Timecrest 9+

Interactive chat story

Sneaky Crab, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 756 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


*** Best iOS Game & Developer of the Year, AppleVis Golden Apples ***
*** Featured in Apple's App Store Best Of ***
“An interesting story... Simple fun.” - The New York Times

Timecrest is a young adult fantasy where you are the main character. A young mage named Ash contacts you frantically through a pocket watch connecting to your iPhone asking for your help. Ash’s world, Alyncia, is about to be destroyed by falling meteors, but you demonstrate the ability to save Ash’s world by turning back time.

There isn’t long to celebrate as Ash is suddenly being hunted by someone who informs you that you’ve done the impossible–your use of time magic has broken the rules of magic.

Whether you save the world or do something else, your journey will take you through wondrous places where you’ll meet people that will either become your friends or your enemies.

The decision to experience this game is yours, but if you do adventure in Alyncia, it will be the journey of a lifetime.

- MAKE YOUR CHOICE. Timecrest is a story where no path is the wrong one. Walk your own road and experience a satisfying story no matter what.
- EXPLORE A MAGICAL WORLD. Timecrest pulls no punches with big emotional moments and plot twists across over 640,000 words.
- EXPERIENCE FANTASY AND WONDER. Timecrest features an emotional custom soundtrack with 34 musical tracks to unlock.

What people are saying about Timecrest:

“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

“Timecrest stands out.” - AFB, AccessWorld Magazine

“Worth a look–even if you’re not a fan of interactive fiction–as this is the best one so far.” - RNIB Connect Radio

What’s New

Version 3.5.6

- Added Instagram and TikTok to social hub.
- You can now earn 25 Time Crystals for following our Instagram and TikTok each.
- Changed Lisa’s name in the credits. We’re moving away from the pen-name and will use Lisa’s real name moving forward.
- VO: Delay first run text until pronunciation mode dialog has been responded to.
- VO: The last song was not accessible when scrolled under footer. This has been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
756 Ratings

756 Ratings

Nevermancer ,

Beautifully Created

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!

Renay1814 ,

Just Amazing

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.

Animalgirlmep ,


I love this app. The text is beautiful, the characters are intriguing, and the story is amazing. Also, I haven’t read a single review that mentions the MUSIC! The music is amazing, and it is actually something that I listen to outside of playing the game. Also, a lot of people complained about the wait time. Three words. Rea list ic. I mean, you can’t expect him to just figure out how to cast a spell out of him air, can you? Sure, it does take a fair amount of time for him to accomplish some things, but that’s a small price to pay for the amazing story. It has made me laugh, cry, and want to help him beyond what I can say in the app. I read a couple of reviews saying that Ash is snobby and/or whiny. NOT TRUE. He is thoughtful, kind and empathetic, and I haven’t seen him whine in the entire story- and I’m at least three quarters of the way through! I am not trying to disrespect anyone’s opinion, I just wish some people would be a bit more empathetic. Overall, this is a great game, and I highly recommend that you get it.

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