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The Iranian month of Esfand (Feb-Mar) has always been significant for the National Front (Jebhe Melli) activists in Iran. 14th of Esfand was Dr. Mosaddeq's 44th anniversary, and the 29th of Esfand, a national holiday, is the anniversary of the nationalization of oil industry during Dr. Mosaddeq's premiership.  So it is fitting to announce this:

Now you can learn about the Operation AJAX in iPad.

Operation Ajax

On "Operation Ajax," that work is being done by Burwen and Art Director Mike De Seve. They wrote the script together in consultation with Stephen Kinzer, De Seve is creating most of the initial art, then Burwen is translating that art into an animated iPad page.

"Operation Ajax" lies somewhere in between, where you still feel like you're reading rather than watching a movie -- instead of being forced along at a movie's pace, you can stare at a page or panel for as long as you like -- but with content that you couldn't include in print. And it has the benefit of being drawn for the iPad screen, which is smaller than most comic pages, so there's no struggle to make the art fit:

Cognito Comic's Operation Ajax Debuts on iPad Active Reader

Also, the Indie Games has created a game called, "The Cat and the Coup"

The Cat and the Coup

The Cat and the Coup is a documentary game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.

Review: The Cat and the Coup by Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad

 

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