“Struggling mile after mile and still... everything looks the same.
Am I walking in circles?
Darkness and silence. That’s all I see… that’s all I have.
And a piece of rock-hard bread. My last one.
Trying not to lose hope but… it’s so exhausting when you fight a losing battle.
What is this battle against, anyway? Other People? Myself?
Am I the prey or the hunter?
Oh, God… Dad... I’d need you so much right now…
Where on earth are you?
I’d love to believe that you’re still alive. But I feel nothing.
How much more of this must I take...
I guess it’s still the shock that keeps me going.
The messenger I found made me hope for days now but it seems to be not working. No response. Not even the slightest change of the noise.
Maybe I should get rid of it...”
TGWSTW is a brutally realistic, episodic Audio Adventure Game with a blend of Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama.
An unsettling story about a young girl’s perseverance to get back to the life that she has lost.
Torn between desperation, fear and the hope for survival she’s struggling through this hostile world, trying to find out who she can trust.
Connect with Frances through the Skyler Messenger and accompany her in real-time. Make the right choices as you shape the story.
Your friendship will become her lifeline.
Sound is the essence of this unique adventure. It will power your imagination
and set you in the right mood for a deep and lasting experience.
This engaging story will make you want to care about Frances and safely guide her wherever the journey may lead to.
Episode by episode and piece by piece, you'll be able to merge her shattered
memory into one big picture and reveal the truth behind it all.
• Unique game concept based on audio dramas closing the gap
between audiobooks ( audible books ) and video games
• Compelling atmosphere thanks to high quality sound
• Highly immersive blend of thriller, sci-fi and drama
• A branching story told in 7 chapters / 20 playable subchapters +
• Your decisions really matter and shape the story
• Push notifications increase the real-time experience
• Mind bending puzzles which you can skip if you have trouble solving it or just
aren't in the mood for a challenge.
• Many days of gameplay
• Internet connection not required ( offline game )
• No ads
• Language: English (Audio), German (Subtitles)
UPCOMING features (NOT included in this version yet):
• Localization: French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese,
Russian, Portuguese, Korean,
• Ear-Mode: For visually impaired players, or those who want to close their
eyes and focus on audio only
• Replay an episode and make other choices to see if they unlock a
new path leading to a different adventure (from chapter 2 on).
Chapter 1 - "The Loss" - available for download now.
Upcoming chapters will be available as In-App Purchases.
- scaling issues on iPhone X, which also caused app crash
Ratings and Reviews
This game is definitely interesting and fun. The story is so unique, original, and mysterious. It’s an episodic game, where only episode 1 is out right now, so the mystery is still totally unsolved. I love discovering and finding things along with Frances. Her voice actor is also phenomenal.
I love how Frances contacts you when she needs to, instead of you having to check in or wait all the time. However, when we have to wait with the app open for her to finish things, I hope that either the actions can finish quicker, or she can entertain us with little stories/side talk instead of just silence and wind.
I would also hope for more choices and interactions between Frances and I. The choices could also be made clearer. I only see 1 or 2 sentences of what will be said, but then the player in game says like a whole paragraph that includes ideas that I didn’t bargain for which causes Frances to act in ways I didn’t expect.
If you’re reading this review considering whether to buy, I would say definitely give it a chance. Despite the stuff I said could be improved above, I thought the game was spectacularly entertaining and totally one of a kind.
Great for what it is
If you’re looking for a mindless game that you can just pick up whenever and waste time on, this isn’t for you. The game decides when you can play it, which adds to the realism. And I think that’s what the developers were trying to achieve. It has a very professional feel. The actress did a wonderful job, the background sounds are perfect, and the story is intriguing. The puzzles were very challenging, but can be skipped. The only downside was the story is too linear. Would love to have more interactions, and branches based off of choices. I’m guessing that’s the plan for future chapters... Hopefully they get around to making more. I want to know what is going on!!!
Really cool game!
I’m a big fan of choose-your-own-adventure text games and this one is very good. I love the voice actress playing Frances, she’s fantastic.
The pros of this game are originality and believability, but most of all the ability to skip puzzles if you’re stuck. The cons, that the dialogue for the playable character usually comes across as mean and not overly sympathetic. Frances is in a pickle and sometimes she has to make hard choices, but I don’t want to be cruel about it.
Another small con is that sometimes while Frances is doing something and you’re still engaged it takes slightly too long. Without giving anything away, she should have signed out a little earlier while she was moving things instead of having me hang around and then leaving anyway. I don’t mind waiting while she’s asleep/busy and disconnected, only while I’m still active.
I’ll definitely recommend this game to my friends. I get the developers had to get us hooked but the ending was way too abrupt. Looking forward to the second chapter being released soon!
Developer Response ,
Thank you Irene, for your extensive feedback! That helps a lot to push TGWSTW in the right direction and improve upcoming episodes ☻
- Lyorah Studios Ltd
- 486 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2016 Lyorah Studios
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.