Soul Trapper: Episode 1 - Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!
By Realtime Associates, Inc.
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Sure, you’re good at video games, but how are you at audio challenges? Soul Trapper is a unique, richly produced interactive audio drama that’s going to challenge your memory, stereo perception and pattern recognition skills by asking you to master audio mini-game sequences interwoven into the narrative. Help Kane Pryce hunt down, capture and send ghosts to the afterlife…if you think you can!
2008 Best App Ever Awards Nominee
Top placement in the App Store
2009 Edge Magazine Top 50 iPhone Games
Made Apple’s ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘Staff Favorite’ categories for months after release
A bold new direction for iOS gaming
“Soul Trapper is basically an interactive radio drama for the 21st century. It sports a surprisingly great story, phenomenal voice acting and some great touch based mini games. It’s all great stuff and easily the best gaming experience I've had on my iPod touch so far. My only complaint is that it's over too soon. (…) I was still itching for more. Highly recommended. Can't wait to see what Realtime Associates cooks up next.”
There’s a techno-occultist working the dark supernatural streets of Los Angeles and he needs your help. Learn more about the 27 year old Kane Pryce and the mysterious Soul Trap device he wields.
Your imagination is running wild, drumming up images of the man, his supernaturally charged contraption and how he’ll fulfill his mission. As the story unfolds through your headphones, it grabs you and draws you in.
If anything else exists, you’re not aware of it right now. You’re fully engaged, pulled back in time and caught up in the rich voices that are captivating your brain as you listen to the skeptics, nay-sayers and – wait! Is that a ghost or a demon you hear?
There’s a sense of evil in the air and it sends a chill down your spine. You just knew that the reporter is trouble, the church is haunted, that the rich recluse is somehow involved! The drama and intrigue continue to hold you as you progress through the storyline. Kane’s plight stirs your emotions as he experiences danger, mysteries, and yes, love. He can’t go through it alone, though. If you don’t help, the dark ghost forces will roam this realm forever more.
You’re thinking, “What can I do?” The answer is, plenty.
Start by getting comfortable with your earphones on then get ready for a more than three hour interactive audio adventure. Listen intently and follow instructions. It won’t be hard to do; the vintage radio drama format totally captures your interest and when it’s over, you’ll want lots more.
Soul Trapper is a totally unique and amazing gaming experience. You’ve never played this way before. The app is richly produced, seamlessly interwoven with interactivity, navigation and audio puzzles. Memory, stereo perception, audio pattern recognition and mastery of action sequences are all called into play as you help the story progress through chapters. Get it right and you’ll work side by side with Kane Pryce to hunt down, capture and send ghosts to the afterlife, where they belong.
The Soul Trapper audio game has some awesome features:
* 3+ hours of headphones-only, interactive audio adventure
* Top quality, spellbinding audio drama production
* Unique audio-based puzzles
* Challenges your memory, stereo perception, and pattern recognition skills
* Catches and holds your interest, from start to finish
* Game can be played in chapters or all at once
* Created by 20+ year game development studio Realtime Associates, Inc.
If you have an appreciation for rich storytelling, an ear for subtle clues, a penchant for puzzle solving and a mastery of action sequences, Soul Trapper will take your mind deeply into the spectrums of sound and imagination for a truly unique gaming experience.
What's New in Version 1.4
* Updated for OS 3.1.
Needs a few fixes to get 5 stars
This game is awesome. The story, voice acting, and sound is excellent and the game is really something fun and unique. But if the devs want a 5-star rating, they absolutely NEED to implement a better save function. As it stands, the game only saves at the end of a chapter. Sorry, but life doesn't stop for your game. On three separate occasions, I've made it about 90% through a chapter, only to lose all of my progress due to an ill-timed call. This inconvenience was only made more frustrating by the fact that every time I tried to replay that chapter, the game kept crashing mid-chapter. Give us the chance to save our progress and a crash would be forgivable. But instead, I had to play chapter 2 LITERALLY no less than 8 times to finally make it to chapter 3. That's unnacceptable. A simple autosave (or at least savestate) option would remedy this. I will admit that the fact that I replayed chapter 2 seven times is testament to how fun this game is, but seriously, the save system used now is just archaic and lazy.
Other than that, this is an excellent, unique game. However, prospective buyers may want to hold off until the devs implement a better save system, lest you subject yourself to some horrible frustration.
A Sad Excuse For a Fun Experience
Let's face it, there are not very many good game apps on the Iphone that are not just simple card or puzzle games. So when I heard about this game, I became genuinely interested. I downloaded it the day it came out, and prepared myself for a night of fun, and then I heard the writing. The story is the most generic piece of literature you have ever heard. It's about a man who has some unexplained power and uses a machine to trap ghosts with the help of a nutty professor. Yeah. And if the boring story wasn't bad enough, this game has some cringe worthy dialog. I can forgive giving the first ghost you see the name casper, and even the main character saying "can't we all just get along?" when being beaten by the police, but I almost broke my Iphone when I heard a cop say "you have the right to an attorney, but not for barn burners." This game isn't all bad, the sound design is great for a app, but unless you have watch the movies ghost busters and back to the future over 500 times each, and wanted to see what they would be like if someone combined them together and took out half of the fun, then stay away from Soul Trapper.
Unique and addictive!
I had my doubts, but as I played along and allowed myself to become immersed within the story I couldn't stop playing!
The acting isn't the greatest nor does this affect the gameplay whatsoever. You assume the role as the hero and you are taken on an adventure throughout his world as a ghost hunter. Things get more complex as the game progresses and you'll find yourself doing tasks that utilize the touch screen. Trust me. This is not as easy as it sounds as it requires you to really pay attention in direction of the sound but also some memorized patterns.
The puzzles really add a new dynamic to the story telling and it is with this fluid combination I see why this fame is rather addictve. My nephew LOVES this game and I'm eagered to see more developed in this nature.
My only gripe is that sometimes when I hit the home key I'm forced to start way back then where I left off. It needs better save management. Also, the artwork us nice buy it could be better :) all in all, thumbs up! Well worth the intoductuary price.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 28, 2009
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 277 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: realtime associates, inc.
- © 2009 Realtime Associates, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.