The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
By Syntaxity Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Once again your Uncle Henry has asked for your help in the search for a mysterious artifact. Embark on your own quest in this beautifully designed classic point and click adventure puzzle game. Explore an all but forgotten 14th century Blackthorn Castle, surrounding dark forest and structures. Discover hidden passageways, clues and puzzles along the way!
Uncle Henry has been hunting lost treasures for as long as you can remember. His legendary stories of adventure excited your imagination as you were a child growing up. Now with your newly acquired archeology skills, he has been reaching out from time to time for your help in tracking down some of these difficult to find treasures.
In his latest quest, he has been hunting for a mysterious artifact last known to be at Castle Blackthorn in England. As the tale goes, centuries ago a wizard once lived in this castle and stole a valuable artifact from a local watch maker and hid it away somewhere in the depths of the castle.
You must hurry and help him on this amazing adventure before anyone else finds the mysterious artifact!
This captivating adventure game has:
- Custom designed beautiful HD graphics!
- Custom composed soundtrack and sound effects!
- A built-in hint system for when you get stumped
- Fast travel to instantly move around the map
- A dynamic map to show the screens you have visited and current location
- A camera that takes photos of clues and symbols as you discover them
- Dozens of puzzles, clues, and items
- Auto saves your progress
- Available for phones and tablets!
- Translated to 17 languages!
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What's New in Version 1.4
- Fast travel added
- Hints improved with videos
- New inventory layout
- Various puzzle designs have been updated
- Various scene designs have been updated
- Portugal Portuguese translation added
I’ve been teaching myself how to program over the last 5–10 years, and when it comes to really mapping out an application, especially in mobile development, I always have a hard time really visualizing the layout. I’ve had programmers tell me they pretend it’s a little cartoon town and all the scenes, classes, and functions are all part of their little town. I can see how that helped but, as a right brain thinker, I just couldn’t seem to find something that really stuck. I know it sounds stupid, but clicking on the map layout of this game has basically hit me in the head with a brick, seeing how they managed the scenes and break them down into paths, I think it was the perfect lightbulb I needed right now to drive me through the next steps. I’ve used every type of UML and mind map you can imagine, so I’m not sure why this layout is finally what made it click for me, but I just had to comment on it. Thanks a ton Syntaxity!
As for the game itself, it seems to have been inspired by “The Room”. Took me a few hours to beat. I got stuck a couple times but quickly figured it out. The paid hints or teleports are a solid IAP item. Whereas you don’t have to pay if you don’t care about the convenience, but it doesn’t force you to pay to solve it.
Logical and challenging
The add on to purchase the speedy passage from one spot to the next is great. Not needed for those that don't want to spend the money, but great for time saving.
Great fun and not obscure obstacles that don't make much sense if you don't happen to randomly touch one part of the screen by accident. These could always be longer and more challenging, but as a stand-alone app, it's great. Even better because it's part of a series.
Everything a puzzle game should be!
The game was challenging but not so much so that I had to pay for hints. And it was long enough to keep me entertained for a long enough period of time. The area was vast and there was plenty of places to keep me thinking about were pieces might be used. Overall it was a great game and I will be looking for other similar adventures.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 25, 2017
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 118 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Syntaxity Inc.
- © 2015 Syntaxity Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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