"Blackbar is a brilliant game." —Ron Gilbert
"Its allegories are smart, and its approach to story-telling on touch-devices is just as well. 4.5/5" —TouchArcade
"Taut and intelligent. 8/10" —Eurogamer
"A political statement—a super fun one. I _______ love this _______ game." —Loren Brichter
"Awesome and totally unexpected." —Shaun Inman
Blackbar is a text game: a sci-fi story of a dystopian future told through the medium of word puzzles. Reminiscent of text adventures and interactive fiction, it has a unique mechanic centered around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game.
You'll pick up Blackbar instantly; however, its challenges will keep you searching, thinking, and trying for days.
"An ingenious puzzle game that critiques censorship" —Fast Company
"The humor is black, the puzzles go from simple to truly challenging, and the story is top-notch." —Gamemoir
"Playing Blackbar is Like High School English Class, And I Love It." —Kotaku
"Wonderfully written and does a fantastic job of pulling you into a not entirely unrealistic tale." —Gizmodo
"Well-written and entertaining, with just a touch of a deeper message to hit a few concepts home. Just plain awesome." —JayIsGames
• Fixed a small visual bug on one page
• Fixed a layout problem in the credits on small devices
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I'm writing this just after completing the game. Is it well worth the money? __________!
Could ask for nothing more from a game of this style.
Beyond My Expectations
I can't spot a flaw, it is simplistic, yet genius. Amazing way of delivering a message. Inspiring.
Unique Text-based Thriller
This game must be the first of its kind in the App Store. Deciphering censored letters can actually be so fun!
The riveting story unfolds through these letters and the urge to find out what happens next will keep you going on to the end.
The developer, Mrgan LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Mrgan LLC
- 4.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2013 Neven Mrgan & James Moore
- S$ 4.48
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.