange Rain

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In Erik Loyer's Strange Rain touch, sound, color, narrative and haptic play (the tilt of the device) blend into a tightly choreographed story driven by the gamer/reader's input. Alphonse the protagonist is standing out in a rainstorm contemplating his ailing sister and his role in her recovery. User touch controls the pace of raindrops falling on Alphonse and calls forth phrases of Alphonse's interior monologue. Tap the screen twice to ask Alphonse whether he's ready to go back into the house.

(Source: Description from the Electronic Literature Exhibition catalogue)

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Score in version 1.2.1 by composer Michael Gordon Shapiro.

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Digital Storytelling (DTC 354) Dene Grigar Syllabus 2011

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