Pocket Gamer: Game of the Week "You'll rue the day you missed this one."
Kotaku "There's something comforting about the cold and dreary future of Wadjet Eye Games' Gemini Rue, the pixelated PC masterpiece now available on iOS."
Joystiq "Being able to play such a well-crafted interactive story on the go was an attractive option for me from the beginning, and Gemini Rue proves to be a great example of how the adventure genre can be adapted to a mobile platform. "
MacLife "If you like unspooling a good sci-fi detective story, Gemini Rue is well worth the investment. 4/5"
Edge Online "Gemini Rue is an accomplished homage that rivals the very titles that influenced it. 8/10"
Washington Times "It’s an old school masterpiece, requiring hours of game play that stimulates the brain rather than trigger finger."
App Spy "This is an excellent port of an excellent adventure. 4/5"
A sci-fi noir adventure in the tradition of "Blade Runner" and "Beneath a Steel Sky."
Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.
As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
Nominated for the 2010 IGF Student Showcase (as Boryokudan Rue) (Windows version)
AGS Awards 2011: Won Best Gameplay, Best Original Story, Best Player Character, Best Background Art, Best Character Art and Best Sound Effects (Windows version)
Aggies 2011: Won Best Story, Best Setting (Reader's Choice), Best Independent Adventure (Windows version)
Warning: This update invalidates old saved games.
Updated for 64-bit native builds.
Fixed bug that caused the game to crash randomly.
Fixed bug that caused sound to cut out after phone-calls.
Ratings and Reviews
I really had no idea what to expect, I bought the game based on it supposedly being a good sci-fi adventure. Well, thank you for the recommendation, it was just that! What an unexpected surprise, something that actually fit the reviews and suggestions!
Clearly, I personally loved the game, but if you're not sure whether or not to get it, here's a brief description... It starts off with no explanation of anything, which is great because that's the whole point of the game, figuring out the story as it goes along. It was like playing a movie that you are watching at the same time. But just so you know, it's a pixelated game, I guess it was an older game converted to iOS. But I personally like this look... just realistic enough without looking weird. And the motions usually take more than one action to do tasks, which can occasionally get tedious when you're just opening doors, but that's really not an issue when that is how you problem-solve situations and literally figure the game out.
Overall, really cool game with a great story. And a nice touch hearing Giancarlo Esposito do one of the voice-overs! 😄
Update: Giancarlo is not credited for the game... But it sure sounds like him!
Blade Runner meets I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
-Amazing, engrossing story.
-Logical puzzles offer some challenge, but med difficulty keeps the action going.
-Top notch voice acting.
-Amazing art direction, an entire world is created even with limited locations.
-Gun battles expand what is expected of an action game. The ability to die ups the stakes.
-The ability to tap the screen to see active objects saves you from the old Action game trope of trying to pick up everything.
-Having to open doors repeatedly with a keycard or optical scan became tiresome. We get it. Make it automatic after the first instance.
-Hyper linear. For a story with many potential twists and turns, it was a little disappointing not to find multiple endings. Dialogue would hint at different possible outcomes without delivering.
-Occasionally when another character is accompanying you they can trap you in a corner and you can't get out. Save your progress often so this doesn't happen.
Amazing game that should be the beginning of a franchise. Play it. Great for Adventure Game addicts and newbies alike.
Awesome game so far but,
So I love the graphics and attention to detail in the locations. The voices can be a bit strange though and what removes a star is that there are small black bars on the edges of the screen when I play the game on my iPhone 6 Plus just as a heads-up. I like the game so far, the setting and characters appear interesting. I'm not very far into the game but although I've had issues knowing what to do at first, it's a neat game worth a shot. The developer worked hard on this game and it shows. It could just use minor improvements in a future update to get rid of the black bars (optimize for larger phones), and fix any bugs it may have.
- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 323.3 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2013 Wadjet Eye Games
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