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Description

* Note: Strange Rain is not currently compatible with iOS 10. An update is underway. *

What makes rain strange? When it's falling on your screen—from the inside.

/ Reached #1 on the Entertainment charts in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Germany and more! /

/ IGN.com Editors Choice / Featured on CNN.com and USAToday.com /

/ "A glimpse at novels of the future" —Fast Company's Co.Design /

/ "Think of it as a first-person thinker." —Paste Magazine /

/ "This gentle, compelling and beautiful artwork invokes a dreamy, poetic state..." —KCET /

Strange Rain turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a skylight on a rainy day. Raindrops fall and splatter on your screen, shifting perspective as you tilt your device. Touch the screen and guide the path of the raindrops, stepping through the notes of an eerie melody as you go. It’s a relaxing, intriguing experience that feels as if you’re holding a living window in your hands.

The more you touch, however, the more strange the rain becomes: layered skies, visual anomalies and shifts in speed and color, even the occasional cataclysm if you’re not careful. Before your eyes and beneath your fingers, the familiar becomes strange, and the strange, familiar.

Strange Rain has three play modes. In "wordless" mode, you can simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the falling rain. In "whispers" mode, touching the screen causes some raindrops to turn into words as they fall—words inspired by the qualities of rain.

In "story" mode, every touch triggers a thought as text on screen. These thoughts tell the story of a man in the midst of a family crisis who has wandered into the rain to collect his thoughts. His world, too, has gone from familiar to strange, even as his beliefs are following the opposite course. Your interaction helps determine when and how he decides to come in from the rain.

Strange Rain features interactive music that responds directly to your touch. In addition to the default music included with the original release, two additional scores by composers Chris Schlarb and Michael Gordon Shapiro can now be downloaded for free within the app.

A unique combination of touchscreen play and interactive storytelling, the living sky of Strange Rain awaits your touch.

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- Your very own portable rainy day
- Guide the rain with touch
- 3D perspective shifts as you tilt your device
- Music that responds to your touch
- Supports Game Center achievements
- Supports the Retina Display
- Three play modes: wordless, whispers, and story
- Story mode lets you trigger thoughts with every touch
- Three unique musical scores (one included, two free downloads)
- Two raindrop styles (clear and black)
- Includes a sleep/meditation timer
- Listen to music from your iPod as you play, or listen to the rain sounds while using other apps
- Real-time hints and tutorials available to help you get the most out of the experience
- Universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

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 $2.99 in iOS App Store

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Version History

Launched Dec 17, 2010 (over 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Jan 07
2013
(Current)
Version 1.4

Note, iPhone/iPod touch users—you must have an iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (3rd gen) or better to run this update.

• Added support for the iPhone 5—the 4-inch display means more room for rain!
• Now supports the iPad retina display for the best looking Strange Rain yet!

Nov 03
2011
Version 1.3

For iOS 5 users only: unlimited, multi-lingual content has arrived!

Twitter Search (available under the new "Feeds" menu item) lets you enter search terms and tap through the resulting tweets much like you would in Story Mode. Search in your native language! This is not a Twitter client—there's no following, retweeting, viewing of links, etc. Just pure surfing of the collective digital consciousness. Beware, it's addictive (and uncensored—parents, you can discreetly disable this feature in the Settings app if you wish).

Other updates:

- Fixed bug that made it impossible to get all achievements
- Other bug fixes

Aug 01
2011
Version 1.2.1

- Features a new score from composer Michael Gordon Shapiro (Home Room, Empire Earth 3) available as a free download
- Improved audio quality
- Restored black raindrops as a setting in the Options menu

Jun 09
2011
Version 1.2

- Features a new acoustic score from composer Chris Schlarb (NightSky, Psychic Temple), available in the new "music" menu
- Pinch to control the amount of rain, from a sprinkle to a heavy storm (many more raindrops than in previous versions)
- More realistic raindrops
- Raindrops sometimes take on strange colors

Mar 04
2011
Version 1.1.1

★ Sleep timer can now be set to 60 minutes, and infinity
★ Now supports three audio modes from the Help & Options menu:
- "Standard audio" is audio from the app only, in the app only
- "Audio from other apps" allows audio from the iPod and other music apps to play while using Strange Rain
- "Audio in other apps" allows Strange Rain's audio to play in other apps, and when the device is locked
★ Fixed bugs that made some achievements impossible
★ Fixed a bug that muted music after switching to certain other apps

Coming soon: New music from composer Chris Schlarb (NightSky, Psychic Temple) (www.chrisschlarb.com)

Feb 07
2011
Version 1.1

★ A sleep timer has been added for those who use the app to meditate or help fall asleep. Check the Help & Options menu.
★ Music can now be disabled from the Help & Options menu.
★ Bug that prevented audio from playing has been fixed.
★ Bug that disabled touches has been fixed.

Thanks for all your feedback and support! If you like the app, please submit a new review on iTunes for this version. We hear your requests for more music and stories—keep watching this space!

Also in this update:

• Made it more difficult to accidentally send feedback emails
• Words now appear immediately when tapping in Whispers mode
• Made it more difficult to accidentally trigger the menu on iPhone and iPod touch
• Main menu now appears automatically when switching from another app
• Low-flying jet now correctly starts off-screen on Retina display devices
• Clarified Game Center information in the tutorial
• Fixed a few typos in the story
• Various bug fixes

And, in the "More from Opertoon" section, we've added information about our next release: an immersive science fiction graphic novel for iPad called "Upgrade Soul." Check it out and follow our production blog!

Dec 18
2010
Version 1.0

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