Added support for iOS 12
Added support for Xs, XsMax and XR devices.
Increased audio buffers.
A few minor fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Cyan (Riven) created a 'world' that is unforgettable and one that I wanted to return to. Now it's here and after 14 years it hasn't lost its ability to evoke feelings of both wonder and peace. The only issue is the resolution for iPad - at 2x - it is blocky and blurry. Such a shame. I understand from cyan related blogs that it won't be possible to create high res version, but that some improvement is being planned through changes to file compression. I would have no issue with downloading a larger file if it meant improved resolution. However, the marketplace might disagree. Thanks to Cyan for making this other 'world' accessible.
An okay first cut: Appreciate the effort, but a so-far-flawed port of an amazing game
I was thrilled to see Riven on the app store, and the developers have made some reasonable compromises to squeeze the game onto the iPhone. So I appreciate the effort.
Unfortunately, at version 1.0, the implementation has some fairly critical issues - looks like an absence of QA.
The main issue, which is a show-stopper, is the constantly-appearing radioactive-green "hint" circles, which I've found no way to disable, and which seriously disrupt both the gameplay and the game's appearance. Presumably the shake detection is buggy, causing the circles to appear with even the slightest movement of the device - now, they appear on every frame, making the visuals look extremely unappealing. Whoever decided bright green circles was a good idea was gravely mistaken!
It's also arbitrarily missing some of the immersive niceties of the desktop version, like the rippling water which I have no doubt the iPhone's processor would manage just fine. Hopefully this will emerge in updates.
So, it's okay. But if you're a newcomer to Riven, don't spoil it by getting this version: Get the desktop version. I'm happy to change that opinion if the developers fix the outstanding issues, though.
Can we have the rest of the series.. pretttty pleeeeease?
I love Riven - it is one of the best games I have ever played. I was delighted to find this here, but would love to be able to play the third, fourth, and fifth games. I missed out on them when they were first out and now my technology has been updated and I can't play them! Pleeeease put them out for ipad, you would make all of us here so happy :)
- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 1.2 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Copyright © 2010 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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