Toucharcade's Game Of The Week!
"The Best Mobile Adventure Game You’ll Play This Year" - 5/5

It's 1920's Norway, and you play as Ruth, a young woman who lives alone on a remote farm at the end of a faraway fjord. You take care of your cows and make delicious dairy products that your friend sells in the closest town. But life is hard and work is tough, and Ruth ponders: Is this really the life I want? It's not easier when mysterious things start happening to you and your cows.

And then a huge, mysterious ship descends from the skies, turning Ruth's life upside-down.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a delightful, classic point-and-tap adventure game that combines an exciting story with puzzles and exploration.

It's also written completely in rhyme!

If you like unique games like Loom, Broken Age and Monkey Island you should give this a try!

* A lovingly crafted universe with hand-painted backgrounds combined with old school pixel art
* An exciting, intriguing story filled with wonder
* All dialogue and game text written in rhyme!
* Puzzles and exploration, perfect for beginners and veterans alike
* Easy, touch-friendly controls and no fail-state gameplay
* Autosave and custom save games
* Lovely, original soundtracks
* Made in Norway by one dedicated guy
* 2-4 hours of playtime
* Works on both iPhone and iPad
* English, French and Norwegian languages
* Four earth-based cows

What’s New

Version 1.3

- New Languages! Now you can play the game in rhyming French and Norwegian!
- Auto-rotate support
- A few bug fixes

Thanks for playing my game, you're awesome!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Dolly Rocket ,

Beautiful game. Intriguing story.

The artwork is beautiful with a retro look and feel. The story is fun and bizarre - you can't second guess where the narrative is taking you. Sometimes I found the controls a bit sticky. Great game and hope there is a follow up if only to find out if Ruth breaks the curse.

Vivkah9 ,


Thoroughly enjoyable. Look forward to more from Mathis Folkestad. Really pleasing to play and the rhyming adds extra enjoyment. Loved the protagonist Ruth even when her mounds hit the ground 😉. I was one of those who got stuck so I appreciate Machineboy (Appunwrapper) but I have no doubt for most it will be challenging, fun and doable. I’m just sorry it’s over, for now. Maybe we will get to follow Ruth in her universal travels (fingers crossed).

Kowalos ,

Not updated for iPhone X and up

Is it really that difficult to at least optimise it for those devices so it’s proper 16:9 ratio with black bars only on sides.
Because of that basically looks smaller on iPhone X than on iPhone 6,7,8.
Home bar visible all the time as signal, battery and time.
I know you’re just one guy but it would be great if you can fix it.


The game is so good. It was simply unfair and immature to review it so low just because of screen size.
I got full explanation why is so hard to change it without changing UI.
Is worth playing even if it’s not full screen.

Can’t wait for the next project!

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry to hear about your trouble. Unfortunately the touch/drag mechanic for the inventory interferes with the home button swipe on the iPhone X, so the game had to purposely be made smaller so it was playable (the iPhone X screen is also wider than 16:9 which the game was originally designed for). If you shoot me an email at I can send you a code for the Steam version instead. Best, Mattis.


Machineboy AS
215.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour


  • Family Sharing

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