*** Best iOS Game & Developer of the Year, AppleVis Golden Apples 2016 ***
*** Apple Watch Best of 2015 ***
“An interesting story... Simple fun.” - The New York Times
"Worth a look–even if you’re not a fan of interactive fiction–as this is the best one so far." - RNIB Connect Radio
"The meteors will obliterate everything, and all I can do is watch.
You don't know how glad I am you can see my messages.
It means, in this moment, I don't have to die alone.”
In Timecrest, where epic fantasy meets interactive fiction, author Lisa J. Skye introduces you to Ash Elden, where together you both must scramble to solve the puzzle of who unfroze the meteors to destroy Ash’s world of Alyncia. You discover that you have access to a forbidden magic–the ability to turn back time.
Every choice you make matters, and will change the outcome of this massive 225,000-word interactive story, leading to one of multiple endings. Immersive yourself within the emotional soundtrack and explore the non-linear maps.
With your new incredible powers, who will you choose to live and let die?
- EXPERIENCE AN EPIC STORY with over 225,000 words and multiple endings.
- DECIDE who lives and who dies. Your decisions change the story, so choose wisely.
- EXPLORE ALYNCIA at your own pace with our new non-linear maps.
- IMMERSE YOURSELF in a world of fantasy and magic, with 14 musical tracks to set the scene.
- BUILD A TEAM and make friends. Unlock secret storylines by building your relationship with other characters.
Timecrest is a nonlinear story based game with multiple endings where every choice you make matters. The story progresses in realtime. Ash will be notifying you on what is happening in Alyncia and awaits your guidance throughout the day.
What would you do with the power to turn back time?
Praise for Timecrest:
"Timecrest stands out from many of the other interactive fiction games I've played." - AFB, AccessWorld Magazine
"The characters really do draw you in." - Jamie Pauls
"It's not just a survival, yes/no–binary choice thing. It's like you're watching actual characters, actual people, living actual lives." - Alex Hall
"With its developer actively engaging with the AppleVis community to learn how to improve the accessibility of the app and then acting on this feedback, it is no surprise that Timecrest has become a firm favorite with many blind gamers." - AppleVis
- Fixed a bug where dialogs would sometimes not display properly on narrower devices
Ratings and Reviews
Honestly my favorite mobile game
On several occasions while playing through this game, I had wondered to myself (and to others) how it could be *this* good and be free, and with no ads at that!
The story? Captivating. Everything is never as it first seems, and there’s a lot of mysteries to uncover and a whole world to explore. A story is effective when it makes you feel fully, and this game has made me feel a range of genuine emotions. Plus the writing is beautiful, especially in the oracles. The characters each have their own distinct personalities and personal histories, and you will get attached. There are so many plot branches and the choices you make can significantly impact the story. I’m on my third playthrough and it’s *still* fun, since I’m still discovering new information and bonus stories with each replay.
Other reviews have criticized the length of waiting times or the cost of time crystals. Personally, I feel that the game is already generous with their cost of time crystals. For those not willing to spend, the game allows you to earn crystals in-game via irillium or weekly via twitter. As far as wait times go, it’s not a game meant to be played through in one sitting. My tip is to save your crystals for when you might need extra gold so you don’t have to wait a full day or two to collect enough gold via daily guild payments.
I personally have always been in love with “choose your own adventure” style books. I grew up with them and it’s always been a staple to my childhood. Sadly, as I’ve grown up through the years, there are less and less stories like this that are worth reading, I have looked through some apps that claim that they are choose your own adventure type stories, but it’s more like a choose your own death in 1min, or 5min. There’s no way that anyone can be entertained by those. With this app, it encapsulates you this great story to which you truly do get to dole out fate, you are able to choose what happens and your choices mean something else further along in the readings. This app is fantastic, not only do you get to enjoy the reading factor, you also get the gameplay with Morty and having an inventory where you can buy what you need to in order to keep Ash safe. This truly does deserve 5 stars, and anyone else that rated it lower just wasn’t looking for a good “choose your own adventure” styled app.
I love this app. The text is beautiful, the characters are intriguing, and the story is amazing. Also, I haven’t read a single review that mentions the MUSIC! The music is amazing, and it is actually something that I listen to outside of playing the game. Also, a lot of people complained about the wait time. Three words. Rea list ic. I mean, you can’t expect him to just figure out how to cast a spell out of him air, can you? Sure, it does take a fair amount of time for him to accomplish some things, but that’s a small price to pay for the amazing story. It has made me laugh, cry, and want to help him beyond what I can say in the app. I read a couple of reviews saying that Ash is snobby and/or whiny. NOT TRUE. He is thoughtful, kind and empathetic, and I haven’t seen him whine in the entire story- and I’m at least three quarters of the way through! I am not trying to disrespect anyone’s opinion, I just wish some people would be a bit more empathetic. Overall, this is a great game, and I highly recommend that you get it.
- Sneaky Crab, Inc.
- 160.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2015 Sneaky Crab, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 300 Time Crystals $0.99
- 1296 Time Crystals $3.99
- 3330 Time Crystals $9.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.