By Simogo AB
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
** 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 1.3
- Added iPhone X support
Fantastic game (is even better on iPhone X)
The devs have updated both this and Year Walk with iPhone X support, and boy am I glad.
Both titles are outstanding games made even better on the iPhone X’s larger screen. Incredibly immersive on any decide, Device 6 is a game that deserves your time and attention (and money).
Buy it now, go in blind, and enjoy the ride - you’re in for a great experience.
Special thanks to Simogo for the quick update supporting new hardware and going the extra mile with the fix; no ugly black bars or poor cropping make this a must-have game on your shiny new iPhone X.
Don’t miss out on one of the best mobile games out there!
My previous review is below for posterity’s sake.
Don’t buy this game (yet).
Let me explain.
I always loved Device 6 on my old iPhone, so imagine my disappointment when I unwrap my iPhone X, download Device 6, launch the game, and... nothing happens. Stuck on the launch screen with then game’s logo and no ability to interact or move forward.
I want to love this game, and I hate giving a one-star review, but unfortunately for now that’s my only real option - I’m left with an expensive icon, and that’s it. The same thing happened to me with Year Walk.
Devs, please update this game. I hear nothing but good things about it, but as of now I can’t say I agree.
I look forward to updating this review with a new (working) version of the game.
The concept, art, and music were interesting and original, (which is why it’s getting two stars instead of one,) but the game's execution was lacking. The plot was superficial and basic at best, and there was no emotional investment in the protagonist, Anna. Shouldn’t we care about what happens to her? By the end, I was bored and just wanted it to be over.
Some puzzles were easy and some were so obscure that I had to look up solutions. It took the better part of a day to beat, but unfortunately has no replay value unless they release more chapters (but it’s highly unlikely given the ending).
To be honest, I expected a better game from all the rave reviews. Is this what passes as “genius” these days?
Still Freezing on launch
Device 6 freezes on launch screen (red device6 logo screen) on my iPad Pro 9.7” inch . Devs please Fix (both year walk and device 6 freezing on launch on my iPad Pro even after latest recent patch on wed. Nov. 22nd 2017) edit: fixed after following dev’s advice to disable display zoom mode, both year walk and device6 now are working. Thanks devs.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 03, 2017
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 804 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Simogo AB
- © 2013 Simogo, All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.