Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

With Earplay, you can enjoy audio stories you play with your voice, featuring voice acting and sound effects like in a radio drama. Experience this exciting new storytelling medium where you become part of the story, interacting with characters to affect how the events unfold.

New in this version of Earplay are previews of upcoming stories! You can listen and try out a choice or two from long form Earplays that will be released very soon. In the news section, we plan to give you access to the people and processes behind Earplay. Soon we'll be streaming regular microcasts and inviting you to Earplay interactive audio committee meetings!

PUGMIRE (Preview)
In Eddy Webb's family-friendly fantasy adventure, dogs have inherited the world untold centuries after the Ages of Man. Some have learned to use the leftover technology, but they believe it to be magic handed to them by their lost gods. Others seek to create an ideal civilization, using a Code of Man compiled from ancient, fragmentary lore. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but good dogs will persevere.

This is the Prologue chapter of the first ever voice-operated interactive audio story, a spy thriller where you play the secret agent. Originally launched in August 2013, eight chapters of the story have been released so far on mobile devices. Stay tuned, because we're planning to bring a new and improved version soon. Learn more at http://codenamecygnus.com and https://www.ear-play.com

The Earplay Demo is an introductory demonstration of Earplay storytelling and style. It is written and hosted by the legendary Dave Grossman, Earplay's creative lead, and one of the most prominent interactive story writers in the games industry. To learn more about Dave and Earplay, visit us at https://ear-play.com

We hope you enjoy this experimental, two-sided, surrealist adventure, also by Dave Grossman. Is the glass half full or half empty? Does your outlook change the way you see the world? See if you can puzzle your way through to find the ending.

Email us at hello@ear-play.com to tell us what you think and let us know what you'd like to hear next!

Not all stories in the Earplay skill will be suitable for all ages. Please use your own discretion, as parental review and guidance regarding Earplay content may be necessary. All content that contains material of a restricted nature will be accessible only with a registered and linked Earplay account.

Email us at support@ear-play.com if you have any difficulties.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

Like with Code Named Sickness you use your voice to play the game. However in this version you no longer have buttons all commands must be spoken.

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3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by HarmonicaPlayer 1 year 11 months ago



Submitted by JTran2013 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I think Ear Play is a great app. I like most of the games especially The Orpheus Device! I'm looking forward to continuing each story!

Submitted by HarmonicaPlayer on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

i love the earplay app and it totally rocks. I love how you can speak your choices:) i also can't wait tofind out what earplay has to play for us :)

Submitted by Remy on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I really enjoyed the possibilities here. Interactive audio drama is a fantastic idea and I would love to see more of it. Heathcoat is my first and by far best exposure to audio drama thus far. I'm not a fan of the silent protagonist type stories, so that one was perfect. The Orphius Project though seemed like an interesting concept, and I look forward to seeing what that may turn out to be, despite said silent protagonist role.

Submitted by JeffB on Friday, June 16, 2017

No worries I shouldn't have capitalized the P in Play then you would have found it. Sorry about that I fixed that.

Submitted by DJ SWINGER on Monday, June 11, 2018

In reply to by JTran2013

I logged in to EarPlay, and it won't let me go past 1 volume. What do I do?

Submitted by Autumn on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hi, has anyone got a response and is there an update for this iphone game? I would like to have more stories on the game but there only coming out on google things.

Submitted by DMNagel on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

It's working great now, although tapping game answers and in game controls became inaccessible. You can only play by using your voice.