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Traps n' Gemstones

By Donut Games

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#1 BEST IPHONE GAME OF THE YEAR - Gamezebo, 2014:

"The touchscreen controls are as precise as the level design, and the level design is exemplary. This isn’t just a good example of how to do a platformer on mobile, this is a good example of how to do a platformer period.".

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- Promoted "Best New Game" by Apple
- "Best iPhone Game of 2014" by Gamezebo
- #1 Hot Game @ Touch Arcade
- PocketGamer GOLD AWARD
- Gamezebo (earlier review): "Hands down, this is one of the best games of 2014"
- Touch Arcade: Rated 5 / 5
- ArcadeLife: Rated 9.5 / 10

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TRAPS N' GEMSTONES is an adventurous platform game, among gamers typically known as the "Metroidvania" genre, from Donut Games, the developer behind chart-toppers Traffic Rush, Sunday Lawn, the "Rat On A" series and many others.


Precious relics have suddenly started to disappear from a well-hid pyramid that has been guarded by Bedouins for generations, who claim to have spotted an unknown perpetrator.
As a freelance archaeologist and expert on ancient explorations, you've been secretly called in to Egypt to help them solve the mystery.

Arriving at the pyramid's entrance empty handed, your journey starts off by searching some well-known chambers for items and weapons to help you on your quest.
But as you get deeper into the pyramid, you begin to realize that this mystery will require more than just a whip, a sharp mind and a good amount of explosives to unravel.


- Easy to use D-PAD controls
- Non-linear gameplay: Walk around and explore freely
- Non-destructive gameplay: When failing, you don't restart from the beginning, but at the entrance of the current chamber
- MAP OVERVIEW: Keep track of visited areas
- INVENTORY OVERVIEW: Keep track of found weapons, items and relics
- VARIETY IN GAMEPLAY: Run, roll, swim, slide, ride mine carts, etc
- NO IN-APP PURCHASES: Buy the game, get everything


- Game Center support
- Widescreen support
- MFi Controller support
- ION Arcade Controller support
- Universal App (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
- Real-time sound spatialization: Hear the sound dynamically adapt to your surroundings, from large chambers to underwater swims

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- "Traps n' Gemstones has come out of nowhere and whipped us round the chops with its excellence"

What's New in Version 1.01.1

- Now compatible with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus


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Customer Reviews

Best Platformer!!

I've been a fan of Donut Games since they started coming out for my iPhone 3G way back in 2008. They are a great company and the games were wonderful for the older devices, but get pretty boringly repetitive nowadays. Traps fixes all the single plot issues and brings many different elements into this game. With the game controller support (have the SteelSeries Stratus), it makes the game perfect for what it's going for. If you're looking super flashy guns and fights this ISN'T it but if you're looking for a nice platform with more than one twist and turn, this is the game for you. $5 is pittance for a developer that's been around since the App Store opened and continues to release new games and updates the old ones. Please get this game; you WON'T regret it! Thank you again Donut for your best game yet!!!

Needs more attention

This is just an amazing platformer and work of Art. I like the adventure concept plus puzzles along the way. It has simple controls and many useful items to pick along the way. And that time when you are like WHERE IS THAT STUPID RELIC!!!!! I am always looking for Adventure RPGs that are pixelated,and I just found a great one. I recommend this to yo momma and everyone! Please download and make a sequel donut games! I feel like soon enough this game was forgotten! I have always been a fan donut games! I beat it once,twice,thrice,LOVE!

Fantastic Metroidvania style game

While the graphics are on par with 16-bit the animations are a little stiff. That aside this game was incredibly fun reminding me of Metroid meets Spelunker with a little Pharaoh’s Curse. Played with an external controller and it’s even better. Because you respawn on the same screen you die the game is pretty easy, but that’s not really what this is about. It’s about exploration of the Pyramid and finding the missing idols within the maze.

Traps n' Gemstones
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.01.1
  • Size: 28.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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