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The Unwanted Guest

The Unwanted Guest



A stunning folktale about how poverty sneaks into people's lives.
The Bottom Line
One of the most breathtaking story apps in the iTunes store!

A Folk Tale

A folk tale written by Jacqueline O Rogers, this book app tells the story of a down-on-his-luck old man whose run down house draws the attention of an unwanted guest named Poverty.

Poverty is a Character

Depicted as bony, naked arms, legs and a head that slowly fills up the house, Poverty eventually forces the old man outside. Desperate to reclaim his home, the old man reevaluates his life and finds a way drive out Poverty.

App Analysis

While the story is told through words that seem to flow all around you, accompanied by soft, melancholy music, it is the graphics of this app that are truly amazing. As the words fall into place on the page and are read aloud, the 3D graphics appear as if you were watching a movie. The evocative images seem to move all around you as things enter and exit the screen. Depicted mostly in grayscale with just a touch of color, the app features randomly selected alternative views, sounds and animations so that no two viewings of the app are the same.
Offered in three languages, this is one of the most breathtaking story apps in the iTunes store to date.

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The Unwanted Guest
Released: 2/12/2011
Company: Moving Tales Inc
Price: 4.99
Platforms: iPad
iPod Touch
Available: Apple App Store

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