We’ve seen quite a few games pop-up on the App Store claiming to be a Survival Horror. Unfortunately none of them delivered, even those from top franchises like SILENT HILL The Escape (US) or Resident Evil 4: PLATINUM and Resident Evil: Degeneration, which turned out to be quite mediocre third-person shooters. Most importantly – none of them delivered the experience of playing a Survival Horror, where you feel like you’re fighting for your life in the dark and afraid to look around the corner. And finally about a year ago, a surprise entry took the genre by storm, swiping the crown of Survival Horror games in our AppStore’s Best Adventure Games list. I’m talking, of course, about the first and only scary game for the iPhone – Fallen EP-1 (TMA Review).
In a subsequent interview the developers promised that a new episode would be due soon and I was very enthusiastic about seeing the story continue. Unfortunately due to economic reasons the company dispersed and the release never materialized. But all good things come to those who wait and Vincenzo has contacted me to relay some good news.
Fallen EP-1 is going to make one year now. I’m going to put it for free from now on. I think that past its time, and will be free from now on. We’ll see if and when a new game will rise out of it But now I think I just want it to be in the hands of as many people as possible.
But wait, there’s more after the gap!
And additionally, he’s about to finalize the work on Ep-2 and the update should hit the store in the coming month or so.
Lastly – he is going to release the engine that made such a wonderful game possible for free, together with the source code and all assets of the original. It is going to be available on www.lainengine.com on the terms of Donationware, all in hopes of helping aspiring indie teams out there to create there own awesome games. What is more, he is working on updating the engine to make it universal and add support for the Retina display, though this is still a good 3-4 months away. After the update is done the engine will also be released on the same website.
If you haven’t picked up Fallen yet, there is no reason not to do so.