Sometimes it’s nice to have a game that’s not all about “how fast can you get through it” or “how many things can you blow up”. A game that’s about exploration and discovery. A game that lets you go at your pace – one where you can actually stop to enjoy the scenery. Phoenix Spirit tries really hard to be that game, and at some levels it succeeds quite well. Unfortunately, for me to consider something a game there has to be a sense of accomplishment, and this is something that Phoenix Spirit lacks.
Just in time for the international iPad launch Agharta Studio has released the iPad version of their amazing 1112 episode 02 adventure. This dark and atmospheric adventure game holds a well deserved top spot in our AppStore’s Best Adventure Games and gets even better on the big screen. Agharta Studio have also optimised the interface to match all the extra pixies.
Adventure game lovers, you owe it to yourself to get this badboy.
Agharta Studio, 1112 episode 02 HD – $7.99
There are games and then there are Games. And one certainly worth the capital “G” is, of course, Broken Sword: Director’s Cut (TMA Review)! I think there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that it is one of the best adventure games on the iDevice and holds a well deserved crown of the top 3d person adventure in our AppStore’s Best Adventure Games round-up, which incidentally was updated quite recently with several new titles being added.
Well, now you can fully enjoy this BAFTA-winning classic on the big screen of your iPad with the long awaited release of Broken Sword: Director’s Cut HD for a measely sum of $7.99. What’s more, bundled with the big-screen version in addition to the high-res graphics is an exclusive never-before released digital comic by Dave Gibbons. Get the game now or check out the press-release and more screenshots after the gap.
Revolution, Broken Sword: Director’s Cut HD – $7.99
Agharta Studio has just informed us that their recent hit 1112 episode 02 [TMA Review], a title that is leading the way in the first-person category in our adventure games list, has just gone through an overhaul specifically for the iPad. It has already been submitted to Apple for review under the title of 1112 episode 02 HD, and just in time for the worldwide iPad launch. Soon all lucky bastards owners of an iPad will be able to experience this stylish adventure in all its glory on the big screen for a mere $7.99.
A few more screens after the gap.
The adventure game genre is perfect for the iPhone. Check out TMA’s The App Store’s Best Adventure Hall of Fame. From the looks of it, the iPad is even better for adventure gaming and much easier to programme for. Capitalising on this, Coladia, developer of the excellent Secret of the Lost Cavern, Episode 1 (TMA Review), Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, are already finishing up on the work on their next big title (for the iPad for now, but coming for the iPhone and iPod Touch a bit later in the year) – Destination: Treasure Island – an adaption of an excellent 2007 PC adventure game by Kheops Studio.
Four years have passed since the end of the adventure recounted in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. Jim Hawkins has become an upstanding adventurous young man, attentive to those around him. Imagine his surprise when, one morning, he sees a parrot enter his bedroom window : none other than Captain Flint, Long John’s own companion. The bird brings him a message from his master. In the message the old pirate announces that he has buried a marvelous treasure on the secret isle where he retired : Emerald Island. Jim is going to have to hurry though. Pirates, old enemies of Long John, are on his trail.
Update: if you require some help during your Dracula journey, be sure to visit Tetraedge’s official support forums right here on TMA!
I’m very excited to announce that the final part of Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon saga, developed by Tetraedge games and published by Chillingo, has been released on the App Store. The story of Father Arno and his quest to uncover the dark and bloody mysteries of Vladoviste is concluded with some unexpected twists at the end. TMA’s shigzeo reviewed Dracula part I back in late January 2010 and had this to say:
Dracula is more fun, more atmospheric, and more acutely entertaining than either Mysterious Island game is. It is streamlined, involving, and has great writing.
I myself consider it to be one of the most atmospheric and involving adventure games ever to be released on the iDevice, one with an exceptional storyline and great graphics. If you’re a fan of the genre, I highly recommend you grab the games now; at the very least, check out the official description after the gap.
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 – $0.99
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 2 – $1.99
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 3 – $1.99
The AppStore will soon turn 2 years old and has matured enough to see a flurry of sequels start hitting the market. One such game that has recently seen a followup is Stranded! Without A Phone – an interesting and original adventure / RPG game that I thoroughly enjoyed a few months ago. Today, I’d like to welcome Glu’s take: Stranded: Mysteries of Time.
Coladia has got its act together and released the full version of their Secret of the Lost Cavern adventure game, previously available only in episodes. Now you can follow the adventures of Arok from start to finish without the hassle of downloading and managing individual episodes. And if you’re still in doubt – check out our review of Secret of the Lost Cavern Episode 1 or simply download the first episode for FREE.
P.S. On an interesting side note, the developer have said that they’re currently raking in more cash from the full title than from the individual episodes. Chances are, they won’t be releasing any more episodic titles in the future, opting to wait for the full complete version instead.
In my interview with the creators of Rogue Planet (TMA Review), Agharta Studio hinted at the sequel to their highly acclaimed adventure game – 1112 episode 01 – the first adventure game originally and exclusively designed for the iDevice and it’s unique capabilities. Following our sneak peak at the beta version a couple of weeks ago, 1112 episode 02 has now been released, so it’s time to give it a thorough run-down and sum up what we’ve got. Can the sequel to an excellent adventure that received an honorable mention in our The App Store’s Best Adventure hold its ground against the fierce competition of the App Store?
The highly anticipated sequel to 1112 episode 01 (the first adventure game to be exclusively designed for the iDevice) is now finally available on the App Store. Episode 02 takes place right after the events of ep. 01, but even if you’ve yet to enjoy the first, the sequel will bring right you up to speed via carefully crafted intro sequences. ChiffaN had an exclusive hands-on preview of the game and found it to be an adventure “masterpiece”, so good that it’ll easily top 1st Person Adventure category on our App Store’s Best Adventures list.
Fans of 1112 and adventure games in general will definitely want to check out episode 02. Even causal gamers will likely enjoy uncovering the mysterious circumstances behind Louis’ (protagonist) storyline. Be sure to visit 1112’s official support forums right here at TouchMyApps should you require some help advancing through the game.