To be remade, we must first come apart. Explore a dreamlike mansion, photograph mysterious spaces, confront your deepest secrets and confess them online as Carmen, junior architect and new hire at an elusive firm.
In this near-future social media world, you’re charged with photographing the inside of an opulent building — but beware: the house is getting to know you too, perhaps better than you know yourself.
You’ll explore lush environments with your phone’s camera in 360° as you search for hidden objects, solve puzzles, and get to know the characters within Carmen’s world.
"A mixed reality brain melter."
- The Verge
"One of the most opulent settings in video game history."
"A glorious blend of surreal imagery."
"A dark and dazzling critique of social media"
"Different, raw, and real."
- Hey Poor Player
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This version includes layout improvements on certain devices, and improves some of the visual effects in certain scenes.
Ratings and Reviews
Explore And Discover with a Vaporwave Aesthetic
I jumped into Holovista after playing the Mesmer & Braid ARG (alternate reality game), go search the web and play along. It’s not needed to know the game, but it’s more fun backstory as you play the game.
This is essentially a discovery and story game purely set in the Vaporwave aesthetic. You’re Carmen. You’re trying to get hired at this architectural company Mesmer & Braid. You take pictures of objects (moving your phone around VR like or with your fingers), and then post them to a social media feed. You discover the story via your social messages and feed. I won’t spoil anything after that.
It’s so refreshing to see fully contained games and experiences on the App Store. Well worth the $5, and just a neat vibe.
Queer and Accessible and Beautiful
I rarely do reviews but felt really compelled for this one! I’ve only played the first few rooms but am already loving this game.
I was so pleasantly surprised that there are queer, trans, and nonbinary characters, of varying races and ethnicities, who are all really interesting and relatable as well.
There’s also an entire section in the settings talking about accessibility features of the game, and a whole section with content warnings! You are able to turn on a setting that makes the visual effects, such as strobing, less intense.
Some people are talking about the game being boring or tedious but I disagree. It is not a fast paced game, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this isn’t it. But I LOVE just looking around all the rooms! And really taking my time with it, admiring all the artistic details.
As a transgender nonbinary Latinx artist who has epilepsy, the characters and features of this game and the attention to accessibility mean a whole lot to me!! I love being able to see myself represented in a game.
These are the kinds of quality games the AppStore needs
I wish I could give the developers of this game a big hug.
These are the kinds of games that the iOS AppStore needs.
Premium Games that have their heart and soul in them. Games that truly capture the essence of the platform they were built for.
Holovista is innovative and makes me crave for more, even while I’m playing it.
Without spoiling this masterpiece, Holovista is a mobile adventure game with modern, 3D, futuristic art at its core. The game is an actual story told through Instagram posts.
The living breathing world of these characters is beautiful and I find myself lost in the universe of this world.
Thank you, developers for making this game and breathing life back into the iOS App Store. Thank you for making this a premium game and NOT some freemium cash grab. Thank you for making this experience and really capturing my heart and mind. I love holovista and I can’t wait to finish it.
Developer Response ,
Wow, thank you for these incredibly kind words, they mean so much to our team. We’re so glad you enjoyed our game!
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- Aconite Inc
- 353.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2020 Aconite Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.