Pocket Gamer: Game of the Week "You'll rue the day you missed this one."
Kotaku "There's something comforting about the cold and dreary future of Wadjet Eye Games' Gemini Rue, the pixelated PC masterpiece now available on iOS."
Joystiq "Being able to play such a well-crafted interactive story on the go was an attractive option for me from the beginning, and Gemini Rue proves to be a great example of how the adventure genre can be adapted to a mobile platform. "
MacLife "If you like unspooling a good sci-fi detective story, Gemini Rue is well worth the investment. 4/5"
Edge Online "Gemini Rue is an accomplished homage that rivals the very titles that influenced it. 8/10"
Washington Times "It’s an old school masterpiece, requiring hours of game play that stimulates the brain rather than trigger finger."
App Spy "This is an excellent port of an excellent adventure. 4/5"
A sci-fi noir adventure in the tradition of "Blade Runner" and "Beneath a Steel Sky."
Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.
As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
Nominated for the 2010 IGF Student Showcase (as Boryokudan Rue) (Windows version)
AGS Awards 2011: Won Best Gameplay, Best Original Story, Best Player Character, Best Background Art, Best Character Art and Best Sound Effects (Windows version)
Aggies 2011: Won Best Story, Best Setting (Reader's Choice), Best Independent Adventure (Windows version)
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Warning: This update invalidates old saved games.
Updated for 64-bit native builds.
Fixed bug that caused the game to crash randomly.
Fixed bug that caused sound to cut out after phone-calls.
Ratings and Reviews
I really had no idea what to expect, I bought the game based on it supposedly being a good sci-fi adventure. Well, thank you for the recommendation, it was just that! What an unexpected surprise, something that actually fit the reviews and suggestions!
Clearly, I personally loved the game, but if you're not sure whether or not to get it, here's a brief description... It starts off with no explanation of anything, which is great because that's the whole point of the game, figuring out the story as it goes along. It was like playing a movie that you are watching at the same time. But just so you know, it's a pixelated game, I guess it was an older game converted to iOS. But I personally like this look... just realistic enough without looking weird. And the motions usually take more than one action to do tasks, which can occasionally get tedious when you're just opening doors, but that's really not an issue when that is how you problem-solve situations and literally figure the game out.
Overall, really cool game with a great story. And a nice touch hearing Giancarlo Esposito do one of the voice-overs! 😄
Update: Giancarlo is not credited for the game... But it sure sounds like him!
Blade Runner meets I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
-Amazing, engrossing story.
-Logical puzzles offer some challenge, but med difficulty keeps the action going.
-Top notch voice acting.
-Amazing art direction, an entire world is created even with limited locations.
-Gun battles expand what is expected of an action game. The ability to die ups the stakes.
-The ability to tap the screen to see active objects saves you from the old Action game trope of trying to pick up everything.
-Having to open doors repeatedly with a keycard or optical scan became tiresome. We get it. Make it automatic after the first instance.
-Hyper linear. For a story with many potential twists and turns, it was a little disappointing not to find multiple endings. Dialogue would hint at different possible outcomes without delivering.
-Occasionally when another character is accompanying you they can trap you in a corner and you can't get out. Save your progress often so this doesn't happen.
Amazing game that should be the beginning of a franchise. Play it. Great for Adventure Game addicts and newbies alike.
One of the Best Adventures Out There. Period.
The second you boot up the game and see the main menu, you know this is going to be good. The art and sound combine to create a dreariness that is simply amazing on a mobile platform. The mechanics are smooth and uncomplicated, the puzzles are tough yet not impossible without a walkthrough, and the story is incredible.
I know I'm late to the game on this one, but if you get the chance, this game is not one to miss. This is an experience you need to have.
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- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 323.5 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 5.1.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2013 Wadjet Eye Games
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