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Year Walk

By Simogo AB

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Description

In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve cryptic puzzles, touch and listen in your search to foresee the future and finally discover if your loved one will love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year's Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.

For the complete Year Walk experience, or if you're curious about the folk lore on which Year Walk is based, we recommend downloading Year Walk Companion, available for free on the App Store.


"An iOS game like nothing else you’ve seen on the format to date.
This is a brave and truly original work"
Edge - 9/10

"Elegant and artful, Year Walk is an unmissable piece of work.
You can close the app and put down the phone, but the forest may spread beyond its glassy confines, its spindly, silver-skinned trees taking root in your own home, your own dreams."
Eurogamer - 9/10

"A game this distinctive, this different, this thrillingly new is the best possible demonstration of the format’s versatility; indeed, of the narrative power of the interactive medium. Simogo has made something very special here."
The Telegraph - 5/5

"It's a gripping, somber, atmospheric, and elegantly-designed game, and everyone should play it.
I've never played anything quite like it."
Touch Arcade 5/5

"An incredible showcase for the potential of tablet games and will undoubtedly become influential over the next few years."
CVG - 9/10

"Simogo has packed Year Walk with a hefty share of spine-tingling jump scares, but it’s these external trappings that cause the game’s lore to get under your skin and stick with you long after your phone or tablet has been turned off."
Gamezebo - 4,5/5

"Year Walk is smart, thrilling, and absolutely stunningly crafted. It'll throw you for a loop, leaving you transfixed to the screen until you shake out all of its dark secrets."
Mac|Life - 5/5

"As with any good page-turner, you won't want to put this game down until you get to the end. It's quite a journey, too. Year Walk is a beguiling adventure, and a truly memorable experience."
Pocketgamer - 8/10

What's New in Version 1.1

- Memory optimization for iPad 1st Gen and iPod touch 4th Gen
- Minor bug fixes

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Sincerely Disappointed

I wanted to love this game, especially with all the reviews, I am such a big fan of games with depth and story and that immerse you into their world. This game was quite...dare I say pretentious? It alludes to having this intriguing, mysterious backstory where another app is needed to understand it, but I found nothing new, surprising or moving about it. It was extremely simple, the appearance of the different characters were so vague and relying on a previous understanding of them, which was never shocking or "woah, no way, this guy?" and then they would present a weird simple puzzle. I liked the concept of needing a backstory but I just feel that this game had a lot of potential and took advantage of none of it. I felt too disconnected to the game and the character because of lack of story, experiences within the game, and dialogue. While an interesting concept I felt it lacked what games like Undertale, FranBow, Life is Strange, (even Broken Age...hell, even Gone Home, that has no people in it), etc. offer to the table--a story and a connection with the game world and character. I personally feel these are the most important qualities of a great game experience. So, unfortunately I do regret buying the game and don't feel that I gained anything from it.

PS. I loved Device 6 though ;)

You who like to read reviews...

You wanna know when a game is good or not, worth the time or money. Well if you enjoyed games like LIMBO, BRAID, BADLAND, and DEADLIGHT on Xbox live. Well your not to far off with this game. It's touch and scroll puzzles. Not at all time consuming. It took me about an hour to beat the game as well as enjoy it thoroughly. To get the ENTIRE story you'll want to download the companion app which gives you further incite and much fuller appreciation for and to the story. Well worth the $3 to pay to play. Same as going to an arcade and spending .50 cents here and there for a quick thrill where as this provides a short story as well. When you scroll through here and see negative reviews. They were not patient... They were not here for a good story or to appreciate art and music. They went out on a limb to try it and they let themselves down with their impatience and lack of taste in the art of putting a game together. There is NO tutorial. Which means its a simple game. If you hate putting together 350 piece cardboard floor puzzles. This game isn't for you. It's largest requirement is NOT the money you pay for it. Patience is.

:) :/ :) :/

Fun, then weird, cool, then weird. Kind of a complicated little game. There was definitely a lot of time and creativity put into this game. The graphics and music were cool. The companion app made for a more immersive experience. The gameplay itself is actually not a whole lot, it's more of an experience/puzzle game. You need a bit of patience as you try navigating around to see what to do next. The puzzles can be tricky, as you need to think outside of the box somewhat, but that's pretty fun when you figure it out. I did have to use a walkthrough a few times though, as sometimes I just couldn't think of what was needed to do.
Be prepared, it's a bit scary, but even more so a bit disturbing. It helps if you finish the game ALL the way through, including all the reading. Then, the game is a little longer and the story is added to. To be honest, I'm not sure I would recommend it though, mainly because of the unpleasantness, but that may not bother others as much.
It is pretty much impossible to give a general synopsis of this game, but if I could, I would say it is weird but fun gameplay-wise, and it is weird but interesting story-wise.

Year Walk
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 214 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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