Mike Singleton's '84 classic Adventure Strategy game, brought to and updated for iOS.
"The Lords of Midnight is not simply an adventure game nor simply a war game. It was really a new type that became known as an epic game, for as you play the Lords of Midnight you will be writing a new chapter in the history of the peoples of the Free.
You will guide individual characters across the land of Midnight on vital quests but you will also command armies that must endeavour to hold back the foul hordes of Doomdark, the witch king. Yours will be no inevitable victory." - Mike Singleton 1984
"Lords of Midnight does story-based, large-scope, high-fantasy warfare better than most titles I can think of, iOS or otherwise."
- Rating 4/5- PocketTactics.com
"This is an outstanding remake and developer Chris Wild, should feel very proud of creating such a superb celebration of the man’s work."
- Rating 8/10 - Metro
"#1 - Top 5 iPhone and iPad games of the week"
"If you're interested in classic games, especially fantasy and/or strategy games, Lords of Midnight is a must-have."
- Rating 4/5 - TouchArcade.com
"App of the Year!"
- Rating 5/5, Mirror.co.uk
"It's an unmissable remake. Few titles weather the storms of time as well as this solid-gold classic."
- Rating 4/5 - PocketGamer.co.uk
"A must own title; pure genius and extremely entertaining. Recommended."
- Rating 98/100 - Arcade Life
“Made of extremely bright colors and clean lines, a stylistic choice that was and still is very original.”
"Despite the perfectly adapted touch controls and crisp graphic presentation, this is a proper 1980s they-don’t-make-’em-like-they-used-to game"
"#3 - Top 10 iPad games and apps of December 2012"
"If you love a game, love the game’s creator and want to produce an updated tribute – here’s your benchmark. Almost thirty years old and yet it feels fresh, relevant and completely at home on a touch screen. Recommended without reservation – so good it makes me want to cry."
- Arcade Life
"Original, longed for and a perfect adaptation of a legendary game. Unlike those Spectrum conversions that are strictly for nostalgia lovers, Chris Wild’s Lords of Midnight will enthrall any gamer who thinks he has what it takes for a true battle of wits where only the most brilliant commanders will survive."
- Louise Mensch, Mirror.co.uk
"Lords of Midnight is an experience that everybody with a remote interest in games should have, buying into your characters and developing your own war stories is a wonderful thing. It is a game with hidden depths that deserve to be plumbed and I cannot recommend it enough."
iOS Best Port/Retro Gamer of the Year"
- Arcade Life
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** PLEASE NOTE **
You need iBooks installed to read the Novella.
Version 2.0.5 (44)
1. ADDED: panel_map_detailed - tool tip for location - press
2. ADDED: panel_options - gameplay rules
3. ADDED: Rule: Impassable Mountains
4. ADDED: Rule: AI Impassable Mountains
5. ADDED: Rule: Sole Mountaineer
6. ADDED: Rule: LoM - Unrecruitable Fey
7. FIXED: Character Time Shader
Ratings and Reviews
While seeming deceptively simple, this game is actually a very deep graphical fantasy text adventure. I never played the original game, but I can see the similarities and inspirations drawn from high fantasy classics such as JRR Tolkien's works.. Etc. others have compared this to 'King of Dragon Pass' which I felt was a more engrossing game, but that is a fair comparison.
This game is not easy!
While I have not gotten very far, I have restarted a few times as I learned the game mechanics.
One complaint: PLEASE make the hit detection on the buttons more accurate, or at least more generous. Two I have struggled with are the tiny flashing scroll with tutorial helpful hints, and the 'X' in the hint window to close it. Activating these small icons on my 4S iPhone seems to be VERY difficult on several occasions... Often I would click the flashing scroll icon to read a contextual hint, and instead my selected character would advance one step, or open the character view as this scroll appears on the upper right corner overtop the current character coat-of-arms. Could it be moved by the developers to a neutral location onscreen to prevent these issues???
Interesting game though! Check it out!
Amazing Game for iOS
Ignore the old reviews that claim this game has issues on certain iPhones; it’s been updated and works flawlessly (using an iPhone 12 Pro) using the entire screen.
This is a well done tribute the the Original creator and is great for a nostalgia trip. If you’re not into classic games or text-heavy interfaces, then this won’t be for you. For everyone else, expect some rich storytelling.
Recently updated my phone and now I can’t play
I recently got an X series iPhone come to find that I can no longer play this amazing game anymore. Please update so I can once again enjoy this fantastic product.
Developer Response ,
New version released which should now work. May have minor teething issues from the rewrite but hopefully all good.
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- Chilli Hugger Software Ltd
- 24.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 1984 - 2022 Mike Singleton & Chilli Hugger Software Ltd