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App description: Pocket Gamer: Game of the Week "You'll rue the day you missed this one."

Kotaku "There's something comforting about the cold and dreary future of Wadjet Eye Games' Gemini Rue, the pixelated PC masterpiece now available on iOS."

Joystiq "Being able to play such a well-crafted interactive story on the go was an attractive option for me from the beginning, and Gemini Rue proves to be a great example of how the adventure genre can be adapted to a mobile platform. "

MacLife "If you like unspooling a good sci-fi detective story, Gemini Rue is well worth the investment. 4/5"

Edge Online "Gemini Rue is an accomplished homage that rivals the very titles that influenced it. 8/10"

Washington Times "Its an old school masterpiece, requiring hours of game play that stimulates the brain rather than trigger finger."

App Spy "This is an excellent port of an excellent adventure. 4/5"



A sci-fi noir adventure in the tradition of "Blade Runner" and "Beneath a Steel Sky."

Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.

As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.



Nominated for the 2010 IGF Student Showcase (as Boryokudan Rue) (Windows version)

AGS Awards 2011: Won Best Gameplay, Best Original Story, Best Player Character, Best Background Art, Best Character Art and Best Sound Effects (Windows version)

Aggies 2011: Won Best Story, Best Setting (Reader's Choice), Best Independent Adventure (Windows version)

Sanuku's comments:

04-10-2013, 05:40 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,673
Can't find through search on NZ store, tried link too and it says currently unavailable. Guess I just need to be patient.

Last edited by september; 04-10-2013 at 06:14 AM.

04-10-2013, 06:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: France
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The game runs at a very low resolution on PC, really curious to see how it will look on the ipad's retina display. Other than that the game has a really good atmosphere, decent voice acting and some logical puzzles. A no brainer at that price for any adventure fans.

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04-10-2013, 06:33 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
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If scaled properly/lovingly without any filtering it should be fine, well it should look as pixely as it does on any other screen anyway. Screenshots on App Store look like it should be okay.

Links working now, I'll download shortly and have a play on the way to work tomorrow.

Last edited by september; 04-10-2013 at 06:36 AM.
04-10-2013, 08:05 AM
Anyone play this yet? I tried the PC demo and it was awesome but I'm curious about iphone performance and controls.
04-10-2013, 08:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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Cant wait for this! 4 more hours and i can start the spree for this week!

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04-10-2013, 08:10 AM
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Location: Italy
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I hope it looks decent on retina iPad.
04-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Those screenshots aren't too flattering so I'm managing my expectations a bit. Waiting for some breaking NZ impressions to convince me otherwise.

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04-10-2013, 08:26 AM
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Oh boy, was (and still am) really looking forward to this, but there's potential to look absolutely abysmal on an iPad retina screen.

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04-10-2013, 08:28 AM
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Location: Italy
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Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
Those screenshots aren't too flattering so I'm managing my expectations a bit. Waiting for some breaking NZ impressions to convince me otherwise.
I thought the same (checked the full size shots from NZ store on iPad).
Maybe it will be better to play it on iPhone?
We will see....
It's not the pixel style (which I love)...it's more the actual resolution.