App description: In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

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 youve 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 formats 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 its these external trappings that cause the games 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

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Year Walk Companion: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/year-walk-companion/id597879895


02-20-2013, 12:51 PM
#41
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Originally Posted by Candykiller View Post
2-4 hours say the devs, although they think it will take some players longer.
Thank you. I guess that's not too bad. But the more beautiful the game the more you dont want it to end. I fear this will be one of those.
02-20-2013, 12:56 PM
#42
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Originally Posted by morgantj View Post
Thank you. I guess that's not too bad. But the more beautiful the game the more you dont want it to end. I fear this will be one of those.
They do follow on by saying this...

"We believe that very few will find every little secret. Those of you who will are in for a big treat."

so there could also be replay value in finding all the secrets.

02-20-2013, 01:02 PM
#43
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,193
Oh man oh man... This game is so polished with its presentation, art style, and sound effects.

What i love most so far is the exploration, and discovering paths as you play along. Add a very eerie atmosphere when exploring, and the unique cartoony art style feels darker.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
02-20-2013, 01:34 PM
#44
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Originally Posted by Candykiller View Post
2-4 hours say the devs, although they think it will take some players longer.
Hopefully this game will take off and be a huge success, which benefits us also, meaning more updates !
02-20-2013, 01:50 PM
#45
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 328
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Originally Posted by Johnny101 View Post
Hopefully this game will take off and be a huge success, which benefits us also, meaning more updates !
They mentioned earlier that there are no planned updates. I am hoping for a huge success to get another game out of these guys. BSB was my favorite game last year.

BTW, for those following the "Decoders Club" thread, http://www.vedtorp.se/ has been updated today. If you click around you will see real life photos of places within the game such as the windmill and the red barn. I'll do some more digging on the site when I can.

Last edited by Wicked8146; 02-20-2013 at 02:05 PM.
02-20-2013, 02:29 PM
#46
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Originally Posted by Wicked8146 View Post
They mentioned earlier that there are no planned updates. I am hoping for a huge success to get another game out of these guys. BSB was my favorite game last year.

BTW, for those following the "Decoders Club" thread, http://www.vedtorp.se/ has been updated today. If you click around you will see real life photos of places within the game such as the windmill and the red barn. I'll do some more digging on the site when I can.
Thanks for the info, if this game is as good as I think it will be. I will be happy to pay for a sequel.
02-20-2013, 02:42 PM
#47
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Originally Posted by Candykiller View Post
This is from Simogo on Twitter...

Yes - It's perfectly fine to play Year Walk and Companion on the same device, you won't need to constantly switch between them! And Yes - It's perfectly fine to only play the game. We have designed them so they can be enjoyed separately. With that said, we definitely recommend experiencing both the game and the companion. You will be glad you did!
Still pretty cryptic.

So, is there unique info in the companion app that can't be found anywhere or if you fully explore the main game will you find out everything? I really don't want to do a juggling act.
02-20-2013, 02:46 PM
#48
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 328
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Still pretty cryptic.

So, is there unique info in the companion app that can't be found anywhere or if you fully explore the main game will you find out everything?
There are codes found in the game that you can enter in the companion app to unlock content. Not sure what that content may be.

Playing: Bears vs Art, Devious Dungeon 2, Rad Boarding, Battle for Blood, Galactic Nemesis
02-20-2013, 03:27 PM
#49
Finally up in the Aus store. Downloading now...
02-20-2013, 03:35 PM
#50
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
May be my only buy tonight. Was interested in Gods:Rebellion, but not suprisingly doesn't support 3GS.

Loving the moody look of this one though.

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