Friday, September 9, 2011

Dark Eden Novel Can Be Experienced Two Ways

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You might remember us talking about another transmedia novel, Michael Grant's Go BZRK, last month. Well, we got an email this morning about Patrick Carman's new novel Dark Eden (which comes out on November 1st) from HarperTeen that was really interesting. Dark Eden is another transmedia novel.

We are excited to announce that DARK EDEN, the riveting page-turner set in a mysterious place where teenagers go to face their fears will be available everywhere on November 1st. Will Besting, along with six other teenagers, all suffer from crippling secrets and phobias. Together they are sent to Fort Eden, an old, eerie and mysterious place that holds the promise of a cure for each of them. Not knowing what to expect but eager to be cured, they take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experience, but each person soon discovers something strange and unexplainable has happened to them.

DARK EDEN can be experienced in two ways. The series is enhanced by a downloadable app that enriches the elements of the traditional narrative through innovative story artifacts including still images, audio recordings, videos, scans, and text entries. For a complete explanation of how the app experience works, check out this video from author Patrick Carman. The DARK EDEN app is available now on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and all Android enabled devices.

To get a taste of what's to come, download THE ARRIVAL, the first free episode, available through the DARK EDEN mobile app in the Apple/iOS App Store and the Android Market.

Sneak a peek at the official DARK EDEN trailer that debuted yesterday on MTV Geek:

For more info go the the Dark Eden official website or its Facebook page.

What do you guys think about Dark Eden ? The novel sounds awesome and something we are definitely going to check out but Leslie and I are still not sold on the whole transmedia thing. We're curious: What do you think about the whole "transmedia experience" they are adding along with novels?

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