Summer of Darkness by Andrew Sempere (Universal)
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Released: May 8, 2016
Version: 3.0
Size: 33 MB
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Summer of Darkness

Andrew Sempere
Conceived to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the “Year Without Summer,” this iPhone/iPad app tells the story of the famous summer Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, and their companions spent in Switzerland -- the summer the world was supposed to end.

In book mode, you may read all of the content from beginning to end.

In notification mode, the story of the “Year Without Summer” will unfold as a series of notifications appearing on your iPhone or iPad. Notifications will arrive in “real” time concurrent to the dates and times the events actually took place in 1816, from Claire Claremont’s romantic pursuit of Lord Byron to Percy Bysshe Shelley’s writing of Mont Blanc to the famous night when Mary Shelley had a vision of Frankenstein’s monster in response to a ghost story writing challenge issued by Lord Byron.

Each notification will unlock new content.

You will follow the journeys of the group across a map of the region, encounter the daily weather from 1816, and read original source material: the journals, letters, and literary works of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and Dr. John William Polidori. In this way you can experience the travels of Lord Byron and his entourage as if you were contemporaries.

Once the summer is over, you can continue to explore the fully unlocked content at your own pace or choose to reset the story and start over the next year.

*This app does not contain any ads or in-app purchases.

What's new in version 3.0
- Changes behavior of real-time view to always start on May 6th of the current year
- Fixes visual glitch during orientation transition on smaller devices
- Happy Birthday Frankenstein!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Summer of Darkness is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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