Opertoon: Taking Interactive Stories to a New Height

From acclaimed artist Erik Loyer comes an innovation in storytelling. Billed as a “Tamogatchi for adults,” Opertoon is an interactive story between lovers played out on your iPhone.

Ruben & Lullaby are lovers having their first fight. Whether they break up or make up depends on you! Shake to make them angry. Stroke to make them sad. The future of their relationship is in your hands.

Writers, here is your glimpse into your future.

UPDATE: September 26, 2009
More from our friend Erik on the world of Opertoon!

It’s been a great year for Ruben & Lullaby, here’s a quick recap in case you missed all the goings-on:

* Finalist, Achievement in Art Category, Second Annual Independent Games Festival Mobile
* Coverage from MSNBC.com, Apple, and thoughtful folks like Scott McCloud, Emily Short (who mentioned it on her “Interactive Storytelling Must-Play” list), Michael Abbott and Andrew Stern
* Exhibited at E3 as an IndieCade Official Selection
* Featured in O’Reilly Media’s new book Best iPhone Apps: A Guide for Discriminating Downloaders

Finally, I’m aiming to announce development of the second Opertoon by the end of the year–there’s a number of interesting possibilities cooking at the moment. For more frequent updates, point your RSS reader at http://opertoon.com or use Twitter (http://twitter.com/opertoon) or Facebook (http://bit.ly/1mrEvg).

Opertoon at the iTunes App Store
The official Opertoon site
Erik Loyer’s Generous Machine

And a tiny url for your sharing pleasure: http://tinyurl.com/bltxrao

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