Desi Leaves Town
By Pajamahouse Studios
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"There's a lot to experience in Desi Leaves Town, a fascinating title that's more than it seems." - tuaw.com
Desi Leaves Town tells the story of Desi, a frog so dissatisfied with the vulgarity of his current life, that he decides to retire to the country, in hope of realizing every last one of his aesthetic ideals in peace and solitude.
Created as an interactive story book, Desi Leaves Town unfolds through beautifully animated segments that allow the user to solve tasks that are not only fun and creative, but help move the story along. Both dark and humorous, this is an innovative game and novel that is sure to keep you involved to the very end.
Cast includes Riley Martin, Karah Preiss, Sean Donnola, Jordan Silver, David Shabtai, Geordon Nicol, Scott Meriam, Sophia Lamar, Lauren Kondor, Aron Kelly, Amanda Doman, Drew Lustman, Ilirjana Alushaj, Karen Haglof, Niko Liakaris and Michael Meyer.
Story by Nicholas Kratochvil, as an adaption of the novel Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Artwork by Jakob Haglof and programming by Hisaoki Nishida. Original score composed by Cornelis Jordaan with a bonus tune by FaltyDL.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
- Addressed minor animation issues
An ingenious premise well executed
In "The Picture of Dorian Gray," the title character falls prey to the seductive spell of a forbidden book which is never explicitly named in the novel. But the book does exist -- or at least the description of it is inspired by an existing book. This game is based on that book.
How do you make a game out of a more or less plotless novel about a wealthy, jaded dilettante? Puzzles do the trick. Most are simple and straightforward, though there are two, a sliding-tiles puzzle and a path-tracing/liquid-mixing puzzle, that will take a little longer than most. They won't challenge veteran puzzle-solvers but will entertain the more casual kind (like me).
The artwork is simple, but well done, and contains everything it needs and no more. Voicing and music are excellent, particularly the main character, who (despite his Parisian origins) comes across something like a Southern plantation-master. My only suggestions are that it should be possible to skip puzzles and to replay completed sections.
A bizarre game like this could be a big risk, but I'm glad the authors took it.
Don't waste your money nor gift card
Purchased over a month ago based on a review stating the app had good puzzles. The app does have puzzles but some are at a child's level and others are difficult because of their lack of reason, they are an exercise in permutations. Regret spending money on it.
Enjoyed at the beginning but now it is just annoying. If you get stuck at some point there is no way of skipping that section and comming back to it later or get a hint to help you solve and move forward nor backwards. So there is the real possibility of getting stuck on a puzzle and loosing interest.
Don't waste your money or gift card, there are better puzzles, games and stories out there that won't leave you hanging.
Bizarre story & not in a good way
Desi leaves town is a truly odd story/game. The narrative is supposed to be smart & stylish but instead is boorish. Games are uneven, some demand a bit of skill, others almost none. Wasted a half hour of my precious time on this one.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 24, 2012
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 648 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Pajamahouse Studios LLC
- © 2011 Pajamahouse Studios, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.