• Publisher: Simogo
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2013
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92

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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

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  • Summary: A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Dec 28, 2013
    100
    Device 6 positions itself outside the box, looks back inside, and laughs heartily. [Jan 2014, p.81]
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    100
    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
    100
    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
    90
    Simogo's come up with another unmissable game - an ingenious slice of puzzling adventure that's as imaginative as it is stylish. Whether you played Year Walk or not, you can't let this one pass you by.
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    90
    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
    90
    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
    70
    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: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 20, 2013
    10
    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
    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.
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  2. Jul 1, 2015
    10
    it's incredible! like reading a book that you have to soleve so you can move forward. I've recommend it to many people. don't miss it! it'sit's incredible! like reading a book that you have to soleve so you can move forward. I've recommend it to many people. don't miss it! it's worth everyhting Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2013
    10
    Incredibly absorbing. It's not a game, in a sense, but then again, it's certainly more thought provoking and interesting than the likes ofIncredibly absorbing. It's not a game, in a sense, but then again, it's certainly more thought provoking and interesting than the likes of "Angry Birds."
    Honestly, if DEVICE 6 is getting low ratings simply because it does not accommodate to your description of a game, yet other terrible titles on the App Store like "FarmVille" better fit your definition then would kindly, f*ck off and read a book?
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  4. Oct 22, 2013
    10
    Device 6 all about the puzzles. Pencil in hand, paper on table, thought-wrenching puzzles. Don't expect mindblowing graphics. Don't expectDevice 6 all about the puzzles. Pencil in hand, paper on table, thought-wrenching puzzles. Don't expect mindblowing graphics. Don't expect "casual," "easy," "one-more-go" gameplay. Don't expect arcade gameplay and skill-based replayability. Device 6 doesn't have any of that: it has a very clever, very simply written story, over an intricate and sublimely designed interface. Everything is effortless and smooth- except the puzzles which the game simply doesn't warn you are coming. Sometimes you might not even notice there's a puzzle. Pay attention. Read carefully. Think outside the box. Expand
  5. Aug 25, 2014
    9
    The user score underates this game because like other 'art' games this is more of an interactive puzzle novel than a game.

    Highly
    The user score underates this game because like other 'art' games this is more of an interactive puzzle novel than a game.

    Highly 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.
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  6. Oct 23, 2013
    7
    Yes, it's an interesting game. Yes, it's a novel (pun intended) experience. However, it's simply not that good. The fact that it's beenYes, it's an interesting game. Yes, it's a novel (pun intended) experience. However, it's simply not that good. The fact that it's been scoring so highly with critics and reviewers is not so much indicative of how good the game itself is, but of how starved the reviewers are for a new experience, and how mind-blown they are when they run into it so much so, that they forget that games are rated on other things besides novelty. Basically, 9/10 for novelty, 1/10 for re-playability, about 6 out of 10 for sound, and maybe 7 out of 10 for graphics. Gameplay itself would score no more than 5 because despite the novelty of the gameplay, it's simply annoying to have to keep swinging your device around as the game forces you to do. Again, not a bad game, especially not for 3 or 4 bucks, but hardly worth a 92% that's just crazy. This is not the second coming, it's just a nice, quirky, play-ONCE (or twice to check out the one real 'fork') game. Enjoy it, just don't expect a 9/10 experience. Expand
  7. May 16, 2018
    5
    Basically, this is overrated. Looks good and seems promising, but the navigation, easy enough in the beginning, gets too confusing to botherBasically, this is overrated. Looks good and seems promising, but the navigation, easy enough in the beginning, gets too confusing to bother with after some point. The enjoyment stops and the chore begins. Your mileage may vary. Expand

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