Infiltrate the enemy as a psychic spy, leaping from body to body by touch! But when your own body is stolen, you'll race against time to find it before your mind disintegrates.

The ORPHEUS Ruse is the thrilling interactive spy novel by Paul Gresty, where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–but driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

What secrets have your mentors been keeping from you? Can you trust your friends when you don't know whose face they're wearing? What will you sacrifice to hide your powers from the world?

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Added support for iPhone X. If you enjoy playing "The ORPHEUS Ruse," please leave us a written review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Lisa cushman ,

Best written game I have ever played

This is probably the best written game I have ever played. It is a complex perplexing story. It is better written than most books.

Cuddleswithreviews ,

Well written but unfun as a game

The stat system is an absolute chore and the game isnt fun to replay

Jakks22 ,


I don't add many reviews to apps but this app deserves one, good story and the choice are amazing, getting my character's body back was a big deal for me and I felt entitled to do whatever it meant to get it. The characters were amazing, none of them boring or too straightforward, the story was amazing and the way you can shape your character is a really big deal at the end of it. 10/10 is what I would give it if Apple didnt use stars, a part 2 would be a good way to continue this and I know there is plenty of room to either keep the same bad guy/girl or add another one, also there is a lot of room to bring characters over or not (because you can kill off main characters with your choices, directly or indirectly). This story is my second favorite, Way Walkers part 1-2 is my first. But please, make a part 2 :D


Choice of Games LLC
43.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2013-2016 Paul Gresty


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