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Apocalypic History Apps

The Summer of Darkness App Recreates the Grim Summer Of 1816

— July 28, 2016 — Tech
Summer of Darkness is a gorgeous if somewhat frightening app, available for download on the iOS platform, that was released to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein while also recreating the dark summer of 1816 when a huge volcanic eruption in Indonesia changed weather patterns around the world and made many people believe that apocalypse was coming.

The app actually recreates Shelley's own whereabouts and activities between the months of May and September that year as she toured the Swiss Alps with a number of literary friends including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.

What's great about the Summer of Darkness is that it immersively draws users in to help them learn about the difficult and frightening moments that helped inspire one of the world's most famous stories, that of Frankenstein.

Trend Themes
1. Apocalyptic History Apps - Historical apps that recreate events from the past that were filled with danger and fear have risen in popularity as a way for users to learn and explore history in a captivating and immersive fashion.
2. Immersive Storytelling Apps - Apps that offer users a uniquely immersive storytelling experience have become quite popular thanks to technological advancements in augmented and virtual reality.
3. Dark Tourism Apps - Apps that cater to those who are interested in exploring dark or morbid sites around the world have become increasingly popular, catering to a growing appetite to engage with history in new and alternative ways.
Industry Implications
1. Travel and Tourism - Travel and tourism companies can leverage the appetite for dark tourism by partnering with app developers to offer users access to dark and historical sites around the world.
2. Media and Entertainment - Media and entertainment companies can take advantage of the growing audience interest in immersive storytelling by developing new interactive content, such as VR experiences, games and apps.
3. Education and Training - Educational institutions and trainers can use immersive history apps to teach history in a more interactive and engaging way, keeping learners curious and interested in a challenging subject.
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