Andrew Plotkin, a member of the Boston Indies Group announced the release of Meanwhile for the iOS. It is an interactive comic by Jason Shiga. The plot is: On the way home from the ice cream store, little Jimmy discovers a mad scientist’s wonderland: an experimental mind-reading helmet, a time machine, and a doomsday device that can annihilate the human race. Which one would you like to test out first?

MEANWHILE is not an ordinary comic. YOU make the choices that determine how the story unfolds. MEANWHILE splits off into thousands of different adventures. Most will end in DOOM and DISASTER. Only one path will lead you to happiness and success.


- A thrilling adventure of quantum physics, self-discovery, and kids getting into trouble. (We mentioned the doomsday device, right?)
- Completely redesigned by the author for an infinite scrollable canvas.
- Full audio accessibility with VoiceOver; every panel and choice can be spoken.

This can be played on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
To access it, go to http://zarfhome.com/meanwhile/

The reason that this interactive comic was made accessible is because Kwasi Mensah, creator of StemStumper, did a talk on iOS game design and accessibility at a conference last spring. So the developer decided to try to make it accessible and this is the result.

Eleanor Robinson
7-128 Software

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