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Description

"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

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

• Fixed a small visual bug on one page
• Fixed a layout problem in the credits on small devices

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

IcedRaccoon ,

Absolutely brilliant!

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.

hazel🌸 ,

Beyond My Expectations

I can't spot a flaw, it is simplistic, yet genius. Amazing way of delivering a message. Inspiring.

Lim Jiechao ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Mrgan LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Information

Provider
Mrgan LLC
Size
4.6 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, German

Age Rating
9+
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Copyright
Price
S$ 4.48

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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