As I said many many… many times, the iPhone is still extremely lacking in the adventure games genre. Well, a small company by the name of Tetraedge Games, responsible for such outstanding games as Jules Verne’s Return To Mysterious Island and the hot new sequel Jules Verne’s Secrets Of The Mysterious Island, as well as the upcoming recently scooped Dracula Path Of The Dragon (only 3 weeks left), has set out to change that.
Apart from the aforementioned games, set to release in the very near future, I’ve been lucky to lay my hands on some inside information about Tetraedge’s future plans. And boy, did they excite me! The company is famous for their excellent ports of well-known PC adventures.
The nearest one, due to release in about 5 weeks is The Egyptian Prophecy. It is the story about Maia, a young priestess. Ramses II is dying and with him the glory of Egypt shall fall. Amon-Ra, the Sun-God, promises to extend his life in exchange for the most magnificent temple ever built. Trouble is not far away as the building site for the temple is affected by a number of sinister incidents. You must solve the mystery behind these events and save the life of the Pharaoh.
The game features:
- Travel along the Nile and explore magnificent locations and monuments such as KARNAK, MEMPHIS, and the labyrinth of PTAH
- High quality graphics in bi-directional 360° environment and high quality videos (around 30 min). Dialogues with many characters and rich sound environment
- Interact with various of these characters and encounter Egyptian gods, including: OSIRIS, SETH, ISIS and PTAH
- Decipher an array of intriguing puzzles set in breath-taking environments
- Easily concoct sacred potions and perform ancient Egyptian rituals using the customized game interface and inventory
The next one is Atlantis Redux and is set to release closer to the end of 2009. It is a story of a young archaeologist, searching for a metropolis built, according to myth and legend, by the ancient Egyptians and is set in 2020. From the palaces of the Thousand and One Nights to the Sahara Desert, from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to the icy plains of the Paleolithic, immerse yourself in the beauty and the mystery of Atlantis.
During this adventure, the young archaeologist will find a precious help in a Targui, a lonely touareg who has decided to stay away from modern life. Refusing to leave the nice young girl alone in the desert, he decides to go with her … Along with these characters, plunge into the most mysterious, intriguing and dangerous of adventures… the quest for Atlantis
Both of these games have received very solid reviews on the PC and Pocket PC platforms, but the gem, the thing that got me Really excited is… wait for it… Syberia!
Yes, Tetraedge are going to port one of the best adventure games ever made to the iPhone. The creation of the genius Benoit Sokal is a story, unlike anything you played before. It’s impossible to describe the atmosphere of the game, one can only experience it oneself. The beautiful scenery, the amazing world, meticulously thought out and written brings fond memories and I will be glad to experience it once again on the “Jesus” phone. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for Q1 2010, but it will be well worth it, I promise you that.
Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, is handed what seems a fairly straight forward assignment – a quick stopover to handle the sal of an old automaton factory hidden in the alpine valleys, then straight back home to the US. Little did she imagine when embarking on this task that her life would be turned upside down.
On her exedition across Europe, travelling from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia, she encounters a host of incredible characters and locations in her attempt to track down Hans, the genius invento – the final key to unlock the secret of Syberia.
Her voyage across land and time throws all she values into question, while the deal she sets out to sign turns into a pact with destiny.
I would like to thank Tetraedge Games for this exclusive scoop and wish them luck in their endeavours.