SPIRAL Episode 1 is the first part of a new, unique action adventure game trilogy, that truly brings the full experience of console gaming to iOS, with beautiful 3D graphics, exploration and real time combat… all controlled with a unique ‘one touch’ gesture system.

IMPORTANT! SPIRAL HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO RUN ONLY FOR iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPod Touch 5th Generation.

To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may want to turn off other apps before playing.

Languages supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.


GAMESAKU - 5 out of 5
TOUCH ARCADE - 4.5 out of 5
148 APPS - 4.5 out of 5
APPLENAPPS - 4.5 out of 5
VANDAL - 9 out of 10
HOBBY CONSOLAS - 82 out of 100
APP SPY - 4 out of 5
APP SMILE - 4 out of 5
GAMES IN THE POCKET - 4 out of 5

GAMESAKU - “A Premium Class Game Experience“
TOUCH ARCADE - “Spiral hits all the right notes“
148 APPS - “Spiral is a fantastic game and a breath of fresh air for the genre“
APPLENAPPS - “It's one iOS experience not to be missed“
VANDAL - “Makes us wonder where's the line between console and mobile gaming“
HOBBY CONSOLAS - “Technically speaking it's amongst the best we've ever seen on iOS"
APP SPY - “Generates real momentum with its story, impressive world, and varied gameplay“
APP SMILE - “Featuring a polished presentation and a genuinely interesting storyline“
GAMES IN THE POCKET - “Playing as Tempus is a real pleasure“


Enjoy a 5+ hour story as Tempus – an investigator suffering from strange dreams. While trying to figure out the link between the deadly ‘Spiral’ disease afflicting the population, and the increasing violence and instability occurring around him, Tempus becomes the center of an underground plot that threatens the entire world around him.

SPIRAL boasts a unique art style, with expressive fully lip-synced characters, rich explorable environments, and console quality visual effects such as bloom and full screen anti-aliasing.

Spiral features gameplay and controls tailored from the ground up for touch screens. Exploring beautiful 3D worlds, interacting with characters or puzzles, and taking part in high octane combat, all done with a simple and intuitive ‘one touch’ gesture system.

Take part in an engaging story mode, or play in one of four Arena modes. Regardless of which mode you play in, Tempus gains experience to unlock new abilities and weapons.

SPIRAL fully integrates Game Center Achievements, Leaderboards, and Challenges, Social Networking, as well as offering an iCloud save system, HDMI output support and Game Controllers.

For more information on Spiral, please visit

Developed by Pixel Hero Games


TWITTER: @PixelHeroGames

What’s New

Version 1.4

- Added support for new iPhone screen resolutions.
- Added Japanese localisation.
- Fixed bug that caused the game to select the lowest graphics settings in new devices.
- Fixed localisation bug.
- Compressed game data reducing the storage size and disk access.
- Improved code to reduce device thermal throttling.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Sopants ,

Not perfect, but big kudos for innovation

I give 5 stars because it's still better than most "5 star" paid-for-reviews apps on the app store (read: 3/4 of the app store). Fun controls, ambitious story. A bit too ambitious perhaps - frame rate chugs nearly everywhere on iphone 5, and some of the voice acting is pretty bad, though the dialogue itself is pretty good. The main character's voice acting is probably the worst of all, sounds like a dev decided he wanted to be an actor. Other voice actors, such as the computer, are at a professional level, so it's a bit puzzling that the voice you'll hear most is the most poorly acted in the game. Once you figure out the combat its really fun. And it's possible the 5s can keep up with the engine, but I havent seen. Anyway, with the lack of quality rpg's on the app store, this is a no-brainer. If you have problems with the combat, jump in the arena for a minute and it will click in no time.

Coil_Whine ,

Fun game, but a bit buggy

I really enjoyed this game on my iPad 4th gen back in 2013 when it launched, and Aaron Ruiz Moora - the technical director of the game - was friends with me on Twitter. However, upon playing it again on my iPhone 6S I encountered a game breaking bug during the warehouse stealth level in Chapter 3 where the game would crash and delete my save files continously making the whole process very annoying - I had to switch from my iPhone 6S on 10.3.1 to my iPhone 5S on 8.1.1 to make this app work after I found out it hasn't been updated since November of 2013. After I switched to my 5S, everything worked fine except for my SteelSeries Nimbus MFi Controller as I had to end up switching to touch controls which confused me at first. Luckily the game didn't overstay its welcome and the length of it was perfect, and a really fun game too so I'll go for 4 Stars rating here! I highly recommend it if your phone or iPad's old enough to run it flawlessly as it's a fantastic game with a great 3D open world and powers to use.

philodygmn ,

the new iOS ARPG standard

Fippin' amazing, and by just 7 individuals!!! The defining moment for action/adventure RPGs on multi-touch. Bioshock-lite meets Devil May Cry with only a tad less flair and nearly the polish, for a few well-deserved bucks, easily worth twice its price. Sports some pretty phenomenal character animation.

The battle control scheme takes getting used to, but I hope it becomes the standard touch combat system because it's so simple and seamless that if you're paying attention to what you're doing it blends precision and versatility. It's a crime so many of this app's negative reviews are for control when it solves all the touchscreen issues for combat so brilliantly if you just give it the chance to sink in!

Buy this so we can see the other 2 episodes (devs say there's multitouch special moves in store...)!

Sound design, music, voiceacting and script are all OK, environments sparse though well-textured, but the animation, story, and combat easily carry it.

Flawless framerate on 5th-gen Touch.

This positively deserves to be bought in droves. Please, reward this landmark iOS-specific effort—it shan't disappoint!

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