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An epic adventure through a land of monsters, traps, and magic.

"You should choose to own this adventure" -- Eurogamer

"Inkle's adaptation of Sorcery! takes the genre to a whole new level" -- Kotaku

"This is some of 2013′s best interactive storytelling" -- IGN UK

"Beautifully realised ... this gripping tale has us well and truly hooked" -- Pocket Gamer (Gold Award)

"Incredibly impressed" -- Touch Arcade

Top 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013,
Top 20 of 2013, Touch Arcade
Top 25 of 2013, Gamezebo

+ Plot your own journey across a hand-drawn 3D world map
+ Fully interactive story, with 1000s of choices
+ The story is rewritten on the fly based on how you play
+ Unique touch-based sword-duelling, with procedurally-generated descriptions of the action
+ Outwit monsters by learning their weaknesses and tells
+ 48 magic spells to master, with weird and wonderful effects that change the story

"Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my time writing a review when I should really just be pointing at a game and demanding that people play it. This is one of those times. Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is an absolutely marvellous fantasy storybook adventure. Lushly illustrated and expertly told, it should not be missed by anyone even remotely interested in the genre." -- Gamezebo

"Let’s not mince words here... Sorcery’s unique blend of tabletop-like roleplaying (including an incredible combat system quite unlike anything I’ve seen before), and elaborate branching pathways with custom scripts preserving the feeling of Steve Jackson’s work make me now want to… no, HAVE TO acquire an iOS device" - Just Press Start

From legendary designer Steve Jackson, co-founder of Lionhead Studios (with Peter Molyneux), and Fighting Fantasy and Games Workshop (with Ian Livingstone); and inkle, the studio behind the award-winning, App Store featured Frankenstein, Sorcery! is an interactive adventure like never before.

The app uses inklewriter technology to tell your journey in real-time, shaping the story around your choices. The text itself changes based on how you play and what you do, and in combat, the action is description on the fly based on how you play.

Featuring original illustrations by John Blanche, new character art by Eddie Sharam (DC Comics), an interactive map by Mike Schley (Wizards of the Coast) and music by David Wise (Donkey Kong Country).

"The Shamutanti Hills" is Part 1 of 4. Part 2, "Kharé: Cityport of Traps", is out now, and will load all of your completed Part 1 games to continue your adventure. Part 3 is coming later this year (but while you wait, check out our new game, 80 DAYS).

What's New in Version 1.5.1

Fixed a bug that stopped the map displaying on some older devices.


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Customer Reviews

Pretty good, too short for its price

An interactive fiction in a fantasy world with beautiful art, nice music and sound effects, and an interesting story. The battle system is innovative and fun even with its simplicity.

So the first time I played through it I thought thought it was fairly interesting but I guess I made many overly cautious decisions that had me explore almost none of the areas and fast-tracked me to the end. Since then I tried replaying it making different decisions and found it vastly more entertaining, clever, and interesting; still somewhat short for its price though. Overall i thought it was fairly easy except for a couple of challenging battles.

If you enjoy fantasy settings and RPG gameplay I think you will appreciate the depth and imagination of this world. I would highly recommend multiple play throughs or at least replaying some of the parts of the story to find the more interesting paths to Khare. You will be rewarded for being adventurous in this game. Although the price is steep at $5 I am interested enough in the story and the game is high-quality enough that I will probably purchase part 2.

Short but Worth it

This game is short, but it if you play Sorcery 2 and 3, you will be glad it is short. It is easy to replay many times to create different outcomes in Sorcery 2. You make certain choices that will make you really wonder if you did the right thing or not...and it's nice that you can replay the game so fast to find out what your actions do. My least favorite of the sorcery series but necessary!

Very nice feel, nice play, really short for the money

Truly enjoyable. Well designed. Art and music, very nice and I like the simple combat mechanics and controls. I want to give it more stars, but it really is short. In fact, longer would have earned it 5 stars. I was not expecting the end when it came.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Size: 149 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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