Strange Rain for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Strange Rain running on an iPad and iPhoneWhat makes rain strange? When it’s falling on your screen—from the inside.

Strange Rain turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a skylight on a rainy day. Raindrops fall and splatter on your screen, shifting perspective in 3D as you tilt your device like a handheld camera. Touch the screen and guide the path of the raindrops, stepping through the notes of an eerie melody as you go. It’s a relaxing, intriguing experience that feels as if you’re holding a living window in your hands.

The more you touch, however, the more strange the rain becomes: layered skies, visual anomalies and shifts in speed and color, even the occasional cataclysm if you’re not careful. Before your eyes and beneath your fingers, the familiar becomes strange, and the strange, familiar.


  • Your very own portable rainy day
  • Guide the rain with touch
  • 3D perspective shifts as you tilt your device
  • Music that responds to your touch
  • Three play modes: wordless, whispers, and story
  • Story mode lets you trigger thoughts with every touch
  • Three unique musical scores (one included, two free downloads)
  • Real-time hints available to help you get the most out of the experience
  • Supports Game Center achievements
  • Universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Please note that the video preview above is from a pre-release version of Strange Rain, and differs somewhat from the current product. Please click the screenshots shown below to see what the current version of the app looks like.


Strange Rain has three play modes. In wordless mode, you can simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the falling rain on their own terms. In whispers mode, touching the screen causes raindrops to turn into words as they fall—words inspired by the qualities of rain.

In story mode, every touch triggers a thought as text on screen. These thoughts tell the story of a man in the midst of a family crisis who has wandered into the rain to collect his thoughts. His world, too, has gone from familiar to strange, even as his beliefs are following the opposite course. Your interaction helps determine when and how he decides to come in from the rain.

Strange Rain features interactive music that responds directly to your touch. In addition to the default music included with the original release, additional scores by composers Chris Schlarb (NightSky) and Michael Gordon Shapiro (Empire Earth 3) can now be downloaded for free within the app.

Strange Rain supports Game Center achievements so you can track your progress through the story, comparing notes with your friends.

A unique combination of touchscreen play and interactive storytelling, the living sky of Strange Rain awaits your touch.

Cloud image based on an original photo by Benny Mazur.

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