"Who am I?"
This game is for:
- Those who want to analyze their personality
- Those with an interest in literature, philosophy, or psychology
- Those who are continuously searching for themselves
ALTER EGO Play Guide
- Tap whispers to gather EGO
- Use the EGO you have gathered to progress in the story and take personality tests
- Use what you learn in the game to see yourself in a new light
The ending changes based on the choices you make.
- Multiple endings
- Your interpretation changes the nature of the in-game world
- "This is our story: yours, and mine."
Caramel Column Inc.
Caramel Column is a video game and board game studio.
Game Design: Maki Ono
Character Design: Kai Ito
- Set the default language to English again.
- Fixed corrupt vertical writing in Japanese.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A Magical Experience
A cross between Undertale, Doki Doki Literature Club, and an idle clicker game would be my best description of this app. The graphics are absolutely beautiful, and the style reminds me of a grim anime that everyone gets hooked on at least once in their lives. There is an odd, cultish feeling to the repeated mantras within. Instead of deterring me, it keeps me guessing for what may happen next.
In order to proceed in this game, you must tap on speech bubbles and “read” an interesting choice of books in order to gain EGO, the game’s main currency. When you have enough, you speak with Es, a mysterious and intelligent bookworm with several things to hide. Each time you visit, you either learn more about yourself through thoughtful games, quizzes, and puzzles, or you learn more about the world you are in. Another character that you see quite often is Façade, a stone face that bids you to stay on the path you are on and keep yourself from going astray. A constant fight between the calculated but impulsive Es and the stubborn but good intentioned Façade will bring you towards enlightenment...or the brink of insanity.
Those who love secrets, creativity, and reading between the lines, as well as have a healthy respect for choice-based and clicker games, will absolutely enjoy this wonderful, spine-tingling, and immersive adventure.
Worth a chance
I wasn’t sure what to make of this game when I first started. The earliest personality quizzes wildly misinterpreted my answers and the results felt incredibly hollow. I wondered how much the creators knew about psychology, and if they just wrote the most ominously selfish quiz results they could think of. Still, I accepted that the game would never understand me and treated it as pure fiction.
I’m glad I weathered that first impression, because this game makes great use of its medium to show escalation, and the replayable plot structure sets up the third-act twist with delicious payoff. As I learned the game’s style of communication, I was able to give answers that made me feel understood. All in all, I accept the psychological profile this game’s constructed of me, and I related terribly to the themes of confinement and frustration.
One strange nitpick though: for a game about establishing one’s independence as a moral agent, the postgame writing gets REALLY codependent. It’s good waifu melodrama but incredibly poor mental hygiene, and makes the psychology seem like it only exists in a theoretical bubble without application. I worry that the game might end on a sour note by guilt tripping me for having a real life.
When you play this game it feels like you can relax and be transported into a whole new world. In the beginning of them game you would meet a stone faces wall named Façade that keeps you on the path to finding yourself. Then as you go on you start collecting thoughts which gives you a currency called EGO. Once you get enough EGO you can visit a girl named Es and she’ll help discover who you are as a person, while your learning more about her.
The more EGO you collect the more times you can visit Es to discover more about yourself, and more about her. The game is mostly Black and White and has a manga type of theme to it, also while on the way you can collect more EGO and get more books to get more EGO. Es is a character that also talks about some deep thoughts and this is a way to help discover more about her, and she a big bookworm. ALTER EGO is the best game to play if you want to get away from life for a bit, and it has a great type of Zen music.
I totally recommend this game to the people that want to get away from life for a bit and just discover about themselves as a person.
- CARAMEL COLUMN INC.
- 204.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2018 Caramel Column Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Remove advertisements $2.99
- The Ego and the Id (SE) $2.99
- x1,000 EGO via tapping $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.