By Breach Entertainment Ltd
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Breathtaking journey into an alien world full of mysteries, challenging puzzles and big scary monsters.
"The spectacular visuals, serene soundtrack and intuitive gameplay make it a sure-fire success" - MacUser Magazine (5/5)
"Beautifully atmospheric, gently taxing, and thoroughly absorbing: Shardlands is the kind of mature gaming experience you'll whip out to validate your pastime to non-gaming friends." - Pocket Gamer (8/10)
"For those looking for a slower, atmospheric experience with just the right dash of puzzle flavor, this gets a hearty recommendation." - AppSpy (4/5)
Shardlands is an atmospheric 3D action puzzle adventure game with breathtaking visuals, beautiful soundtrack and fluid gameplay that is designed for touch devices.
Dawn is lost in a desolate alien world trying to find her way back home. She must activate an ancient machine with keys that are scattered around a broken world full of puzzles, monsters and dangerous contraptions.
• Innovative gameplay and controls designed specifically for touch devices
• One of the most detailed dynamic lighting engines ever seen in a mobile game
• Beautiful and atmospheric original soundtrack and sound effects
• 25 challenging levels packed with puzzles, exploration and stealth action
• Full support for retina and widescreen displays
• Running at an incredibly smooth 60 frames per second in full retina resolution on the iPhone 5 and the latest iPad with Retina display
Supported devices with high detail visuals:
iPhone (4S, 5), iPad (2, mini, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation)
Supported devices with low detail visuals:
iPhone (3GS, 4), iPad (1st generation), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)
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What's New in Version 1.6
DIRECTOR'S CUT UPDATE
• Refreshed levels, graphics and sound effects
• New gameplay elements and more enemies
• New 'Indie Mode' with retro graphics ;)
• NOTE: Current level will be restarted in old saved games!
Sophisticated graphics and style
First, let me be clear. There is nothing about this game worthy of real complaining. It is beautifully visualized, has beautiful music, plays very well, and is very atmospheric. There is a bit of action with enemies, but it is mostly puzzle-solving.
I couldn't give it five stars, though, because it really was just ok in terms of fun. Like I said, nothing was done wrong, it just wasn't something I really looked forward to playing. There is certainly enough content, but I just can't figure out what was missing. A story perhaps? One small issue, though, too, was that it was kinda hard to tell where you were going, as the stage is very large, but the screen is not. I think this game would actually be better suited for the PC so you could see more of the stage while you played and didn't have to keep moving the screen around (and retracing your steps) in order to understand better where you were going and where you had been.
Great game - loved it on my MacBook but never finished it because I missed a key somewhere. Now it has scorpions as added monsters. You kill them by touching them w/your finger but be careful to touch THEM & not the board or Dawn will walk to them & get killed! Now also playing on iPhone is fun. It would help to have repeat instructions now & then or a place to go read them as some missed the way to kill the scorpions, or like when I missed the spirit key it would've helped to know when I did it before I left the level. Trying to find it later did NOT work...I wish someone had done a walkthrough but it sure would be hard. I hope I make it to the final end w/all the keys this time. Anyway fun puzzle game with some very hard puzzles but mostly just moderately hard to easy and all doable if you're patient. The levels are repetitious but different enough not to be frustrating.
What about the scorpions?
I really enjoyed this game when it first came out and played all of the levels available. When I came back recently to play the newer levels I encountered the new monster scorpions. I can't figure out how to kill them except to drop a bridge out from under them and that option is not always available. I cannot find any guide online to help me understand this. Like one reviewer said, the game is useless without a way to kill the scorpions
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 23, 2013
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 172 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Breach Entertainment Ltd
- © 2013 Breach Entertainment Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.