Howl 12+

Dark fairy-tale world

astragon Entertainment GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 34 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Howl is a turn-based tactical folktale set in medieval times. A sinister "howling plague" has ravaged the land, turning all who hear it into feral beasts. You play a deaf heroine plunging into danger in search of a cure.

Plan up to six steps in advance to outmaneuver your opponents: wolfish creatures filled with hunger and rage. Various types of fiends are lurking in the shadows, each of them possessing different abilities and their own levels of vitality. So, you need to consider carefully the strategy that will bring them to their knees.

Not only do you have your wits to rely on while plotting your attack, you also have an array of abilities at your disposal. As you slay more wolves, you acquire skills like Vault, Smoke Bomb, and Piercing Shot. Venture forth on your journey to upgrade your skills and unlock more Action Slots and Undo Round Points. As you plan your moves, you will also shape your own prophecy, composing a dynamic work of scripture as you fight.

Howl's visuals are created through "living ink", a flowing art style that paints the story as you play. Carve your way through a dark, fairy-tale world made up of obscure yet magical places where you fight and write to rid the lands of the plague.

• Foretell the actions of your enemies in tactical, turn-based combat.
• Outsmart the different wolf species, from fast predators to enormous pack leaders.
• Beautifully illustrated in a unique, living ink art style.
• Unlock and upgrade new skills like Shadow Step, Exploding Shot, and more.
• Save villagers from the claws – and howls – of the wolves.
• Play through 60 levels over 4 chapters.
• Plot your route on the world map to uncover new skills and secret paths.

What’s New

Version 1.2

We added achievements and fixed some Cloud saving related issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jackiface ,

Gorgeous on iPad, UI needs a tweak

Love this absolutely beautiful story about hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, art style is so unique and well done 🥰 It’s a tough puzzle game but doesn’t punish you for making mistakes- it encourages you to try again. Working out a new section of a particularly tricky puzzle is so satisfying, I find myself more interested in trying something else than I am bummed I died.
All that being said, the card system should be brought forward, over the UI, so it can be used when the level goes further off the screen. I love the captions but I hate that they also sometimes block the cards.

Tannerist ,

Excellent Game, As others say, some UI issues

Picked up this game sometime last week and have been playing it quite frequently! Very enjoyable artistic style and strategy! Difficult enough for you to spend a little time planning and being creative while not being overly frustrating.

The story doesnt especially grab me; I loved the different maps for the chapters, and really liked that you could demo the first few before paying to really get a taste of the game.

That being said, as others have mentioned, the UI gets tricky to navigate when cards start covering each other up. I was able to make it through the game anyways, but not without some trial and error.

All in all, I definitely think its worth the money and was a very enjoyable game! Im hoping to go back through and collect all the achievements.

Former Graphic Designer #63 ,

User Interface Needs Work

I wanted to like this game. The gameplay is a creative take on turn-based combat, and the art style is wonderful.

That being said, I cannot read anything because the text is too small. Playing on an iPhone XR, and the text in the top left is nearly impossible to read even with the phone 8 inches from my face. Everything in the user interface is much too small. I replayed the first level 3 times because I didn’t know that I needed to click the next level on the world map. The yellow completed symbol is too close in color to the map color to be seen on a phone.

If you make some sizing adjustments, this game could be great!

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The developer, astragon Entertainment GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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