An epic adventure in a city of thieves, traps, and magic. Begin your adventure here! (Part 1 not required.)
*** Rock Paper Shotgun's best RPG of 2016 ***
"Another spectacular rendition of classic interactive fiction" - (Kotaku)
"Fantastic, and you should buy it" - 5/5 (Gamezebo)
"Bigger, better, stronger" - 4.5/5, Editor's Choice (148Apps)
Top 20 Mobile Game of 2013, Touch Arcade
Top 25 Mobile Game of 2013, Gamezebo
"I love this app... It’s better than any gamebook ever was in your head when you were a kid" - 5/5, Interactive Fiction Game of the Year (Pocket Tactics)
"With a seemingly endless number of outcomes, Sorcery 2 offers hours upon hours of gameplay... one of the best games of 2013, and adventure fans, you can't afford to miss it" - 5/5 (Examiner.com)
Dare you journey into the Kharé: the Cityport of Traps, a town of thieves and murderers on the brink of destruction?
+ Fully interactive story written on fly around on your actions and choices
+ Plot your own path down every street of the hand-drawn 3D city map
+ Go down into the sewers, aboard ship, or inside buildings with new interior maps
+ 3D spell-casting system: cast over 48 spells, with weird and wonderful story-changing effects
+ New gambling game: can you outwit the citizens of Kharé at Swindlestones?
+ Adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson
+ Over thirty different monsters to fight with our unique strategic combat
+ More than double the content of Part 1: over 300,000 words, with 10,000 choices, and every one is remembered
+ Play as a male or female hero
+ Start your adventure from here - or load your characters from Part 1
"A terrific adventure - one fraught with danger, rich in atmosphere, and pleasingly flexible in terms of how you shape its twisting, twisted narrative" - 8/10 (Pocket Gamer)
"Wonderful for genre fans and novices alike" - 4.5/5 (TouchArcade)
"An excellent experience" - 90% (4Players.de)
Kharé is brimming with things to do and creatures to meet. Visit the Festival of Thieves, battle a ghost, escape from slavers, gamble your fortune at the Halls of Vlada, drink at the tavern, worship strange Gods, and much much more. Will you uncover the secrets of the city, overthrow the Council, destroy an invading army, or leave Kharé to burn?
From legendary designer Steve Jackson, co-founder of Lionhead Studios (with Peter Molyneux), and Fighting Fantasy and Games Workshop (with Ian Livingstone), and designed and adapted by inkle, the app uses inklewriter technology to tell your journey in real-time, shaping the story around your choices. The text itself changes based on how you play and what you do. In combat, the action is described on the fly based on how you play.
Featuring original illustrations by John Blanche and maps by Mike Schley (Wizards of the Coast).
"Kharé: Cityport of Traps" is Part 2 of 4. Part 1 is out now and Part 3, "The Seven Serpents", is coming later this year. (But while you wait, check out our new game, 80 DAYS.)
Minor fixes for those having trouble with their Cloud Saves.
Ratings and Reviews
Loved the first, this one just got too confusing
I loved the first and this one too, until a point but I swear this game just got too hard to progress through at a certain point. I revisited 3 times over the course of two years and never was able to get past a point when the game resets if you don’t get things “right”. I really want to move onto sorcery 3 but it’s kind of ruined the opportunity at this point.
Good game but buggy as hell
I had been delighted to find that part 2 for Sorcery! had come out and I have been eagerly awaiting it since I had finished part 1. As I set out to continue my adventure, I found it stopped by several game breaking bugs. Whenever I went to the gambling halls and decided to verse the sailor I found that I couldn't even finish off the last round as the game crashed whenever I went to call. I closed the game several times and reopened it, all to no avail. Saddened by this development, I decided to uninstall the app from my phone and to reinstall it, hoping it would work, although all my hard work would be erased with the reinstall. Having just reinstalled the app, I find I cannot even access my save file from the previous part without the game crashing! I really enjoy the game and the new mechanic of swindlestones but when I can't even start my game that's a serious problem.
All my data gone!
I like the game though I have been playing it all day. Got the best weapons in the game but I couldn't quite get all the magic lines to unlock the castle so I tried again, twice. The second time round I was recovering a few lines for the gate when I realised I was stuck in a no redemption death zone. So i used the backwards time travel to a highlighted blue bubble, only to realise I had been sent back to my first time warp. I have lost hours of gameplay and I don't see how I could have the patience to do what I have done. If a undo button was added this problem would of not occurred. Don't take me wrong this is a great game but at the moment I'd rather not have bought it.
- inkle Ltd
- 270.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 1983-2013 Steve Jackson, inkle Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.