Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure
By Big Bucket Software
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Space Age is a game of cosmic adventure. Set in the retro-futuristic sci-fi world of 1976, it follows a small but determined band of intergalactic explorers who land on a seemingly uninhabited planet, Kepler-16. They soon discover there’s something both strange and familiar about this alien place… And what happens next is a clash of old and new, a battle of past mistakes and future fallout.
“Presented through gorgeous pixel graphics straight out of an adventure game from 20-30 years ago. There's not much else like it out there.”
"Space Age is the type of adventure game I've been waiting for on iOS."
Space Age is a graphic adventure in the vein of 1990s classics, reimagined for the new millennium and its amazing mobile devices. Told in grand cinematic style, orchestrally scored, filled with drama, humor, and nostalgia, Space Age is a golden-age science-fiction story come to immersive life.
"The game looks gorgeous, the atmospheric soundtrack is delightful, and there is a ton of stuff to love about the gameplay and story of Space Age."
“Its expertly-judged nostalgia sees game ideas and aesthetics of the past blended masterfully within a fun, genuinely witty story.”
— Pocket Gamer
What can you expect from Space Age? Why, no less than:
• Many hours of challenging gameplay
• Multiple characters, controlled individually and in small groups
• Tactical maneuvering and strategic planning
• Varied environments and storylines
• Puzzles, mysteries, challenges
• Dialogue, inventory, sneaking. Just like the good old days.
• Action, fun, and… romance.
"I could ramble on about Space Age, but instead I'm just going to end things here and tell you to go download the game."
Space Age is a game to fall in love with.
What's New in Version 1.1.5
• Fixes an issue where the game could crash after completing chapter 11.
Positive reviews must have been bought
Look for yourself.. All the positive reviews are almost the same length and sound like they were wrote by a marketing person.
There is about a minute of actually doing something to every five minutes of non-skipable "dialog". There is a skip button that appears and disappears at random and it doesn't seem to actually skip anything.
You are constantly set up to fail, having to randomly tap on things till you get the desired outcome.
Example: One of the early missions you have a flashback and you have to lead/distract two characters away over a line. The point was to train you to lead some aliens away from your target character so you can rescue him. But there is no clear point to lead the enemies to and so many obstacles (trees, can't walk between trees?!? Really?!) that you get killed many times till you figure out what you're actually supposed to do. Making the game a pointless wreck.
This is not a game it is an exercise to see how long you can put up with pure boredom and tedious tasks. Free would have been too expensive for this program, let alone 3.99. What a waste!!!!!
Update, Dec 2015: Still the same! Just a horrible experience. Very poor gameplay design.
Too short and long-winded
This game was cute and creative, but it was very short. It felt as though the plot or pacing could've been worked out a bit to produce more levels. The game mechanics only just seemed to get interesting at the end, so more could've been done to take advantage of the uniqueness of the gameplay. For me, there's not too much replay-ability, since the cut scenes are so long and there are very few chances to skip them. This is a shame because the Achievements will make you want to go back and try levels again, but you'll be deterred by the amount of time it takes to do so.
For a dollar, I'd say this game was worthwhile, but it could've achieved so much more.
A wonderful and authentic experience
I can only smile at the reviewer who claims positive reviews are inauthentic. I've heard about this game from two friends, in 30s like myself, who couldn't stop praising it. Once I decided to try it for myself I found out they weren't exaggerating. The graphic style and dialogues are immaculately handled. The game brings back the best of early 90s sierra adventure games without any of the annoying aspects. It lasts a good three hours at least from start to finish, and as such easily deserves its price tag and then some. Can't wait to play more from the creators of this.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 03, 2015
- Version: 1.1.5
- Size: 85.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Matthew Comi
- © 2015 Big Bucket
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes