by Mark Brown 21/2/2013
Product: Year Walk
Format: iPhone, iPad
For most of us, stumbling about in a chilly forest - lost, confused, and alone - is called "camping".
But for the creative Swedish bods at Simogo, it's actually a ritualistic spirit quest, which lets you bend the very fabric of time and space to have a sneaky peek at the future.
It also involves a series of logic puzzles, apparently, with symbols and keys and windmills and babies. Year Walk is essentially an escape-the-room game - just without the room.
The puzzles are quite straightforward - and there aren't too many of them. But they're still very clever. I can't even tell you about some of the smartest moments of this game as they're lodged deep within spoiler territory.
Year Walk is ingenious, imaginative, and intriguing, and only let down by its short runtime and easy puzzles. All said, Simogo is still the iOS indie to watch
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