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App description: Enter the world of Riddenhurst. Its an epic point and tap adventure like no other with hours of adventurous fun for all ages to enjoy.

Unravel the mystery and embark on a quest to save your Uncle Averys beloved homeland Riddenhurst.
Tyranny and corruption plague the land. Fear and distrust is rampant amid fierce clan disputes. As the last remaining heir to its claim. The fate of Riddenhurst is in your hands.

If you enjoyed games like Drawn and Myst you are sure to love this adventure. Its stunning artwork and depth of experience is something to behold. This epic adventure for you awaits.
Can you help your Uncle Avery and restore the land of Riddenhurst to its former glory?

Mystery and puzzles are intertwined with spooky, mystical and stylized art in a world that has MUCH to explore.

+ 100s of wide angle panorama views
+ Tons of hidden clues
+ Dozens of unique buildings and locations to investigate
+ Engaging interactive game play
+ In-game hints and a map
+ Stunning original art and graphics
+ One of the finest indie adventure games on the appstore
+ Lots of serial updates planned soon - revealing the entire quest

Adventure gems like this on the appstore are rare!
Just enough challenge for me and my kids.
Riddenhurst is beautiful, fun and challenging. Its brilliant.

Check out www.riddenhurst.com for more information and sneak peeks at whats to come.
Thanks for your interest in Riddenhurst!

Sanuku's comments:


Don`t worry i don`t spoil much. I am most of the Time running around so you can see how a few Elements of the Game works. So no Spoilerwarning needed this Time.
11-15-2011, 03:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 974
Looks nice, waiting for impressions

Add me to your Game Center .... Lacedolphin

11-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 3,240
Idem, waiting for some impressions.
11-15-2011, 04:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 351
Navigating around doesnt work well for me, I dont get a real idea what is where. Haven't found a single item yet and no idea what to do. Others might have less problems with this.

The scrolling has no deceleration, it just stops which is VERY strange as most apps dont work this way.

Graphics look very washed out to me. Like they rendered a night scene, scaled it up, put some artistic filter on it and then increased general brightness (a lot).

Not far in yet, so take these impressions with a grain of salt.
11-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 25
I love games like this! Looking forward to downloading!
11-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 351
OK the graphics style slowly grows on me.

Found more locations by clicking around, got some items. Splitting tiny indoor locations into lots of small chunks instead of a 360 panorama feels like a strange decision.

Anyway, still playing, so it can't be that bad.

btw. Note to developers: If you split a game into episodes, it would be nice to make it clear in the game's name. Or maybe I get this wrong? Story continues in (free) updates?!

Last edited by kukulcan; 11-15-2011 at 05:31 PM.
11-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Hi all...

First of all I want to thank you all for downloading our new game Riddenhurst. I hope you find it fun and entertaining.

@ Kukulcan...
We will look into integrating accelerated panning. We were more focused on developing content rather than fine-polishing UI. I know, I know...no excuses...but when you are a 1.5 man indie shop...well...

The graphics style was an evolution on trying to get a comic book style result and get a high level of realism without going to the time commitment of implementing photo real.

I hope you all stick with the game and hold final thoughts until we get the update out to you. The update will be free and will be a massive story extension. Right now...about 15% of the story is revealed. The next update will take it to about 55-60%. There will be much more to do with tons of mini-puzzles and a few surprises. Part 2 is inside the walls of the castle.

We are planning 4 parts in total for the game. We should have the update ready in a matter of a couple of weeks...hopefully around Thanksgiving time (end of Nov./1st of Dec.).

Thanks again for choosing us over the 1000s of other choices out there on the appstore. We really appreciate it and as of this writing...you've brought Riddenhurst to the Top 200 iPad Games US/UK and top 100 in Canada.

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11-16-2011, 03:51 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 351
Ah, the developers are here...I love it

Note to developer: Bad idea to care about the UI last. It feels unresponsive, though it actually really is not. Took me some time to find out why it feels strange.

Note to developer: If we really get all 4 parts as free update, talk about it in the description how this is a great opportunity to get the game at low price now. Being universal with full story and initial problems ironed out this sure can be sold as a Tier 4 app later.

Graphics, yeah, this "inverse nuit americaine" is not really my taste, but it doesn't look too cold while still being detailed and professional looking.

Still not very comfortable with navigating around but it gets better. When the inventory is open, graphics pan in two directions, I would get rid of that, either cutting off the top or scaling it down while the inventory is open.
11-16-2011, 05:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,957
HD Gameplay Trailer added.
11-17-2011, 12:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 82
Been expecting this and bought!

I agree controlling/moving around is a bit confusing and took me some time getting used to it. I'd like to suggest if there is an option to hide all the cursors/direction pointers. I mean I would rather explore the area myself by trial and error tapping around, than having those cursors, which don't actually show *all* the places you can go. Maybe I am missing something as I played it for only half an hour or so.

I LOVE the graphics though! Yes it has a comic book feel and is very well done too. Love the panorama views as well.

And I do love this type of adventure game too (which there aren't many in the appstore I think). It's like MYST which you explore the areas, finding items and clues, rather than having 7768142776234 items all packed in one scene (sorry never been a fan of HOG ) and never ending dialogues with NPC's (well maybe there are NPC's which I haven't encountered )

But I sure love exploring without needing to care about whom I talked to, whom I need to meet, and keeping a 100-page journal of information!

Great game!!! Congratulations and looking forward to the updates!