Upgrade Soul / 2012

Written and Illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels
Original Score by Alexis Gideon
Developed by Erik Loyer

Upgrade Soul is an immersive science fiction graphic novel for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch—the first project built with the Panoply digital comics engine that complements the reading experience with fluid navigation, interactive 3D, and dynamic music. Published by Opertoon.

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Finalist, 2013 IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games
Top 20 Digital Comics of 2012, Pipedream Comics

Upgrade Soul 1

Upgrade Soul is the story of Hank and Molly Nonnar, wealthy science buffs who decide to fund a risky, experimental therapy to rejuvenate the human body.

Upgrade Soul 2

The project is the first to use the Panoply library which combines the visual language of comics with the Unity game engine.

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Story Trailer

Upgrade Soul 3

Panels slide and reshape dynamically as the user swipes through the story.

Upgrade Soul 4

Subtle accelerometer-driven 3D effects and dynamic music add to the immersiveness of the experience.