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App description: With a rapidly growing fan base, The Arcana is a romance mystery game set in a mythical tarot world. You are a prodigy of the magical arts, left to your own devices by your wandering mentor. Make choices that shape your story as you fall headfirst into a whirlwind adventure, filled with a colorful cast of characters who all have one thing in common: their interest in you.

Delve deep into the heart of intrigue, and uncover a murder mystery that still hangs over the city like a shroud.

Be careful what secrets you reveal yours is not the only fate that hangs in the balance. Magic and mystery await. Who will you love and who will you condemn?

The Arcana is a luxurious romance game. The mystery unfurls in 22 segments that correspond to the 22 Major Arcana cards in Tarot. Want to know more? Check out our FAQ page: http://thearcanagame.tumblr.com/faq

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10-18-2016, 08:25 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 203
The game plays like a visual novel. The artwork is great and the story interesting. The only complaint is the UI lags a bit and the config UI is tiny on my 5s. Also a bug if you tap more than one card on the first reading the story gets confused and repeats itself for a few minutes.

Just needs a little more polish but very cool story.

Edit: looks like this is just a demo. As the description says. The demo should point to the website perhaps when you are done.

Last edited by triptych; 10-18-2016 at 08:32 PM.

10-19-2016, 04:58 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 484
Not working for me :(

As soon as I see the very first graphic screen..it seems to be loading..then it closes out to the desktop any ideas on a fix for this? I am running an IPAD 4.

Thanks,

Sid
10-19-2016, 02:56 PM
#4
Hm, these are the guys that did that social-egg game. A visual novel is an interesting follow-up
10-19-2016, 10:20 PM
#5
So it's not a card game, or replayable?
10-22-2016, 02:58 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by vectorarchitekt View Post
So it's not a card game, or replayable?
I'd say this is just a taster, and if they can maintain the quality, we can expect something pretty awesome. I'm in!
10-22-2016, 01:16 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 19
There seems to be a kickstarter currently running to fund the rest of this, but you don't actually get the game for backing...

"Various restrictions in various app stores limit our ability to offer the game to Kickstarter backers. The prologue is available for free, and each characters story route will be unlockable for a modest $1.99 (subject to change)."

The prologue was enjoyable so I hope they make more, even though I can't justify donating with those rewards myself.
11-08-2016, 04:39 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by swai View Post
There seems to be a kickstarter currently running to fund the rest of this, but you don't actually get the game for backing...
Apparently they changed it so that you get the game when you back, but kickstarter won't allow changes to reward descriptions.
11-08-2016, 05:54 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonora View Post
Apparently they changed it so that you get the game when you back, but kickstarter won't allow changes to reward descriptions.
Apparently so. Thanks for the update, I wouldn't have checked that myself! Backers now get the desktop version of the game (which has all initial content unlocked).

Still doesn't change my mind since I'd want to play it on the tablet if it comes out, but at least its a little less horrible deal now x)