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  • Publisher: inkle
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 58.2 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: Avast! Take to the high seas in a fully interactive piratical story of broadsides and buccaneers. From author Dave Morris and the studio behind Steve Jackson's Sorcery! and 80 Days.

"Down Among the Dead Men" is a pirate adventure in which you are the hero. Play as a male or disguised female - as a magician, a thief, a pirate, a governor's daughter - and explore the high seas as you try to build up a crew and a ship hardy enough to take down to black-hearted pirate Skarvench and his ghoulish crew.

* "Inkle's gamebook engine is fantastic and they're finding some really high-quality writers to publish" - iMore.com

* "An enjoyable little thing to curl up with" - Touch Arcade (4/5)

* "Wonderfully well written... a rollicking good story of swashbuckling pirates, cannibalistic natives, and rum-drenched souses" - Pocket Gamer (Bronze award)

* "Down Among the Dead is a pirate themed gamebook that's quite delightful" - 148 Apps

Adapted from the original gamebook using the same inklewriter technology as Steve Jackson's Sorcery! and 80 Days, "Down Among the Dead Men" provides a fully adaptive text, that rewrites itself on the fly based on your decisions. Survive or fail, be bold or cowardly, lead or connive - the choices are up to you and every one is remembered.
09-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Come on guys, it's inkle!

09-17-2014, 06:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
I'll be getting this when it hits the uk.
09-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
God dangit, what the hell. This week was supposed to be light. I was completely unaware of this.
09-17-2014, 06:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Croatia
Posts: 933
Now what is this, some secret side project ?
09-17-2014, 06:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
So the "From the studio that brought you..." Tag line has my excitement tempered, but he'll, it's a buck, they've earned at least that much.
09-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Not that I am anywhere close to finishing either the Sorcery! series or 80 Days, but anything inkle gets a very close look from me these days, and at one dollar, I couldn't justify not purchasing it.

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09-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
Any impressions so far?
09-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
For $1, it seems kind of hard to resist this one.

This gamer runs on premium games.
09-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Had me at Inkle. Screens don't show, do you move via map, or dialogue choices?