By Simogo AB
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** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 **
A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.
DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience.
Anna wakes up in a castle on a remote island, with little recollection of how she got there. All she remembers is an unusually unpleasant doll.
Why are there two identical castles on the island? Who is the mysterious man in the bowler hat? And above all, what is the purpose of the tests Anna is put through?
Read, listen and peek into three-dimensional photographs to solve the bizarre mysteries of DEVICE 6.
"DEVICE 6 is designed to linger in the mind long after the last code has been cracked and the last sentence read. Spy stories - even traditional ones - often haunt their readers' dreams once they've been completed. It's only appropriate, really. Is that a final full-stop or a microdot? Is this the end of the affair or an invitation to go deeper?"
Eurogamer - 9/10
"In using its text both as narrative and as geography – and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound – it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place. It isn’t embarrassed to allow Device 6 to be a game when it needs to be, and yet it knows precisely when to let the story take over. The result is a sharp, striking mystery that is at once provocative, extraordinarily stylish and altogether essential"
EDGE - 9/10
"In turning a text adventure into a world map, Simogo has resurrected a long-dead genre with style and confidence. Great presentation and brilliant puzzles complete a stellar package"
Pocketgamer – 9/10
"Ever exceeding expectations, the developer has followed up one of 2013′s highlights with another title that can be classed as such. With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise"
God is a Geek - 9/10
"DEVICE 6 not only explores the boundaries of narrative storytelling, it also demonstrates the creative potential of touchscreen gaming"
Appspy – 5/5
"Simogo’s doing something few others are doing, and it’s wonderful that someone is both providing great experiences and testing the limits of interactive media"
148apps - 5/5
"An ingenious slice of puzzling adventure that's as imaginative as it is stylish"
Modojo - 4.5/5
What's New in Version 1.1
- Optimisation for older devices.
- Fixed typo in Chapter 4.
- Added feature to reset progress via iOS Settings.
Stylish, dark puzzle-thriller
It is difficult to classify this intriguing and beautiful game, but if you enjoy point-and-click puzzlers in the vein if Monkey Island, you will love this.
Text forms both the story and the landscape, and with occasional highly-stylized images and audio, guides you through a series of locked-door puzzles. The story-line and artwork are reminiscent of 1960s TV series The Prisoner.
It's a macabre and dark story, not really suitable for children. Audio and screen rotation are required to play. The game is linear, and is quite short, at around 3 hours, but this in no way detracts from the experience. Highly recommended!
Buy this now!!!
I don't usually post reviews but I felt the need to write one for this app.
It is incredible and deserves game of the year for sure.
The mixing of exciting story and tricky puzzles is original and everybody needs to play this game.
Less than expected
Having read reviews on Device 6 I was expecting a solid engrossing puzzle game. Really it's a slightly interactive and very short book, with only 5 puzzles. Despite the presentation and polish and overall inventiveness, bang for buck it just isn't enough.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 04 November 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 137 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Simogo AB
- © 2013 Simogo, All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.