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“Best Mobile Games of 2015” — CNET

“Best iOS Games of 2015” — Apple ‘N’ Apps

“Best One Handed Mobile Games for Long Commutes” — Appcessories

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Consisting of hundreds of extremely challenging codes, puzzles and interactive ciphers, The Guides is a journey that will challenge your wit, stretch your imagination and test your ingenuity in unique and innovative ways.

Simply stated, they’re not easy. Progressing will be difficult, but you have the appropriate tools at your disposal. Everything you need to proceed is — or has been — provided.

Look for clues and patterns to build on what you have learned. Remember what you have seen as for no detail is too subtle or insignificant. As you explore deeper, you’ll begin to unravel the enigma of The Guides.

Peculiar, isn't it?

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"From the word 'Go'... it tells you nothing. And you have to work it out for yourself. And that, my friends, that is cool." James Gilmour for App Spy

"The Guides gets under your skin... you’ll find yourself thinking about it outside of the game and coming back for more." Jennifer Allen for 148apps

"The Guides is one of the year’s most interesting puzzle games. It’s a beautifully designed toy box filled with an enormous variety of code-breaking ciphers and visual riddles..." Owen Faraday for Pocket Tactics

"It's brilliant, uncompromising, satisfying, and one of the best games I have ever played on my phone... quite possibly on any platform." chanandler of App Army for Pocket Gamer

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• Four Sections and 100 pages embedded with countless challenges.
• Meticulously designed interactive puzzles and ciphers with each being more unique than the last.
• Piece together the fragmented story to reveal the source of the messages.
• Various game mechanics such as the code interface screen and the title bar to provide added layers of support.
• Integrated decoding tools — including morse, binary and many more — to assist you on your journey.
• Ability to save screenshots to keep track of invaluable clues and notes.
• A distress support system is available if you find yourself stuck, but use sparingly, for your transmissions are limited.

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What's New

Version 1.5

The culminating challenges are upon us. Solve the final puzzles and move closer to unlocking a significant discovery.

But don't presume it ends here as more challenges await. Continue your journey with The Guides Axiom.

Thank you all for the continued support. Remember to rate and review after each update. We read everything you write so your comments and feedback are invaluable!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Be prepared to ruminate.

Ewinner W

This is the most fascinating game I’ve played in a while. The simplest arrangement of dots on a screen can be infuriating, even as the last arrangement of dots was so simple...

The clues are oblique. The puzzles build on each other and get increasingly complex as you go through the sequence. A clue or key may be hidden in another puzzle — or it might just look that way. You have to be able to think forwards, backwards, round about, and inside out (list not inclusive).

Have scratch paper handy. Take notes as you go through. Mark which puzzles took which skills to solve. I have only finished the first chapter so far, so I can’t say anything about the ending except that I’m very much looking forward to it. :)



It's hard to find a puzzle game with a complex system that also trusts the player has the ability to solve said puzzles. The Guides has both in spades. Its problems are delightfully varied and have a balanced learning curve that makes you revisit solutions you thought you had previously left behind. Not only that, it offers a deeper story for those who want more than just the exterior layer of puzzles. Beautiful UI and visuals. I'm only halfway through but I can't put it down!

Amazing! Unlike any game I've ever played.


Just finished chapter 1 and all I can say is this game is phenomenal. Amazing design. Extremely well thought out, incredible puzzle design, great background music, and a very interesting storyline to boot! I can't put it down and I can't wait to continue the journey! Makes me feel like I'm solving Cicada puzzles ;) AND THERE'S A PART TWO!!! DOWNLOAD. THIS. GAME. Or you're doing yourself a disservice, truly. Great thanks to the developers and please keep more coming!


RosiMosi LLC
49.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Kevin Bradford LLC


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