Sara is a young woman whose time to die has come, so she gets a visit from the lady.
Unwilling to accept her death at such an early age, Sara challenges Death to play a game. “The condition is that you let me live for as long as I can play”. Death accepts the challenge, and so the game begins.
Inspiration came from an old movie by Ingmar Bergman – The Seventh Seal – and by Sara herself. Sara does exist, I met her when I was studying philosophy mistaking her for another old friend. By chance; best way to find a new friend indeed. Here she plays as my alter ego and the game is about love. Yet it is not a love story. It is an existential catch on love.
In a later stage of development I decided to ask Sara to be the illustrator. She shared my same doubts about love, she did a stunning job and inspired major design changes.
The first part of Sara And Death is free: 3 chapters of the story and 13 puzzles. If you liked part one, there is an In App Purchase to unlock part two and support my work.
A game by: Rocco Salvetti.
Illustrations: Sara Bodini.
Music: Marc Santos.
Special thanks to: Marica Innocente, Sole Varichio, Ivy Slick, Riccardo Sion Paste, Bzur Musica, Antonio Vaccarino and Paola Caroprese.
. Improved level design.
. Better colorus.
. Bug Fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
So dark, feels like playing a game and reading a dark novel
This game oozes atmosphere. The game is simple and addictive but the real magic is the smooth story narrative flowing through the game.
This is what the App Store is about! Small original titles. Well done for keeping the ads and in app purchases out too.
The game itself is good, but I think if you had the music playing while playing the puzzle it would be a lot better, instead of cutting it off if you click on a level.
This is an important feedback that I've been trying to fix a lot. I actually have a whole soundtrack for Sara And Death, but once added those tracks to the puzzles, the final result wasn't as good as I expected. I would need a different kind of music for the puzzles. Thank you. :)
An Addictive Puzzle Game
I like the addictive puzzle based on a simple idea. A good app to open when you're bored waiting in a queue somewhere.
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- Rocco Salvetti
- 116.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Rocco Salvetti
- In-App Purchases
- Sara And Death part two £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.