*** Best iOS Game & Developer of the Year, AppleVis Golden Apples 2016 ***
*** Apple Watch Best of 2015 ***
“An interesting story... Simple fun.” - The New York Times
“Worth a look–even if you’re not a fan of interactive fiction–as this is the best one so far.” - RNIB Connect Radio
“The meteors will obliterate everything, and all I can do is watch.
You don't know how glad I am you can see my messages.
It means, in this moment, I don't have to die alone.”
In Timecrest, where epic fantasy meets interactive fiction, author Lisa J. Skye introduces you to Ash Elden, where together you both must scramble to solve the puzzle of who unfroze the meteors to destroy Ash’s world of Alyncia. You discover that you have access to a forbidden magic–the ability to turn back time.
Every choice you make matters and will change the outcome of this massive 500,000-word interactive story, leading to one of multiple endings. Immerse yourself within the emotional soundtrack and explore the non-linear maps.
With your new incredible powers, who will you choose to live and let die?
This single app contains three incredible stories:
- Timecrest 1: Fated Connections
- Timecrest 2: The Door
- Timecrest 3: Luthor
- EXPERIENCE AN EPIC STORY with over 500,000 words and multiple endings.
- DECIDE who lives and who dies. Your decisions change the story, so choose wisely.
- EXPLORE ALYNCIA at your own pace with our new non-linear maps.
- IMMERSE YOURSELF in a world of fantasy and magic, with 34 musical tracks to set the scene.
- BUILD A TEAM and make friends. Unlock secret storylines by building your relationship with other characters.
Timecrest is a nonlinear story-based game with multiple endings where every choice you make matters. The story progresses in realtime. Ash will be notifying you of what is happening in Alyncia and awaits your guidance throughout the day.
What would you do with the power to turn back time?
Praise for Timecrest:
“Timecrest stands out from many of the other interactive fiction games I've played.” - AFB, AccessWorld Magazine
“The characters really do draw you in.” - Jamie Pauls
“It's not just a survival, yes/no–binary choice thing. It's like you're watching actual characters, actual people, living actual lives.” - Alex Hall
“With its developer actively engaging with the AppleVis community to learn how to improve the accessibility of the app and then acting on this feedback, it is no surprise that Timecrest has become a firm favorite with many blind gamers.” - AppleVis
- Fixed a bug where music would continue for a few extra seconds after backgrounding the app.
- Decrease details length when looking and completed games on small screen sizes
- History now remembers where you were scrolled.
- VoiceOver: Added an option in Settings to remove Description tags and replaced with a sound effect.
- VoiceOver: Increased default volume for messaging sounds to 100% due to audio ducking in iOS 14. You can still reduce the volume if it is too loud for you.
- Numerous spelling and grammar fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Honestly my favorite mobile game
On several occasions while playing through this game, I had wondered to myself (and to others) how it could be *this* good and be free, and with no ads at that!
The story? Captivating. Everything is never as it first seems, and there’s a lot of mysteries to uncover and a whole world to explore. A story is effective when it makes you feel fully, and this game has made me feel a range of genuine emotions. Plus the writing is beautiful, especially in the oracles. The characters each have their own distinct personalities and personal histories, and you will get attached. There are so many plot branches and the choices you make can significantly impact the story. I’m on my third playthrough and it’s *still* fun, since I’m still discovering new information and bonus stories with each replay.
Other reviews have criticized the length of waiting times or the cost of time crystals. Personally, I feel that the game is already generous with their cost of time crystals. For those not willing to spend, the game allows you to earn crystals in-game via irillium or weekly via twitter. As far as wait times go, it’s not a game meant to be played through in one sitting. My tip is to save your crystals for when you might need extra gold so you don’t have to wait a full day or two to collect enough gold via daily guild payments.
I really appreciate the time and effort the developers put in this story to make it so spectacular. I still can’t believe that this awesome cream pie of an interactive storyline is free. The music soundtrack is superb; there’s just the right amount of peppy and outgoing, and deep and creepy. Ash is a wonderfully developed person, as well as all the other characters you’ll meet. You feel like you’re actually conversing with real people. Every decision you make affects what happens later in the story, and I’ve made many stupid decisions before I found my favorite timeline. The thought that goes into a world-build like this is enormous, and I just can’t thank the creators and developers enough.
On a side note, know that this game is not meant to be played in one or two days; it adds realism and suspense, as well as a connection to the characters. You can buy some stones (Tome Crystals) to speed up the time waiting, and I encourage you to do so, to help out the people who made this lovely chocolate milkshake! But waiting is also a good thing as well.
I can’t even remember how many run-throughs I’ve been through, but one at least at 9, and I’ve gotten new information almost every time in this story! I love it so much, 10/10 would recommend!
I personally have always been in love with “choose your own adventure” style books. I grew up with them and it’s always been a staple to my childhood. Sadly, as I’ve grown up through the years, there are less and less stories like this that are worth reading, I have looked through some apps that claim that they are choose your own adventure type stories, but it’s more like a choose your own death in 1min, or 5min. There’s no way that anyone can be entertained by those. With this app, it encapsulates you this great story to which you truly do get to dole out fate, you are able to choose what happens and your choices mean something else further along in the readings. This app is fantastic, not only do you get to enjoy the reading factor, you also get the gameplay with Morty and having an inventory where you can buy what you need to in order to keep Ash safe. This truly does deserve 5 stars, and anyone else that rated it lower just wasn’t looking for a good “choose your own adventure” styled app.
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- Sneaky Crab, Inc.
- 314.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.2 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.2 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.2 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2015 Sneaky Crab, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 300 Time Crystals $0.99
- 1296 Time Crystals $3.99
- 3330 Time Crystals $9.99
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