"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
Added news function.
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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.
I’ve seen a couple reviews on how they don’t enjoy their outcome or how its “boring, boring, boring” but that’s completely wrong. The story is intriguing if you are actually reading. If you are easily distracted or don’t like stories in games then this game is NOT for you. The concept they added of psychological and other things are genuinely interesting. The game is giving you answers based off of *YOUR OWN* answers. If you don’t like what they say then maybe don't play the game? The game is not going to ask for your life story. If you think the answers are too harsh or “rude” then take a look at yourself that made you get that answer, what did you pick to get that? As someone that suffers with mental problems it was kind of relieving that a game was able to see/understand what i felt. Of course, i am NOT recommending you to self-diagnose yourself just because you got a “you are are depressed aren’t you” answer but to me, it did help me understand more of who i am. Again, if you’ve made it this far, if you are not patient to wait for EGO or will not be satisfied with your answers DONT download this game.
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- CARAMEL COLUMN INC.
- 198.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ 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.