|Games||$3.99||Simogo AB||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
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 Year's 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 you're 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
"It's a gripping, somber, atmospheric, and elegantly-designed game, and everyone should play it.
I've 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. It'll 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 won't want to put this game down until you get to the end. It's quite a journey, too. Year Walk is a beguiling adventure, and a truly memorable experience."
Pocketgamer - 8/10
10 minutes into the game and I’m completely lost. I’ve tried every possible path I can find and have searched for 2 hours. Save your time and money
yet ANOTHER plug from the app store for this developer and its boring games. they all have been featured and they all are the same boring idea built on the same boring engine. with so many other great developers on app store to choose from, this is obvious favoritism.
Amazing design and an eerie mood with creepy sounds give you an interesting feel. I suggest playing this in a dark, quiet room. I’ve beat this game many times and it’s fun doing it again just because the experience is so enjoyable.
This is one of the best iOS game I’ve ever played! It has an intriguing game play that pulls you along through a bizarre storyline. I really loved the folk lore and unique gameplay/design. Highly recommended!
This is one of my favorite games of all time. Possibly better than Device 6. Run don’t walk to play Year Walk.
I opened the box after reading through the companion. It took me 20 minutes and that's it! That's all? Credits role! For $3.99?! I want an explanation and /or my money back!
It’s amazing! There is one problem though.. I NEED A MAPPPP!! I can’t figure out how to find the last baby!!
This allows me to do nothing but see a screen and walk a few steps. I finally go in a windmill talk to a girl then she says leave you leave and are stuck on the snow after that it doesn’t move anywhere else. There’s no instructions or anything to tell you what you are doing wrong, it’s extremely frustrating. I am deleting it before it causes me to damage me phone!
I bought this game years ago, but hadn’t played it till recently. The art is simple and beautiful, although some jump scares are included. The puzzles are relatively easy to figure out. Given its price, it’s a short game. However, when I finished reading the companion, I was totally dazzled by the intricacies of this game. Every detail in this game now makes sense, and the story is complete. It’s officially one of my favorite puzzle games.
I always love books / games that put a new spin on old myths / folklore. This game does exactly that, and does so wonderfully. The dark and melancholy atmosphere depicts a smattering of folk creatures in a uniquely disturbing, sublime art style. As I’m a veteran adventure gamer, I also found the puzzles quite enjoyable. The use of the companion app and the endings were also quite fun. This game deepened my knowledge and interest in Swedish folklore, and I would highly recommend it to others.