It's been 72 hours since Hannah disappeared without a trace. Out of nowhere, her friends suddenly receive a message from the missing person's phone. The mysterious message only contains a number... your number!
• Investigate in an exciting criminal case: Collect evidence and make the right decisions
• Images, voicemails, mini games and videos: In addition to text messages and choices, you can expect varied media and game content
• Make new friends: Join the crew and make new friends. But be careful who to trust...
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Duskwood is a small, sleepy village surrounded by a dense forest. Strangers rarely get lost in this remote area and when they do, they always describe the place as weird or even scary. The locals of Duskwood have never been worried about this. However, in the last 72 hours, many things have changed and even among the villagers concerns are growing: A girl has disappeared and the mysterious legends that are surrounding the ancient forest seem to come alive...
• Realistic & Exciting: Play the interactive story in a real messenger
• Spy Mode: Secretly read chats of others
• Completely free to play: You don't have to spend a buck if you don't want to
• From the author of Dead City: Duskwood is the brand new story by the author of the worldwide hit Dead City. Head into this new adventure alongside thousands of fans!
• Additional game content and updates: The game is constantly being developed. The next update will be released soon!
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DUSKWOOD IS RELEASED IN EPISODES
We decided to publish the interactive story Duskwood in episodes. Not to annoy you - quite the contrary! It was important to us that you could start right away, even though the game is not finished. While you're already searching for Hannah, solving puzzles and making decisions, we're working on the sequel. Your feedback is important to us. If you have any suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO PLAY? DECISION GAMES, TEXT ADVENTURES, CYOA? WHAT IS THIS?
You are connected to your friends in Duskwood via chat messenger. This allows you to receive pictures, videos, voice messages and even phone calls. Your answers, choices and decisions influence what others reveal of themselves, whether they like you, and even change the course of the story. This type of role play game (rpg) is also called text adventure, cyoa, decision- or choice games. It belongs to the genre of interactive fiction.
Duskwood Episode 5 Is Now Available!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
“Found phone” game
This game is a bit similar to those “found phone” games like Sara is Missing and SIMULACRA, though not as complex as SIMULACRA in terms of game mechanics. You operate your virtual phone to communicate with a group of people to try to figure out what is going on. There are photos and short video clips as well, to enhance the story. Acting is decent. In the videos, the actors (actresses) talk in English with (I think) a bit of German accent, which is actually kinda of cool. There are currently two episodes. Story wise it does not seem to contain horror elements and jump scares such as those in SIMULACRA, though the story just begins to ramp up at the end of episode 2. Based on the story so far, I have some theory about what actually happened and who was behind it. Let’s see if I am right in future episodes ;)
Similar to SIMULACRA Pipe Dream that includes Flappy Bird as a mini game, this game includes a match-3 game that you need to clear to progress. Though polished, I am not that thrilled about having to play the match-3 as it often hampers my progress when I just want to get to the next part of the story. It makes the game longer than what it actually is, in my opinion.
In any case, this game so far is definitely worth the $2.99 or so I paid for the premium pass, which provides more dialogue options, and unlocks more photos and videos. Looking forward to seeing how the story resolves.
A solid game all around but maybe not for everyone
Duskwood reminded me of Simulacra without all the jump-scares (there’s still some creepy moments). The story is good and it definitely pulls you in but this leads to my biggest issue with the game. The match 3’s that you have to do to progress the game can be frustrating. They’re explained as decrypting files and that’s reinforced in game and as you go you deal with different challenges in the match 3’s. I personally enjoy the match 3’s(until I hit a point where I spend days trying to do the last mini game I need to continue the game and forget what was happening). You can pay to get 60 lives if you really need them but it’s not necessary and that brings to me to something that I’m really happy the devs did. You don’t have to pay to win, if you run out of lives you wait 10 minutes and you’ve got another shot. If you buy premium then you get little story moments that can immerse you more and make the characters feel more real but it’s not necessary to enjoy the game. The characters are played by actors and actresses in moments where you get to watch video calls. All in all my biggest complaint was about the match 3’s but I don’t consider it big enough to drop this to 4 stars but if you don’t like match 3’s or you don’t have much patience it might be a drawback for you.
First let me say that this game has me hooked. I’m finished with the 4th chapter already. If you are anything like me you have probably downloaded a lot of story based games. And most of the time you have to “hack” in order to progress and it is usually super easy and then it just gets way too complicated and you have to buy hints or extra moves. This game isn’t like that at all. Yes some are a little bit harder but it gives you coins all through the story so you never have to buy anything. I know that’s really rare now days lol I was shocked too. The story is so good. And it’s different than other games bc you don’t just “find” the phone. I won’t say More bc I don’t want to spoil it. If you are on the fence just download it. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Edit: I also wanted to add that the first review that shows up says you have to pay to beat the match 3. No you don’t. You are given 5 try’s and also coins to buy moves. If you fail those 5 try’s then you just wait a few min and can try again. I’m never good at games. I usually always give up. I haven’t had to with this game. Like I said I finished chapter 4 in a day and a half.
- Jan-Carl Ewald, Vanessa Riess und Kevin Dominic Scherer
- 412.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Portuguese, Russian
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Everbyte
- In-App Purchases
- 10 Credits $0.99
- 60 Credits $4.99
- Multimedia Premium $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.