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Blackbar

By Mrgan LLC

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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

Well written, thoughtful game

This game feels like a novel. I don't want to ruin it for any new players, but I would say this is one of my favorite games to come out on the App Store. The puzzles are clever and somewhat challenging, and the writing is 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

Not worth it.

This isn't really a puzzle. You're just guessing what words are in the black bars. The first page is a little tricky, but the rest were easy. And there was no system or reason to what words were behind the black bars. It got old quick, and I just quit. It's the start of a cool idea that just doesn't have enough layers to it.

AMAZING👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😻😻😻😻

it was a very short, but fun and challenging game, I enjoyed the whole thing. It was interesting finding out what was going to happen next. I wonder if I should check out any of the other games...

Blackbar
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Size: 2.4 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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