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  • Publisher: 3D Methods
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 47.7 MB
  • Version: 2.1
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Beyond the Cryptic Keep lies a shattered kingdom of another world. The fragments that bind this kingdom have been scattered throughout time. The three shards of strength, spirit, and honor, must be retrieved to restore the kingdom. It is up to the lone adventurer to step through the portals of time and retrieve the shards that once gave power to a now ruined world. Explore each of the three kingdoms and discover the secrets of the past from distant worlds.

The lost king, Telvonus, ruler of the ancient keep, now resides somewhere within the kingdom. Find him and discover the Keeps significance to the now altered world.

Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy. Use your wits to solve puzzles as you explore the three kingdoms. Find items along the way that bring you one step closer to collecting the lost shards. The Cryptic Kingdoms await you.

Features:
* Point and click style gameplay
* Fun and engaging puzzles
* In depth story driven adventure
* In game map shows your location
* In game hint system
* Over 40 items to discover and use
* Beautifully detailed environments
* Auto save position
* Explore the three kingdoms!

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlS2Is3o8gk

3D Methods's comments:

Hi all, 3D Methods has recently released their third adventure title, Cryptic Kingdoms! Cryptic Kingdoms is a point and click style game where the player explores the world picking up items and solving puzzles while progressing through the story. This style of gameplay is similar to games like Myst where the player travels scene by scene throughout the game. Please check it out! Thanks!


Beyond the Cryptic Keep lies a shattered kingdom of another world. The fragments that bind this kingdom have been scattered throughout time. The three shards of strength, spirit, and honor, must be retrieved to restore the kingdom. It is up to the lone adventurer to step through the portals of time and retrieve the shards that once gave power to a now ruined world. Explore each of the three kingdoms and discover the secrets of the past from distant worlds.

The lost king, Telvonus, ruler of the ancient keep, now resides somewhere within the kingdom. Find him and discover the Keep’s significance to the now altered world.

Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy. Use your wits to solve puzzles as you explore the three kingdoms. Find items along the way that bring you one step closer to collecting the lost shards. The Cryptic Kingdoms await you.

Features:
* Point and click style gameplay
* Fun and engaging puzzles
* In depth story driven adventure
* In game map shows your location
* In game hint system
* HD graphics with retina support
* Over 40 items to discover and use
* Beautifully detailed environments
* Auto save position
* Explore the three kingdoms!

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cryptic-kingdoms/id560258716?ls=1&mt=8

iPhone retina version: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cryptic-kingdoms-hd/id560261462?ls=1&mt=8


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09-17-2012, 01:11 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Wits End
Posts: 1,498
Downloaded as soon as I got home for work. One thing though, I have picked up the chain and hook and it hasn't appeared in my inventory, should it??

09-17-2012, 06:07 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pepper2427 View Post
Downloaded as soon as I got home for work. One thing though, I have picked up the chain and hook and it hasn't appeared in my inventory, should it??
Yes, the hook should be in your inventory. If it is not appearing try resetting the game in options. I will look into this immediately.

edit: this bug has been resolved through an update.

Last edited by 3D Methods; 09-19-2012 at 11:45 AM.
09-19-2012, 12:00 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 58
Here is a preview of some of the items you might find in Cryptic Kingdoms.


Here are 7 free promo codes for Cryptic Kingdoms! Please post which code you have used.

WFRHA9PXF6EW
6WT6HFH63NA4
JAFJ47YN7YHY
PNL6XAHLJXHE
KKHXRY3WPAN4
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LFMJP6RMY6M7
09-19-2012, 12:25 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3D Methods View Post
Here are 7 free promo codes for Cryptic Kingdoms! Please post which code you have used.
Grabbed KKH, thanks! Will post a review here later this week.

It is in the nature of poets to misuse their sources.
--John M. Ford
09-19-2012, 06:58 PM
#6
Grabbed this for my wife (PNL6XAHLJXHE). Thank you!
09-28-2012, 11:04 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 33
Okay, I said I'd write a quick review of this, so here goes. (DISCLAIMER: I snagged a promo code for this game.)

It's a first-person adventure game, Myst-style as opposed to LucasArts-style. The plot, such as it is, involves wandering through several worlds, solving puzzles and finding crystals to restore harmony or balance or something like that... I confess I wasn't paying close attention. Solve puzzles, find things, open a new area, get more puzzles. Not a bad plot, just not great.

Technically the game's very pretty (on an iPhone 4S). The music's pleasant but subdued, the sound effects are, well, effective. Major complaint: loading times. Moving between screens can take up to three seconds in some cases. This is unacceptable.

The gameplay's typical: tap a passageway or entrance to move to another screen. Tap on things to manipulate them, or to pick them up if they're takeable. Those go into an inventory bar at the bottom of the screen, where you can tap them and then tap something else to use them on it. There's a map, which is great.

I nearly gave up on the first bits because I couldn't tell that certain things were takeable or tappable. The in-game hint system tells you more or less exactly what you need to do next, so when it said "Pick up the X in location Y," I went to location Y and tapped around madly until I found it.

There's never that "aha" moment of figuring out just how something works; puzzles seem to be either obvious or obscure.

Currently stuck in the Temple, making dots on paper and lighting up dragon's eyes, to no effect. The hints are no help. Not sure if I'm missing something or if I've hit a bug. Either way, the loading delays plus the pixel-hunting for objects leave me not compelled to play further.

Rating: 1/4, Not For Me.

It is in the nature of poets to misuse their sources.
--John M. Ford