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App description: Designed exclusively for 64-bit devices requiring at least iPhone 5s, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro or iPod Touch 6th Generation.

An indie gaming masterclass in how to do things differently - a deeply enthralling adventure game that does things differently. You really, really need to play this one.
9/10 Pocket Gamer

It will make your eyes wish they never had to look at anything else, ever, again. AppSpy

Pavilion, the multiple award winning & IMGA nominated game from Visiontrick Media. Dubbed as a fourth-person puzzling adventure, Pavilion throws you directly into its mysterious and atmospheric world without any tutorials or beginning explanations.

Guide the mysterious main character through a surreal dream-like place where reality clash with fantasy.

Interact with the environment - sounds, lights, physical objects - through intuitive touch controls.

A puzzle game portrayed through exploration and audio-visual imagery fully realized in beautiful hand-crafted 2D artwork and an otherworldly soundscape.

Dreamy ambient tunes from space-music pioneer Tony Gerber brings a great contemplative mood to the experience of Pavilion.

A game in two chapters; Chapter 1 out now. Chapter 2 out in 2017.

** GRAND PRIX - Busan Indie Connect 2015 **
** BEST ART - BIG Fest 2016 **
** Best Design - AZPlay 2015 **
** Official Selection - IndieCade 2015 **
** Finalist - Nordic Game Indie Night 2015 **
** Nominee - International Mobile Gaming Awards 2017 **
** Best Game Nominee - BIG Fest **
** Indie Prize Nominee - Tokyo Game Show 2015 **
** Best Playability Nominee - AZPlay 2015 **
** Best Sound Nominee - AZPlay 2015 **
03-17-2017, 01:44 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 986
Looks very interesting but not sure what Chapter 1 means...? Is this Chapter 1 of the game that might be released with other chapters as IAP?

Graphics look sharp! Gameplay seems interesting... the great unknown sounds most intriguing!

03-17-2017, 01:46 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by imdakine1 View Post
Looks very interesting but not sure what Chapter 1 means...? Is this Chapter 1 of the game that might be released with other chapters as IAP?

Graphics look sharp! Gameplay seems interesting... the great unknown sounds most intriguing!
This is half the game. The other half will be released as DLC. Whether it's paid or not (on all platforms) has yet to be shared.

Also, that isn't the forum bug; this isn't universal.

Everyone's favorite chamber of death, doom and decomposition.
03-17-2017, 02:05 AM
#4
Stunning game, but yeah if you have an iPad, you need to decide if you want to play it with 2X zoom or play on your iPhone. I took some video on each, but I record in like 720x30FPS, so there's a limit to how much you can tell from it.

iPhone:



iPad:

03-17-2017, 02:05 AM
#5
Why does the description say ipad compatible? I bought it to play on my Ipad. I haven't tried it out yet. I hope there isn't any wierd incompatibility issues
03-17-2017, 02:14 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by yankeeblue000 View Post
Why does the description say ipad compatible? I bought it to play on my Ipad. I haven't tried it out yet. I hope there isn't any wierd incompatibility issues
You can play it on there but it's not optimized.
03-17-2017, 02:24 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 493
what a strange decision .. this is the kind of game that you would expect to be made for a big screen and that if it was not universal , it would be iPad only and not iPhone only ( playing it in 2x zoom is in most cases not a viable option) . So I am really in doubt now. I was excited when I saw the trailer , but my eyes aren't what they used to be and the last thing I want is a beautiful game and miss half of all the details because it is to damn small

Transcending outer space to find another race
03-17-2017, 02:28 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 150
Pardon my ignorance, but what the hey is a "fourth-person puzzle"?

I looked at the gameplay video above and it basically looks like a combo between Samorost/Machinarium and Monument Valley.
03-17-2017, 02:30 AM
#9
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,864
I really don't mind that it's iPhone only since I literally have not touched my iPad in 2 years (nor will I ever bother with iPads again, tbh), but the only reason I'm not picking this up is that I'm afraid that iPad assets (if it's ever made universal) will cause the game to increase considerably in size. It's already 1 gig and that accounts for about 2 hours of play...what happens if it goes universal and the second half of the game is added?

Everyone's favorite chamber of death, doom and decomposition.
03-17-2017, 02:40 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by fabell View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but what the hey is a "fourth-person puzzle"?

I looked at the gameplay video above and it basically looks like a combo between Samorost/Machinarium and Monument Valley.
What's happening is that you have no direct control over the character. So it's not a P&C in the usual sense, where you tap and he goes to that spot. Instead, you manipulate the environment to try to get him to go where you want. It can be pretty tricky, with timed elements. So I'm still working my way through it.