Oct 8, 2012 - Monday App    No Comments

Pure Stroke Of Genius: The Silent History


I started today with one thought in mind: finding a great new app that is not a game. And I’m proud to say I succeeded in a couple of minutes. All thanks to The Silent History.

I must admit I had to read the description for The Silent History a couple of times before I actually realized just how brilliant it is. I think my brain just couldn’t take so much brilliance so early in the morning 🙂 But once I got it, I was extremely impressed, but also a bit jealous, given the fact that I, myself, am a writer. And never had anything so groundbreaking crossed my mind.

But enough with the mystery. The Silent History is basically a revolutionary e-book. First of all, because it is conceived more as a TV show than an actual novel, letting you discover the story piece by piece through daily testimonials. Thus unfolding the entire story throughout a year. And you also get to be a part of it. The app includes hundreds of Field Reports you can access in certain locations throughout the U.S. and the world. So, no matter where you are, if you let The Silent History detect your location, you might come across some pretty interesting Field Reports related to the story. Also, you can add your own reports and contribute to the development of the story, making it even more realistic than it already seems.

One heads up, though. All this awesomeness doesn’t come free of charge. Although the app, along with some of the features, is free, enjoying the entire story will cost you a bit under $10. But you can also purchase one chapter at a time and see how it goes. And if all this has yet failed to make you wanna live The Silent History experience, just take a look at the plot:

“In the early years of the 21st century, doctors begin to notice more and more children being born with a strange condition: silence. No speech, no comprehension, and soon a complete lack of engagement with most human interaction. The kids are seen as not much more than empty vessels, and many are sent to orphanages and group homes — until a teacher at one of these facilities realizes that the children have developed enigmatic, powerful skills of their own”. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-silent-history/id527403914?mt=8)

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