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Protanopia

The digital comic that tilts with you for cool effects

There's usually nothing terribly special about digital comics

Protanopia

by PLASTIEK
Simple and easy navigation
Protanopia
Protanopia
$1.99 in the App Store

There's usually nothing terribly special about digital comics. Typically, they look like comic books scanned into an app. Protanopia breaks that paradigm.

Simple and easy navigation. Turn pages like you're, well, turning a page. Just swipe. There's also a full-color page index available if you double-tap the screen.

Simple and easy navigation
Tilt your device to change the angle

Tilt your device to change the angle. Animated with layers of two- and three-dimensional elements, Protanopia responds to how you tilt your device by changing the perspective.

What is it about?

I've read literally hundreds of digital comics over the years, and I've never come across one like Protanopia. It's animated, but beyond that, it's sensitive to how you're holding and moving your iPhone. More on that in a moment.

Why we love it

One of the coolest features of Protanopia is the mélange of two- and three-dimensional elements within it. It's animated, so you can see the boat bobbing up and down as it approaches the beachhead. If you tilt your device, the perspective of the comic actually shifts with your movement. I won't give away the story, but I'll say this: it's a morbid, but humorous, take on the horrors and ingenuity of soldiers and how that can sometimes be a serious detriment. It's definitely a nice touch, and I can see the developer doing a lot more with it in future endeavors. In the meantime, Protanopia is a great, if short, example of what André Bergs thinks digital comics should be doing, and I think I agree with him. This has been the most entertaining digital comic I've read in quite a long time.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Version
2.1
Rating
(144)
Size
556Mb
Genre
Books
Last updated
July 9, 2018
Release date
October 3, 2017
More info

App Store Description

Featuring a unique style that combines elements from 2D animation, 3D, comics and games, Protanopia is an experimental take on what a modern digital comic can be.

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