Ricardo Morales, Author at AltSalt
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Ricardo Morales

Ricardo Morales is a programmer, digital literature enthusiast, and founder of AltSalt. Perpetually stricken with wanderlust, he enjoys playing music, social dancing, and making awesome work with talented people.

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“Dents” : A High-Stakes, Post-Apocalyptic Web Comic

By Ricardo Morales

Length: Series, Updated every Friday
Platforms: Mobile and Desktop
Price: Free

Dents is a sleekly produced, post-apocalyptic series about outcasts with supernatural powers, a la The X-Men. With memorable characters, a solid story, and an emotive soundtrack, it’s a great web comic and a prime example of digital storytelling.

The story follows Eleanor, a 14-year-old girl living in a dystopian vision of the future…

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True Legends app puts the ‘flash’ in flash fiction

By Ricardo Morales

Length: About 5 minutes
Devices: iPhone / iPad
Cost: Free

True Legends is a mesmerizing short fiction app for iOS. Its animation-heavy presentation, while being short on length, is nevertheless a successful experiment in exploring how text, music, and user interaction can mesh with artwork effectively.

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The Modular Body is a YouTube Frankenstein

By Ricardo Morales

Devices: Desktop and mobile
Length: A couple of hours
Technology: HTML5
Cost: Free

The Modular Body is a thought-provoking science fiction story, not only because of its content, but because of its structure. Using short, captioned YouTube videos and an interactive website, it allows viewers to begin at any point in the narrative. In all, this bite-sized approach is an engaging, neat innovation for multimedia storytelling.

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iPoe: Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories, revisited as multimedia fiction

By Ricardo Morales

Length: 1-2 hours
Devices: iOS and Android
Cost: $3.99 iOS / $2.47 Android

The iPoe concept is simple: Take well-known stories from one of America’s most beloved writers, and bring them into the 21st century with a mobile app. It’s a wonderful way to revisit Edgar Allan Poe’s writings; and, aesthetically, the app sets a high bar for excellence in commercial multimedia fiction.

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