Old-school RPG fans, rejoice! Gurk III is here and it is a lovingly-crafted game in the style of the great 8-bit RPGs of the 1980s. The crisply-pixelated icons, the painstakingly-emulated analog synth music, the hack'n'slash ethos, it's all here!
The gameplay and interface are simple, but the world is large and the tactics run deep. Roll stats for three heroes chosen from nine character classes, then explore a world with vast wildernesses, 50+ dungeon levels, 125+ creatures and 200+ unique items, all accompanied by a soundtrack of 20 original songs, scored in 8-bit synth emulators. Why, this ain't your parents' RPG, it's your grandparents'!
"THERE WILL BE PIXELS"
(Note: In case you are looking, the earlier Gurks I & II are not available for iOS)
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Updated to fit better on modern screens and to support 64-bit.
Ratings and Reviews
Good Game, But not worth if I lose everything.
I love this game deeply with my soul and heart, and the Roleplaying gist is amazing and can entertain me for hours upon hours with continuous fun. The only issue is if I save and I clean my history, the game completely resets and I lose everything. That was a real tick off and I deleted the game, and I hope this review is seen by the developers as a cry of help, to fix the save system!
This game is deceptively strategic. You not only have to plan out your supplies and items to get to the end of the dungeon, you must also plan for your way back. It also makes a huge difference which tactics you use in battle, especially against bosses. I got so addicted I played past the end--all the way to the point where the developer begs you to stop because he's all out of ideas!
GUYS READ THIS ABOUT SAVE FILES
This is the most nostalgic take you back to 1980's 8 bit rpg. The music for every part of the game is absolutely unbelievable.
Edit: Guys I reached out to the devs and he told me this.
The reason the save files are being deleted randomly has to due with your storage space. The lower the memory the higher the chance it will delete your save to clear room. They said it's a framework problem. Just glad to figure it out so I asked about how much room to keep and will post back.
Edit: Never got an answer however having less than 3gb of space is usually when I lose my save file. Lost my let's play by recording too much and about 10 normal save files before that.
The developer, Larva Labs Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Larva Labs Ltd.
- 22 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2013
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.