iCarus is an art game about a man who has to deal with the death of his son. The man does this by drawing in his sketchbook. Each sketch is a new level with a new form of interaction. These interactions are explained solely in intuitive ways. Which results in a game with no text at all!
Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1TbORMz1e8
For those who get stuck, here are some tips:
*Try to use your ears (works best with headphones). We often use music to make the goal of a level clearer.
*Look at colouring and lighting, it often points you in the required direction.
*Everything is there for a reason, try to understand why this is so.
If you are interested and want to know more, you might like to read the report we made about our research for this game. We do recommend you finish the game first, because it kind of completely gives everything away. Here's the link: http://sir-realism.com/iCarusReport.zip
Ratings and Reviews
I gave it three stars because it was interesting and I liked it, though it was a very short game, and only took about 5 minutes to beat. For those having problems with the beginning you have to circle the sun many times so it lights up, and swipe down across the screen on the next one to try and keep Icarus flying in the bright patch, those are the only hints I'm giving though because the rest should be pretty simple. Only noticable thing I would change is add a button of some kind on the credits screen to get back to the beginning of the app, unless there is something hidden on that screen, but I couldn't find anything.
This is a short, enigmatic little adventure that requires some creativity and a lot of trial and error. It's free so there is little to complain of. The beginning is somewhat abrupt so the first time I got stuck I felt quite disoriented. Why was I here? But the journey starts to make sense and be quite moving. Then it is over. That's life I guess.
I love it,
After you finish with the game and really think of everything that happened, it's heart sinking, it gives you a feeling you can't feel without this environment, truly an epic app. After playing I can feel what he feels.
- Hendrik Schoemaker
- 49 MB
- Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2011 Sir Realism
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.