In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.
Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.
Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve cryptic puzzles, touch and listen in your search to foresee the future and finally discover if your loved one will love you back.
Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year's Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.
For the complete Year Walk experience, or if you're curious about the folk lore on which Year Walk is based, we recommend downloading Year Walk Companion, available for free on the App Store.
"An iOS game like nothing else you’ve seen on the format to date.
This is a brave and truly original work"
Edge - 9/10
"Elegant and artful, Year Walk is an unmissable piece of work.
You can close the app and put down the phone, but the forest may spread beyond its glassy confines, its spindly, silver-skinned trees taking root in your own home, your own dreams."
Eurogamer - 9/10
"A game this distinctive, this different, this thrillingly new is the best possible demonstration of the format’s versatility; indeed, of the narrative power of the interactive medium. Simogo has made something very special here."
The Telegraph - 5/5
"It's a gripping, somber, atmospheric, and elegantly-designed game, and everyone should play it.
I've never played anything quite like it."
Touch Arcade 5/5
"An incredible showcase for the potential of tablet games and will undoubtedly become influential over the next few years."
CVG - 9/10
"Simogo has packed Year Walk with a hefty share of spine-tingling jump scares, but it’s these external trappings that cause the game’s lore to get under your skin and stick with you long after your phone or tablet has been turned off."
Gamezebo - 4,5/5
"Year Walk is smart, thrilling, and absolutely stunningly crafted. It'll throw you for a loop, leaving you transfixed to the screen until you shake out all of its dark secrets."
Mac|Life - 5/5
"As with any good page-turner, you won't want to put this game down until you get to the end. It's quite a journey, too. Year Walk is a beguiling adventure, and a truly memorable experience."
Pocketgamer - 8/10
- Added support for new devices
Ratings and Reviews
This has everything I love; an indie puzzle adventure with beautiful artwork, a bit spooky, cool mythology and story, and yet... it still falls a bit short.
I don’t mind paying because I know the creators would have put a great deal of effort into this and deserve to earn something out of it, but I do find myself resenting how short it is for the price. The biggest puzzle was navigating the map - too complicated and too many almost identical settings. I wanted more puzzles, more of a challenge than just “where was that cave again?”. I also felt like there could have been a little more exposition. I love a mystery, but I would have preferred something to explain what a year walk was within the game, not on a separate companion app.
Still, I loved the vibe and had an enjoyable hour or so playing it.
I wish I could like this more
This game has a very consistent and considered art style, and a soundtrack to match. But I'm stuck - not because a puzzle is too hard, but because I don't even know what my goal is. I'm not sure where I'm supposed to go or what to do. Great atmosphere, not the greatest puzzles.
The story and the mythology, the art and the puzzles make for an aesthetically pleasing game. Highly recommend if you’re a sucker for indie games that make you think and creepy art. An effortlessly jolting app
- Simogo AB
- 820.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2013 Simogo, All rights reserved.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.