G30 – A Memory Maze is a unique and minimalistic take on the puzzle genre, where each level is hand-crafted and meaningful. It’s a story of a person with a cognitive disorder, who is trying to recollect the elusive past – before the disease takes over and everything will fade away.
How would you feel, if you couldn’t recognize your life, your loved ones and even yourself? Could you find a light in the dark maze of human consciousness? Could you remember the story?
INNOVATIVE PUZZLES THAT ARE THE STORY
Each level sparks a little memory of the person’s life. It’s a two-part puzzle: a visual image of the memory and a telescopic text, that reveals itself with every step. You start with fragmented pieces of the picture attached to dashed lines. Dragging them like strings, you move parts of the image to restore it. In turn, telescopic text reacts to your every step – the closer you are to the solution, the more text unfolds. And if you're not moving in the right direction, the story piece too can drift away from the truth. You are indeed remembering – adding details to the memory and forming a clear picture.
RELAXING AND ATMOSPHERIC
The game has a delightful relaxing flow with the atmospheric music and haptic feedback - all this helps you to dive into this compelling story even more. No scores, no timers, no "game over".
A DEEP AND MYSTERIOUS STORY
G30 is about memory and consciousness – and what they mean for a human being. There are people around who are losing their ability to remember – some kinds of mental diseases do that to a person. G30 shows how they see the world, how they feel about the past they can’t remember and the reality they can’t recognize.
The “Most Innovative Game” award at both Casual Connect USA and Casual Connect Kyiv, “Best Mobile Game” at CEEGA Awards, “Excellence in Game Design” at DevGAMM, “Best Mobile Game” and “Critics' Choice” at GTP Indie Cup, “GDC Special Award” and “Amazon Special Award” at Get IT Conference.
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Ratings and Reviews
Not only an incredible game, but an incredible experience.
This is the rare game that truly takes you into its world with all of your mind. Often, a puzzle game will claim to have an underlying plot, when in reality the plot is totally unrelated to the game and serves only as a distraction. This game is not like that. The puzzles *are* the plot, and they tell the story without the need for the player to ever take their mind away from the puzzle. The story itself is incredible, eschewing the traditional Western narrative structure in favor of a looping, ambient format which largely original, at least in my own experience, and which fits the tone of the game as if they were made for each other, which of course they were.
The gameplay is just as incredible, playing out in multiple layers simultaneously, with levels looping back on themselves, and a perfect difficulty gradient which kept me from ever feeling as if it was either too easy or too hard.
This is the needle in a haystack. This is a truly amazing game and a truly amazing journey, and I am so glad I discovered it.
Brilliant execution of a challenging idea
How do you replicate the fractured world of someone with memory loss in puzzle form? Well, like this. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a better marriage of game mechanics and subject matter. As you work through the puzzles, watching words appear and disappear, you search for meaning; yet, as soon as you think you have grasped the story, it becomes a different story altogether. It’s incredibly empathetic, and I defy anyone with a soul to not experience a sense of the frustration and anxiety of not...quite...knowing who you are, and whether the pieces of your memory are even real. I get that doesn’t make it sound very appealing as a game, but it is, and a very positive experience overall.
The art, the sound, and the haptic feedback are what make this game four stars for me. It’s short the one star because I don’t entirely understand the game. I get the premise, but the blurbs are disjointed and nonsensical in places. It took me FOREVER to figure out that I was supposed to be clicking on words throughout the puzzles. I still don’t understand what it is that makes a word clickable in the first place...
So, it’s a puzzle in the truest sense: I can’t even solve the puzzle of what the puzzle is! But I have always struggled with puzzle games (including games like Zelda that incorporate puzzles into the core gameplay) so I strongly suspect the disconnect is just me. More than likely, any person who loves puzzles will love this game.
And if you’re high-sensory like I am, you’ll enjoy the art, the sound, and the haptic feedback. 😉
- Kovalov Ivan
- 128 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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- © Ivan Kovalov
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.