|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
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.
I was looking for a puzzle game that didn't have a time limit and came across Year Walk. Although I downloaded the companion, which helped, it's a completely intuitive game. I found myself somehow just knowing what came next. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone. It's an immersive puzzle game with a beautiful story.
I liken the experience of playing this game, while understanding the storyline, to the book House Of Leaves. It’s a story and feeling you’ll not soon forget. Giving this app 4 stars because it is incomplete. I did not know about the companion app for quite some time after playing this game. I know it’s in the description, but many don’t read the description if they have a friend recommend the game, as I did. It would have been better to include the companion app content as an “appendix”, included with this game. That would ensure everyone would get the context and further storyline of the game.
It’s all work and no fun and scary and dumb ... that’s how I feel about it
It was a beautiful game, but really hard. I had to look up a few of the steps otherwise I never would have finished it. The story seemed really cool, but I honestly got really confused at times. Read the wiki afterwards and it was dark.
It took a bit of getting used to, and I had to check a walk through a couple times. If you like Device 6, Frostrune, and the Fear myths, you will like this game.
Make more games like Year Walk and Device Six!!!!!!
Unique in a great way...the companion app draws you in even further (on a realistic level) that adds an extra creepiness to the game...it 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. PS. Please developers update game for iOS 10 per Apple request so game will continue to work on future iOS generations
Not compatible with iPhone updates. Message from apple says creators needs to update! RIPOFF.. REFUND PLEASE
Perfectly combining deep lore with simple art design and amazing puzzles, Year Walk is a game I shan't soon forget.