It's that time of year again when we search the App Store for the spookiest games for the iPhone and iPad. Where Shadows Slumber is a puzzle game that utilizes light and perspective to create an atmospheric adventure perfect for the Halloween season. There will be lots of comparisons to Monument Valley, but Where Shadows Slumber also reminded me a lot of Lara Croft GO. If you like surreal puzzle games that include an engrossing story then this is an app you'll want to check out.
App of the Week
The sequel/prequel to the 2015 console/PC game Life is Strange is now available on the Apple App Store. Life is Strange: Before the Storm is choice-based narrative like the popular titles from Telltale Games. The original 3 episodes were released to for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2017. The game follows the life of sixteen-year-old Chloe Price from a third-person view. It takes place three years before Life Is Strange, and includes the ability to "Backtalk" instead of being able to time travel, like in the original.
One Hour One Life for Mobile is an iOS version of the desktop survival game created by Jason Rohrer. It features "cute and quirky graphics and sounds," according to the official description, but iPhone and iPad users should not be fooled...One Hour One Life can be brutal. I personally died several times during the tutorial just trying to grasp the controls and crafting.
Puzzle games on the App Store are a dime a dozen, but sometimes one comes along to freshen up the over crowded mobile gaming genre. A Way to Slay is a hack and slash title in the form of a puzzle game. I'm not sure if this is actually new, but it is new to me and made it difficult for me to put the game down to write this review.
Every so often an app comes along that actually solves a problem, and you remember why you used to love the App Store. Tunity is one of those apps. It may not be for everyone, but if you like to watch sports at bars, or watch TV while working out at the gym, then you'll want to keep reading.