- "If you enjoyed A Dark Room, this game is absolutely for you." -PocketTactics.com
- "an existential journey" -Gamezebo.com
- "a great example of what can be done with the match three and puzzle genres if developers think outside of the box" -MacNN.com
- "surprisingly compelling and tactile gameplay" -JayIsGames.com
- "a refreshing departure from the typical mobile puzzle game" -Continue-Play.com
You are meant to be confused. The story begins as a sparse linear narrative, but as you become familiar with the world, and as the story progresses, puzzles become more complex and entire chapters eventually become meta-puzzles that must be completed in order to move forward, but even then, this story is as much about the journey as the struggle.
- The world dynamically adjusts the difficulty of puzzle types over time.
- The Failsafe System, which can be disabled via the pause menu, changes the puzzle type if the player appears to be unable to progress.
- 10 hours of crafted story and 12 procedural endless modes.
A hybrid of classic 'Zork-like' text adventures and color based puzzle match games like string-match and minesweeper. You navigate a world of memories, making decisions and solving puzzles as a confusing, complex, cryptic, and at times dark story unfolds in the text based world around you.
A unique iPhone, iPad (supports both portrait and landscape), or iPod interactive fiction app. The first half of the story is free, the second half of the story requires a single In-App-Purchase to permanently unlock. This is the only IAP in the game.
FIX: there was a small chance that the final memory in Chapter 10 could enter an impassible state if the stars aligned correctly.
Ratings and Reviews
One of a kind, both story and game
Sometimes it feels like a story, where I pass the time playing the games, though there are shiny parts where the games and the story come together in tense or emotional ways that leave me wondering if the game could really keep that level up the entire time.
The touch interactions are majestic, the best I’ve played in a matching game, and it feels like you’re connected to it. I think it could be harder. But this new version mentions that might happen, so maybe I’ll play again. Anyways, really need, unique, not anything else like it out there.
Unique, meaningful, and fun
I'm so glad I downloaded this game. It blends relaxing, aesthetically lovely puzzles with a tragic/exciting story to make for a really unique and artistic experience.
I'm really impressed with the writing, and the gameplay is fun. It's fairly well varied; there are six or seven different but similar types of puzzles depending on the level/story/urgency, which makes for decent variety.
Some of the gameplay is a bit tedious, which is why I took a star off, but I've always come back and completed the levels I've lost patience for. There was one level/puzzle I played over and over and over without passing, and I think the game registered this and gave me an alternate puzzle to complete. I might be wrong though! Maybe I did beat it and didn't realize. But anyway, if the game *did* recognize my inability to complete a level and adjusted accordingly, I am enormously impressed!
Interesting & engaging game
A new, unique way to imagine a game in a genre that has produced so many dry and monotonous Candy Crush clones. The story is good, albeit difficult to follow at times. The full story unlock is placed at a good time so as to make the player have enough background of the game to want to continue. As for the gameplay, the variety of puzzles keeps the player engaged, but at certain points the player can get stuck to the point that the game becomes boring. A hint system or somewhat of an online walkthrough would be helpful to assist players in getting through the more tedious areas, especially Chapter 10. Finally, the sound effects are nicely done, but a bit of ambient music would be appreciated, as it gets a little dry at times listening to the same clicks and chimes. Overall, great game, but needs some work.
- CH Buckingham
- 10.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2014 heavy handed holdings ltd
- In-App Purchases
- FULL STORY UNLOCK $1.99
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