Company:  Simogo

Apple kicks off Indie Game Showcase with Device 6

Mar 24, 2014

Findingquality games on the App Store is notoriously hard. Historically, Apple doesn’t consider games to be a primary pillar of their service, despite the millions of people playing (and spending money on) games on iOS devices every day.

The Indie Game Showcase will hardly fix that, but it is a step in the right direction. The new section on the App Store highlights critically acclaimed, independent games and the developers who make them.

“Often made up of just a few dedicated members, independent studios prove that what really matters is the size of your dream," the showcase reads. "In each Indie Game Showcase, we celebrate a popular game and its creative team, highlighting the developer's titles along with their favorite games from other studios.”

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Device 6 Walkthrough

Jan 8, 2014

Device 6 is a puzzle game/interactive novel created by Simogo.  In this game, you play as Anna, a woman who's been stranded on a mysterious island teeming with cryptic messages and curious puzzles. If she wants answers, she needs to solve everything that's put in front of her. Gamezebo’s walkthrough will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

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Device 6 Review

Oct 22, 2013

It’s rare to be able to point to a mobile game and say, “This title fits this platform as snugly as a wax cylinder fits a phonograph,” but that’s where we are with Simogo’s Device 6. This interactive novel works beautifully with the touchscreen rather than in spite of it. More importantly, it delivers a remarkably unique and engaging experience that carries on Year Walk’s spirit, but is considerably more polished than its predecessor.

Device 6 gradually tells the story of Anna, a girl who wakes up alone in an opulent, seemingly abandoned setting. There are two things on her mind: escape, and figuring out where the heck she is. All she’s carrying is a massive headache and a vague memory of a creepy doll.

Device 6 is told across six chapters, which double as interactive escape situations. Reading through these chapters isn’t as straightforward as beginning at “Once Upon a Time” and concluding at “The End,” however. The narrative twists and turns – figuratively and literally. When Anna turns right down a corridor, the on-screen text may take a sharp right, forcing you to turn your device accordingly. If she descends down a staircase, the text does as well. It’s easy to get lost in Device 6’s words during these moments (again, literally), which can be frustrating – until you begin to notice that there are arrows beside the text that quietly herd you in the correct direction.

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Device 6 Preview

Aug 1, 2013

Developer Simogo has officially unveiled their next mobile project this week, and it’s being made by the same key people who had a hand in crafting this year’s haunting and atmospheric masterpiece Year Walk. The new game is called Device 6, and is described as “a surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.” And if those early screenshots and descriptions are anything to go by, I fully believe this one could very well reinvent the way we experience visual novels or text-based adventures completely.

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Simogo takes us through the early days of Year Walk

Mar 18, 2013

Simogo’s haunting and snowy adventure game Year Walk has only been out on the App Store for a couple of weeks, but we’re still reliving every breathtaking step of the mysterious journey as if it were just yesterday. Well now the Swedish developer has begun to fill up the Simogo blog with all sorts of cool stuff from the early days of Year Walk, which show us how the game came to be, and what it looked like from as far back as some of the initial planning stages.

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Year Walk Walkthrough

Feb 25, 2013

Year Walk is a first person adventure game from Simogo where you must traverse through dimensions and solve puzzles along the way. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

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Year Walk Review

Feb 21, 2013

The crunch. Days after finishing Year Walk, it’s the persistent, echoing crunch of snow that has stuck with me. It doesn’t help that I live in perpetually blustery Ottawa, Ontario, where a boot print full of powder is never more than a couple steps outside your door during February. Now, however, I half expect the world to drop away between one stride and the next, the pedestrian-packed streets replaced with a harrowing wood filled with mystical creatures. A minute detail that has - much like the game it came from - wormed its way inside my brain and left a small, indelible mark. Like a footprint in the snow.

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Year Walk Preview

Sep 4, 2012

For over a week, something very mysterious has been going on at Simogo HQ. The Swedish duo behind Beat Sneak Bandit and Bumpy Road has been teasing out facts about their fourth game in the form of a picture, .gif, and even morse code-based scavenger hunt. Astute fans on the Touch Arcade forums got as far as decoding the game’s tentative name - Lake Wary - to identify a domain owned by Simogo: yearwalk.com. Today, that domain went live, and it seems the mystery? It’s only beginning. 

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140 Characters or less: 6 game-related Twitter feeds you should be following

Jun 29, 2012

Now I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no. We just met, and I’d like to stay friends for a little while. But seriously folks, I am in fact making a post about Twitter. Because far from being the hub for finding out what sandwich your favorite celebrity just ate, the micro-blogging platform has exploded into a place to keep in touch with relevant news from a personal angle.

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Beat Sneak Bandit Review

Feb 24, 2012

When it comes to fun ways to spend an evening, breaking and entering probably doesn't sit too high on your list. After playing Beat Sneak Bandit, though, you may want reconsider this. The game proves that burglary — combined with a little rhythm and a lot of style — is easily one of the most entertaining activities you could possibly be involved with.

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