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Finalist in the "Achievement in Art" category of the Second Annual Independent Games Festival Mobile!
"...a game that plays... like an interactive graphic novel." -MSNBC.com
"...what designer Erik Loyer has managed to create here is terribly impressive, both for what it achieves and what it portends." -Michael Abbott, The Brainy Gamer
"This is rich territory for video games... the expressiveness of physical gesture... 'Ruben & Lullaby' does go there, and it's really cool to see." -Emily Short, GameSetWatch
"Half-game, half-art piece... the art style is welcomingly adult" -Offworld
Shake to make them angry. Stroke to make them sad. The future of their relationship is in your hands.
Ruben & Lullaby are lovers having their first fight, and whether they break up or make up depends on you! A new kind of entertainment called an "opertoon," Ruben & Lullaby is part comic, part game, part musical instrument, and controlled with motions and gestures which enable you to shape the feelings of the characters.
You can shake your iPhone or iPod touch to make Ruben angry, stroke the screen to make Lullaby sad, and more. The characters respond to your actions—and to each other—according to how they're feeling in the moment.
Like a game of solitaire for the emotions—casual, engaging, relaxing and replayable—Ruben & Lullaby has no dialogue, just the expressive faces of the lovers and a moody jazz soundtrack that responds to your actions. Try to keep them together, try to break them up, or just enjoy the music you can make out of their circumstances.
To see a demonstration video, visit www.opertoon.com.
- A story you play like a musical instrument - Control the moods of the characters with touch and motion - Dynamic jazz soundtrack you perform while playing - Multiple endings - Illustrations by noted graphic novelist Ezra Claytan Daniels