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App Wrap: 'Framed,' 'Gorogoa'

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NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.

Two independent games, both set to launch later this year, are significantly different from each other, yet they also share a common theme; manipulating pieces of storyboards in order to advance.

Framed


The first is called "Framed." You are running, jumping and evading police throughout what looks like an interactive comic book. Thing is, you're not actually controlling the running or jumping or evading. Rather, you shift the comic books' story blocks around in order to change the story. Your goal is to change it enough so that you don't get apprehended by the police or meet your untimely end. Rather, you want to get to the end of the page.

"Framed" is expected to hit iOS and Android devices, again, at some point before the end of the year. There is no word yet on price.

Gorogoa


In "Gorogoa," you are again re-arranging parts of the story, but this one is more like a digital puzzle. In addition to moving the pieces around, you can also move parts of pieces around. Also, each piece is also a window into this virtual world meant to be zoomed in and out of in order to land on the proper full frame. What is the proper full frame? Well, you'll know it when what you're looking at is one complete image, with each tile flowing into the next.

Gorogoa will launch later this year. Initially, it will launch on PCs and Macs, but then, it'll hit mobile devices. There is a free demo available now at gorogoa.com.

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