Able Black 12+

A story driven puzzle game

Scott Leach

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 3.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Able Black is an immersive story experience that uses images and sound to guide you through a series of puzzles.

Able is a lonely android struggling with his Citizenship Exam, a test he must pass if he doesn’t want to be shut down. Follow Able as he searches for purpose and a way out of isolation. Discover the secrets of Ark 19, an underground habitat designed to save humanity from disaster. Find out why Able has been left alone in the ark. Uncover what’s hidden there. Take the Citizenship Exam and discover who Able Black really is.

Navigate through five chapters of story text and experience the Citizenship Exam as Able does. After each chapter you’ll be faced with a series of questions that put you in the shoes of Able Black. Answer poetic riddles that echo the theme of each chapter. Solve cryptic puzzles to unlock Able’s story.

Able Black is part story, part game, and full of secrets.

This experience includes puzzles that some users may find challenging. If you need some help head to or visit the Able Black Facebook page

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What’s New

Version 4.0.1

* Resolved a bug that was preventing menu items from appearing as intended
* Fixed several typos

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

Stolenhoodie ,



I’m beyond just beyond impressed, it’s really hard for me to find mobile games or apps that I really can get into and actually be willing to sit and play throughly.. BUT THIS.. THIS IS A MASTERPIECE. I love the way the game actually makes you think it correlation with real life and real time. I love the psychology I love the story line, I love everything about this game. Only because I’m super greedy I could’ve sat here and played this through even if it was a 10 hour game... & ( I really wish it was ) I can only hope because I’m actually obsessed with this game that they either come out with a longer maybe episode two or a longer game like it, I mean heck I’ll take anything at this point. I’m gonna replay again and see if it’s any different ...and then I’m gonna lay again and probably again after that, idk I’m absolutely amazed. Like I said I’ve been on the App Store for years and there has NEVER been a game that even comes close to this. Alright I’m done, but seriously take my advice and PLAY IT.

i love pules ,

I have one problem with the game (so far)

I noticed in the puzzles it asks forthe brief explanation, but you can’t actually write it. The explanation the game gives, especially when you compare mother to the desert or spider, are alot more hateful and agressive than my actual reasoning for choosing those awnsers. Like in the first puzzle, I said mother was like the desert, meaning she was harsh and pushed you to your limits in order for you to learn, but the breif response that was given was something like “mother is cruel are harsh” or something like that. Ik that like theres not rlly a solution to this but like i feel like it’s putting words in my mouth and making my character seem alot more hateful than I intended for him to be. Ik it’s nit-picky but its really the only problem I have with it so far and it does kinda take me out of the game. I feel like if we could wrote our own awnsers but it like just doesnt affect the outcome at all that’d be cool, cause its not like the breif response actually affects anything, only the awnser you choose. I dunno its really fun game tho.

Alexamev ,

Wonderful work for one developer

The game itself was more like a story than a puzzle, i feel like more of them could be added. The plot was wonderful, I loved the character development, the style of it was slightly reminiscent of a separate puzzle based game called The Guides, there was one puzzle which I couldn’t figure out without hints, the one with the key and roman numerals. The storyline had me completely immersed, plot twists had foreshadowing, I loved the flow of things, the creativity and problem solving. The bits of character revealed at the end of each test were wonderful as well, while playing I was reminded of a movie called I Am Mother of course they weren’t nearly close in plot, but the base idea was similar which I liked, the amount of detail put into it was wonderful, in general I give all the acclaim I can, especially towards the storyline, and I hope to see more games like this in the future, great job. Keep making more like this and you’re sure to create great things.

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