The Silent Age
By House on Fire
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Episode Two now available, the final chapter in this award winning adventure.
The Silent Age takes you on an adventurous journey into a dystopian future where mankind has gone extinct!
Travel through time between the iconic 70's and a desolate present day haunted by silence.
The Silent Age is an atmospheric point-and-click adventure game with stylized visuals and an eerie soundtrack that will keep you in suspense as you solve mind-bending puzzles.
With an interface specifically designed for touch devices, you'll flow through the story without hiccups and frustrations. Sit back, plug in your headphones, and enjoy the adventure.
Background Story -------------------------------------------------
It’s 1972. Love is free. Flipflops, English leather and bandanas are the height of fashion. Meanwhile the Cold War is more than lukewarm and a real one is going on overseas. Movements are happening. Environmentalists, the female liberties movement, and on the dance floors an entirely different kind of movement is overtaking the underground clubs. The winds of change are certainly blowing over the country.
Somewhere in the big city, in a tall, faceless government building someone left a window open. All the winds of change are doing here is blowing leaves all over Joe’s newly-swept floor. He’s been there for two years now. Working a dead-end attendant job making sure the building is as spotless as the suits walking the halls. It’s been like this for years, going from one soul-devouring job to the next.
Our protagonist is Joe in more than just name. He is quite literally Joe Average. Average height, average weight, average IQ. In fact, the only thing remotely remarkable about him is exactly how much he conforms to the median of the hypothetical everyman, and up until this point, Joe’s life hasn't exactly been biography material.
This is all about to change...
Metacritic score: 84
*** "The combination of intelligent puzzles and sexy spartan design has iOS adventure fans flocking to The Silent Age in droves [...]" -- Kotaku
*** "You may detect a strong Twelve Monkeys influence at work in the game's storyline." -- Eurogamer
*** "The Silent Age is an absolutely fantastic adventure that fans of the genre should not miss" -- 148Apps
*** "Beautiful and immersive graphics and soundtrack create an uncannily calm ambiance. Logical puzzles make sense in the context of the world" -- Gamezebo
*** "Smart, mysterious and layered beneath a very welcome dose of otherworldly eeriness, The Silent Age will delight any adventure gamer who feels that the genre's revival, welcome though it is, is just a little too light-hearted in the 21st century" -- Modojo
*** "The Silent Age delivers a charming experience, packed with stylish graphics and sound, simple touch controls and an intriguing story" -- Multiplayer.it
*** "I especially recommend The Silent Age to fans of science fiction, time travel, quirky writing, inner monologues and epic mustaches" -- Indie Love
What's New in Version 2.16
- New language: Farsi
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
"Retro" adventure games are back in style
Great game, if not necessarily on par with some of the old-school classics when the genre was being perfected (Zork, Maniac Mansion, et al). The puzzles in Silent Age are difficult enough to be rewarding, although most familiar with the genre will not "get stuck" or struggle too much to get through these levels. Much of the lack of difficulty has to do with the merciful lack of "red herring" items and "dead end" areas that don't do anything to advance the game. Adding a few more of these would have extended the game while highlighting the cleverness of the puzzles. Still, I enjoyed greatly how the puzzle solutions were not overly contrived unlike many other adventure games (you will never have to try picking a lock with an apple core!), such that the solutions could be visualized in a real-world setting. The time-travel element added much to the game, even though it's been done before (Day of the Tentacle, et al). I also enjoyed the clean graphics, smooth game play, compelling plot and clever writing as well, although the ending seemed to be a bit of an afterthought, and was ultimately anticlimactic. That said, I would definitely purchase the sequel. Thanks, developers, for an enjoyable few hours of entertainment!
Very cool game, but too short for the cost
This is absolutely an incredible game/story. It was engrossing. You can play the first episode for free, then it's $5.99 to keep playing. I assumed that there would be many more episodes, given the cost - which is quite high for an app. There was one more episode, which was as great as the first one - till the end. The end was just sort of abrupt and didn't resolve the storyline. This was the kind of story that could've kept going with more episodes, but the app made it clear that the game was finished. Although I enjoyed the game, I wouldn't have paid $5.99 for just a few hours of game time had I known. Even though the quality of the game is 4 or 5 stars, I'm giving it two stars for charging almost $6 for a few hours of game play, especially since it's not a game that you can play again with different results or anything like that. Perhaps they will decide to continue the story & let us unlock new episodes for $.99 or something. That would make a huge difference.
Amazing game! One of a kind, unfortunately for me...
This is such an incredible game I've found myself skimming the App Store for something, anything, like it. Unfortunately over the past few years nothing has compared & I just lose interest after a while.
If you're a mature player, not really into drawing guns and shooting aliens then this game might be right up your alley. It's mysterious, aesthetic, well-written and keeps you thinking about what's to come when you're not playing.
I loved Myst when it came out in the 90's, now we have The Silent Age. I hope I don't have to wait another 20 years before something as good as this game comes along.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 07, 2016
- Version: 2.16
- Size: 1.52 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: House on Fire ApS
- © 2011-2016 House on Fire ApS
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Episode Two$4.99