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Blackbar

By Mrgan LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

"Blackbar is a brilliant game." —Ron Gilbert

"Its allegories are smart, and its approach to story-telling on touch-devices is just as well. 4.5/5" —TouchArcade

"Taut and intelligent. 8/10" —Eurogamer

"A political statement—a super fun one. I _______ love this _______ game." —Loren Brichter

"Awesome and totally unexpected." —Shaun Inman

Blackbar is a text game: a sci-fi story of a dystopian future told through the medium of word puzzles. Reminiscent of text adventures and interactive fiction, it has a unique mechanic centered around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game.

You'll pick up Blackbar instantly; however, its challenges will keep you searching, thinking, and trying for days.

"An ingenious puzzle game that critiques censorship" —Fast Company

"The humor is black, the puzzles go from simple to truly challenging, and the story is top-notch." —Gamemoir

"Playing Blackbar is Like High School English Class, And I Love It." —Kotaku

"Wonderfully written and does a fantastic job of pulling you into a not entirely unrealistic tale." —Gizmodo

"Well-written and entertaining, with just a touch of a deeper message to hit a few concepts home. Just plain awesome." —JayIsGames

What's New in Version 1.1.3

• Fixed an embarrassing bug in the credits.

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Short but fantastic game with a simple but satisfying concept.

This game is truly a puzzler at parts, and each riddle is quite satisfying to solve. It's a simple text-based game in the vein of a crossword puzzle with a story. But it is immersive and fun. It's short, I completed it in a handful of play sessions on a biz trip. But I highly recommend it for those looking for a fun challenge.

Word Puzzles with Eerie Narrative

Very well-written game. Somewhat short, but well worth the price due to originality and inventiveness of both story and gameplay. No instructions/tutorial on how to play, but that's part of the point. Playing the game itself is initially a puzzle. I got stuck twice, so be warned. A couple spots are particularly cryptic. Hope they'll make a follow-up.

Absolutely awesome

What a cool new idea. The game is beyond hard, and most players will need at least a little help on the way through, but the story is really interesting, and challenging. The app is a little pricey for how short the game is. I hope there is a sequel, or similar game created soon so I can get my fix.

Blackbar
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Size: 3.7 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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