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By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Inventive, interactive story puzzler has thrills and chills.

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The way players navigate the story makes this game well worth playing. It successfully combines the act of reading with navigation, and the text becomes a literal map of the castle. The mystery is intriguing, and, while creepy, it's not so horrifying that tweens won't be able to handle it. The puzzles are challenging but fair, and there are plenty of written and video walkthroughs available online, with and without spoilers. Because there's a lot of scrolling and retracing steps to get clues, some kids who don't love puzzle games may get frustrated. While it's ideal for kids who love to read, its unique format might entice some more reluctant readers as well. Though the navigation won't appeal to everyone, it definitely is a fresh experience that sets itself apart from other puzzle games.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, reading comprehension, text analysis
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : deduction, problem solving, solving puzzles
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 17, 2013
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Simogo
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.1 or later
  • Last updated: January 27, 2017

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