The Spy and the Labyrinth
By Hosted Games LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Famous archaeologist Dr. Lucius Thayer has gone missing in the Amazon jungle, and the CIA has asked you to find him. Unfortunately, you’re not the only one interested in Dr. Thayer. Enter a world of ancient mysteries and modern dangers, of suspicious cults and nefarious secret agents. Remember, you’re not paranoid if the danger is real.
"The Spy and the Labyrinth" is a 40,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Lewis Manalo, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Your choices determine which document you read next in your ongoing search for clues. Through your investigation of the articles, journal entries, and letters in the missing archaeologist’s files, you will discover the game’s rich story and complex characters. Multiple playthroughs will uncover secrets you previously missed in this engrossing tale of supernatural horror.
• A unique narrative experience!
• Horror and espionage collide in a captivating adventure!
• An expansive world, steeped in centuries of real - and imagined - history.
• An intriguing cast of international characters.
• Uncover new secrets with each playthrough!
The author came up with an intricate plot, which could have served as the backdrop for an engaging "detective" choose your own path game. At first, that is what I thought this would be. Instead, you have little real control over what you investigate. While you have some influence over what questions you ask, you have no choice about what actions you take. Possibly there is a path where you happen to follow the right question path and you get a chance to take some action, but I didn't get that opportunity. I had to keep reading things, even though what was happening was pretty obvious and I understood what actions we would want to take and how urgent they were, there was no chance to even recommend that we take any action.
I slogged through the game even though I kept wanting to quit, because I hoped there would be some sort of grand finale where I would get a chance to try to stop the danger. This didn't happen. I feel too bored to force myself to play it through again.
Staggering. Really outstanding
Mind you, I don’t know whether there is more than one ending, which would really heighten replayability. All I know is I MUST DIG!
Nice to see a fresh take on existential horror. Not the longest interactive fiction, but engaging while it lasted.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 27, 2017
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 33.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hosted Games LLC
- © 2017 Lewis Manalo
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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