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.
Update: 1112 episode 02 is now live on the App Store! [iTunes Link]
Agharta studio has just posted a viral teaser video along with a trailer, showing all of the features of their upcoming 1112 Episode 02 adventure game [TMA's exclusive hands-on preview]. The teaser apparently shows what happened to a friend of the thief who tried to steal the developer’s iPhone with a beta build of the game. Crime just doesn’t pay.
And to see what all the fuss is about – be sure to check out our full in-depth preview of 1112 Episode 02 or simply take a peek at the gameplay trailer after the break. Remember – it has already been submitted and should out and about on the App Store sometime this week.
Based on the popular Dreamworks film, How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury has you taking to the skies. You play as Toothless, a firebreathing dragon and his friend Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t live up to the expectations of his family. Together, you’re about to embark on a thrilling adventure.
A little over a year ago, while the App Store was void of even a single decent quality adventure game, a small independent developer called Agharta Studio released 1112 episode 01– the first adventure game to be exclusively developed from the ground up for the iPhone. The project came to fruition through the hard work of a small team led by Alexandre Leboucher and got high praise from critics all across the board (including an honorable mention in our The App Store’s Best Adventure). It was stylish, beautifully drawn and had an original storyline and puzzles to back it all up.
Despite the original promise of a sequel in about 4 month’s time, the team decided to take a little detour to make the excellent Rogue Planet, which messed up the schedule somewhat. Fastforward to April 20, 2010 – Alexandre has just informed me that the long awaited sequel has finally been submitted to Apple and graciously allowed me to take a full hands-on go with 1112 Episode 02. And here’s how it looks.
Adventure games have already proved to be a perfect genre for the iPhone. And just imagine how much better they would be on the iPad? Well, you don’t have to! Without any publicity or even an early hint Telltale games – the pioneer of episode based adventure games on the PC – have already released the first episode of Season 3 of their Sam & Max series on the iPad! You can grab it using the link below or check out after the gap for the description and screenshots. And no, Telltale has confirmed that no plans exist for an iPhone version.
Telltale Inc, Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad – $9.99
In addition some hot news from the recently interviewed Charles Cecil from Revolution – they are hard work on a special high quality iPad version of the best adventure game, currently on the AppStore (as per our The App Store’s Best Adventure Games) – Broken Sword: Director’s Cut! Unfortunately it’s still a bit too early for any screenshots, but we’ll deliver them to you as soon as they become available! And a definitive answer to some of the rumours floating out there regarding an iPhone/iPad version of Broken Sword 2 – at the moment there are no plans for it – Charles is hard at work with Dave Gibbons on his next adventure game he hinted at during the interview.
Update: Check out our Exclusive hands-on preview of 1112 Ep. 2!!
1112 Episode 01 was the App Store’s first adventure game, one exclusively designed and developed for the iPhone a year ago by Agharta Studio. It was highly acclaimed by the critics and earned a well deserved spot in our App Store’s Best Adventure Games. Unfortunately since then the developers took a little detour and released the excellent turn-based strategy – Rogue Planet, which delayed the intended release of 1112 Episode 02.
The good news though is that the game is almost finished and in the final stages of beta-testing. But it seems some people just don’t have the patience! A fan of the original game, through some covert means of her own, found the home address of the lead developer Alexandre Leboucher (whom we incidentally interviewed several months ago) and stole his personal iPhone to check out the game. And what’s more – she even videotaped all of it. Video after the gap!
Adventure fans – rejoice! I’ve just got word from Tetraedge Games (working under the patronage of Anuman Interactive) that they are putting the finishing touches on the last episode of Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon and the recently exclusively previewed The Egyptian Prophecy and are planning to send them to Apple for review soon. But that’s not all. Following these stunning releases they are going to start working on Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy – a very promising title, one that ranks at a formidable 70% on Metacritic.
The game centers around the mysterious series of murders in the late 16th century. The Queen, desperate to solve the brutal killings asks the famous astrologer for help. And while the prophet himself is too old to get to the bottom of things first-hand, he offers the aid of his trusted assistant Cesar. Unknown to the Queen, however, Cesar is out of the country and the investigation will be led by his sister in disguise.
More screenshots and a full game description after the gap.