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  • Summary: A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Dec 28, 2013
    Device 6 positions itself outside the box, looks back inside, and laughs heartily. [Jan 2014, p.81]
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    Though its subject matter may be bleak, DEVICE 6's ambitious and intelligent re-invention of the text adventure is a joyous and unique experience.
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    Suffice it to say though, for puzzle fans Device 6 is hands-down the game that best takes advantage of the iPhone as a gaming platform.
  4. Oct 17, 2013
    In turning a text adventure into a world map, Simogo has resurrected a long-dead genre with style and confidence. Great presentation and brilliant puzzles complete a stellar package.
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    Again, Device 6’s unorthodox presentation may be off-putting at first, but stick with it, especially if you’re a fan of Year Walk. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the current Halloween atmosphere, though like any good mystery, it keeps well at any time of the year.
  6. Oct 17, 2013
    Simogo’s greatest triumph, perhaps, is to intensify the potency of the written word. In using its text both as narrative and as geography – and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound – it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place.
  7. Jan 15, 2014
    If you’re looking for some absurdly fun puzzles and a truly unique storytelling experience, you’ll want to check out DEVICE 6 on iOS, but you’ll wish for a gameplay integration upgrade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 20, 2013
    Device 6 is not actually a game, is more like an interactive book experience. And it is fantastic.

    Honestly, only few times I've seen
    something as original as this work. The story is great, really well written, the sounds and visuals are really clever and helps creating a fantastic eerie atmosphere. It's not as scary as year walk, but the atmosphere is really great.

    Simogo is the best dev for iOS, and I'm really glad that there's somone trying to do things that are truly original in the plataform.

    Really an amazing game, better than Year Walk, and one of the best games of 2013, considering all platforms.
  2. Oct 22, 2013
    It is mindblowing what these people have managed to achieve. The User score seems to be extremely low but that's because people were expecting the typical over the top FPS or some strategy game, but this is different.

    Device 6 in an interactive book which has one of the greatest atmospheres in a mobile game (maybe after Limbo? It is something that we rarely see- Innovative, Original and artistic and device 6 is truly a work of art.
  3. Oct 18, 2013
    Outstanding usage of the platform, Device 6 blends book and game together extremely well. The puzzles are great and the story is enthralling. Overall this is one of the best games of the year on mobile or any platform. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2013
    This is an interactive fiction & puzzle game. To progress through each chapter, you have to solve the 2-3 puzzles in the chapter. It's short but really well designed. Some of the puzzles are easy, others are hard. Even though it's short and only part game [and part fiction], I found it to be worth every penny of the $4 or so that I spent on it. It's funny, a little spooky, a bit intellectually demanding. I hope this team of game-makers continues on. Expand
  5. Aug 25, 2014
    The user score underates this game because like other 'art' games this is more of an interactive puzzle novel than a game.

    innovative, short but clever, difficult and very atmospheric/gripping. Sound and story are brilliant and are worth the price tag. Though the game is fairly short yet challenging, you can tell a huge amount of work has went into it. Epilogue was beautiful and moving, which is not something I thought was possible with iOS apps.

    Buy now if you appreciate original approaches to game design/game as artform/reading literature.

    Do not buy if you are looking for a casual fun game, a long or replayable game, are not inclined to 'immersive' media, do not like puzzles.
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    i've applied 6 for originality and concept but no more for it's replayability and plot which is, especially, is dull and flat. Yes, it's great that modern day developers not just making action games but can deliver something very original which involves features of portable devices like ipad but come on plot is totally missed there Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2013
    This was definitely an interesting experience but it's hard to call this a true game. It's more of an interactive novel and a good one at that. It's very engrossing, especially with all the various sounds and stuff that you come across in the story. But it's very hard to play sometimes. The many different twists and turns the story literally makes you take to actually read the story is a bit disorienting and confusing. Plus the game is fairly difficult. It's definitely a new experience but I'm not sure it's one that is a must-buy/play. It definitely didn't appeal to me very much but I can see why people would like it. The problem is that I don't know how many people will like this game going forward. Expand

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