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Spiral Episode 1

By Pixel Hero Games

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SPIRAL Episode 1 is the first part of a new, unique action adventure game trilogy, that truly brings the full experience of console gaming to iOS, with beautiful 3D graphics, exploration and real time combat… all controlled with a unique ‘one touch’ gesture system.

IMPORTANT! SPIRAL HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO RUN ONLY FOR iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPod Touch 5th Generation.

To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may want to turn off other apps before playing.

Languages supported: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.


GAMESAKU - 5 out of 5
TOUCH ARCADE - 4.5 out of 5
148 APPS - 4.5 out of 5
APPLENAPPS - 4.5 out of 5
VANDAL - 9 out of 10
HOBBY CONSOLAS - 82 out of 100
APP SPY - 4 out of 5
APP SMILE - 4 out of 5
GAMES IN THE POCKET - 4 out of 5

GAMESAKU - “A Premium Class Game Experience“
TOUCH ARCADE - “Spiral hits all the right notes“
148 APPS - “Spiral is a fantastic game and a breath of fresh air for the genre“
APPLENAPPS - “It's one iOS experience not to be missed“
VANDAL - “Makes us wonder where's the line between console and mobile gaming“
HOBBY CONSOLAS - “Technically speaking it's amongst the best we've ever seen on iOS"
APP SPY - “Generates real momentum with its story, impressive world, and varied gameplay“
APP SMILE - “Featuring a polished presentation and a genuinely interesting storyline“
GAMES IN THE POCKET - “Playing as Tempus is a real pleasure“


Enjoy a 5+ hour story as Tempus – an investigator suffering from strange dreams. While trying to figure out the link between the deadly ‘Spiral’ disease afflicting the population, and the increasing violence and instability occurring around him, Tempus becomes the center of an underground plot that threatens the entire world around him.

SPIRAL boasts a unique art style, with expressive fully lip-synced characters, rich explorable environments, and console quality visual effects such as bloom and full screen anti-aliasing.

Spiral features gameplay and controls tailored from the ground up for touch screens. Exploring beautiful 3D worlds, interacting with characters or puzzles, and taking part in high octane combat, all done with a simple and intuitive ‘one touch’ gesture system.

Take part in an engaging story mode, or play in one of four Arena modes. Regardless of which mode you play in, Tempus gains experience to unlock new abilities and weapons.

SPIRAL fully integrates Game Center Achievements, Leaderboards, and Challenges, Social Networking, as well as offering an iCloud save system, HDMI output support and Game Controllers.

For more information on Spiral, please visit

Developed by Pixel Hero Games


TWITTER: @PixelHeroGames

What's New in Version 1.3

- Added support for iOS 7
- Added support for Game Controllers.
- Optimized for 64-bit A7 chip (iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini 2).
- Optimized for A6 chip (iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPad 4).
- Added option in "Extras" menu to send us feedback.

- Lots of performance and memory optimizations.
- Improved Virtual Stick in tap and hold so you can also do other things, like looking around.
- Improved Combat Camera when player is very close to walls.
- Bug fixed spawning enemies in chapter 7.
- Bug fixed AI not jumping if they get stuck.
- Bug fixed "Go to twitter" now opens twitter app if it is installed.


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Customer Reviews

Not perfect, but big kudos for innovation

I give 5 stars because it's still better than most "5 star" paid-for-reviews apps on the app store (read: 3/4 of the app store). Fun controls, ambitious story. A bit too ambitious perhaps - frame rate chugs nearly everywhere on iphone 5, and some of the voice acting is pretty bad, though the dialogue itself is pretty good. The main character's voice acting is probably the worst of all, sounds like a dev decided he wanted to be an actor. Other voice actors, such as the computer, are at a professional level, so it's a bit puzzling that the voice you'll hear most is the most poorly acted in the game. Once you figure out the combat its really fun. And it's possible the 5s can keep up with the engine, but I havent seen. Anyway, with the lack of quality rpg's on the app store, this is a no-brainer. If you have problems with the combat, jump in the arena for a minute and it will click in no time.

the new iOS ARPG standard

Fippin' amazing, and by just 7 individuals!!! The defining moment for action/adventure RPGs on multi-touch. Bioshock-lite meets Devil May Cry with only a tad less flair and nearly the polish, for a few well-deserved bucks, easily worth twice its price. Sports some pretty phenomenal character animation.

The battle control scheme takes getting used to, but I hope it becomes the standard touch combat system because it's so simple and seamless that if you're paying attention to what you're doing it blends precision and versatility. It's a crime so many of this app's negative reviews are for control when it solves all the touchscreen issues for combat so brilliantly if you just give it the chance to sink in!

Buy this so we can see the other 2 episodes (devs say there's multitouch special moves in store...)!

Sound design, music, voiceacting and script are all OK, environments sparse though well-textured, but the animation, story, and combat easily carry it.

Flawless framerate on 5th-gen Touch.

This positively deserves to be bought in droves. Please, reward this landmark iOS-specific effort—it shan't disappoint!

iOS gold

A brilliant story, excellent graphics, fighting style I've never seen in iOS before, great music, great touch screen controls...what does this game lack? Oh yeah, the next episodes.

This game really is awesome, I blew through it in about 7 hours of playing. Intriguing main character with pretty good voice acting made everything more fun. And the variety in the game play, you never just fight, never just puzzle solve, never just do stealth missions. You do all of them.

Seriously, this game is worth double it's value. Pick it up, help the devs out. And no IAP crisp either.

Spiral Episode 1
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 840 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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