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Year Walk app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 5968 ratings )
Games Entertainment Role Playing Adventure
Developer: Simogo AB
3.99 USD
Current version: 1.3, last update: 10 months ago
First release : 21 Feb 2013
App size: 775.71 Mb

In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve cryptic puzzles, touch and listen in your search to foresee the future and finally discover if your loved one will love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Years Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.

For the complete Year Walk experience, or if youre curious about the folk lore on which Year Walk is based, we recommend downloading Year Walk Companion, available for free on the App Store.

"An iOS game like nothing else you’ve seen on the format to date.
This is a brave and truly original work"
Edge - 9/10

"Elegant and artful, Year Walk is an unmissable piece of work.
You can close the app and put down the phone, but the forest may spread beyond its glassy confines, its spindly, silver-skinned trees taking root in your own home, your own dreams."
Eurogamer - 9/10

"A game this distinctive, this different, this thrillingly new is the best possible demonstration of the format’s versatility; indeed, of the narrative power of the interactive medium. Simogo has made something very special here."
The Telegraph - 5/5

"Its a gripping, somber, atmospheric, and elegantly-designed game, and everyone should play it.
Ive never played anything quite like it."
Touch Arcade 5/5

"An incredible showcase for the potential of tablet games and will undoubtedly become influential over the next few years."
CVG - 9/10

"Simogo has packed Year Walk with a hefty share of spine-tingling jump scares, but it’s these external trappings that cause the game’s lore to get under your skin and stick with you long after your phone or tablet has been turned off."
Gamezebo - 4,5/5

"Year Walk is smart, thrilling, and absolutely stunningly crafted. Itll throw you for a loop, leaving you transfixed to the screen until you shake out all of its dark secrets."
Mac|Life - 5/5

"As with any good page-turner, you wont want to put this game down until you get to the end. Its quite a journey, too. Year Walk is a beguiling adventure, and a truly memorable experience."
Pocketgamer - 8/10

Pros and cons of Year Walk app for iPhone and iPad

Year Walk app good for

Dont ppl know that its just the file size, when u install it the app is much bigger , common sense , game is short and sweet, tough at times but overall very different from what im used to in a game , work of art that is creepy and will make u jump, I did get lost , didnt add to frustration , made me want to figure it out even more
Atmospheric and beautifully drawn game. fires the imagination. Its very nice to be briefly immersed in the the Swedish folkloric tradition.
I love EVERYTHING about this game! I really wish it were longer. If you guys were to make a sequel, it might be the only sequel Id ever pay money for. Thank you for this gorgeously creepy game!
This game is a work of art. The beautiful yet creepy atmosphere, the art style, and the story. All of it just amazing. Gives you very little backstory but just enough so you understand it. The game presents a situation which is relatable ( venturing into a calm yet spooky forest ) but keeps you disconnected from the characters in a way that makes you feel as though you are having a dream, participating in the occurrences yet not able to ultimately control them or the outcome. The game presents simple puzzles that are rewarding but dont take you out of the game too much. Playing with headphones is wonderful due to amazing sound design and positioning. Lack of dialogue allows you to interpret characters in your own way. If you like games that hold your hand and explain everything then this isnt for you. However for me personally I found it to be amazing and havent found a game to top it since. Overall just fantastic. Do wish it was longer. I did play through it without the handbook. Only discovering the handbook after finishing my "walk".
Unique in a great way...the companion app draws you in even further (on a realistic level) that adds an extra creepiness to the started to freak me out reading more and more of the diary...and the game is well polished with a perfect choice in art direction and graphical style for this kind of story. Extremely early innovative game on iOS.
This riveting masterpiece takes you through an adventure that cannot be explained with words. Its unnerving puzzles and iconic scenes truly makes this game unique. Its creepy storyline blurs The line between reality and the game itself. The backstory is the story itself they cannot be differentiated. The only way to simplify it is the history of the universe itself. The key to the game is curiosity. jamie age 8

Some bad moments

Nice aesthetic, but the puzzles are arbitrary, uninteresting, and frequently frustrating (vs. being logic-based). I quickly gave up.
This game was on my wish list for so long I finally got around to purchasing it. Why with all the great reviews why not? It seemed to start out great, like Limbo- a dark backstory. But then theres nothing to solve. Or am I doing it wrong? I keep traveling through the town but theres nothing to solve, no commands to control my character, no evils to defeat. Ive downloaded to companion app but Ive already lost interest in this beautiful but frankly boring game.
Highly disappointed!!!!!!! Dont waste your time or money on this crap! Sorry, but it is what it is.
I guess Im not smart enough to play this game. Had to use cheats all the time. Who came up with this mess?
After finishing all 3 of The Room games I was in search of something similar. This game is NOT it. Theres no direction. Every single challenge I faced left me scratching my head trying to figure out what the objective was. If youre into games that are different than your average puzzle game than try this. If youre like me and want a regular old solve the puzzle and move on kind of game than look elsewhere. Very disappointed I spent that much money on a game that missed the mark.
I had written a fairly in-depth review, but it somehow got lost in the ether. Suffice it to say that the story is very lacking without getting the companion app (and then "logging in" to the locked section of the same app after your first play through), and the puzzles are banal at best, me having to take a large amount of screenshots just for the sequences. Also, the map shouldnt have been made the way it was, both for being very confusing and maze-like, and for having inconsistencies that, excepting that we are to assume that the player can jump through the fourth dimension, would have it intersecting itself badly if the lengths of the paths are consistent. After just finishing my first play through of Device 6 (a game that I was extremely pleased with), this game came as a serious disappointment. All that being said, the entire game (companion app included) lent itself a very pleasingly creepy atmosphere that I enjoyed regardless of everything else. There was one jump scare that had me turning my device away from my face through my second play through to spare myself an early death by heart attack. None of the other jump scares were very effective. I know there are people out there that would definitely enjoy this game very much, so if my review doesnt turn you off to it and you like what you are seeing in other reviews, then by all means get the game. However, I know there are others that will share my thoughts and I hope that this review will help keep those people from wasting four dollars.

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