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App description: *** #2nd Best Indie Game of 2014 on AppApes ***
*** Pocket Gamer BRONZE AWARD ***

Embark on a dangerous and exhilarating quest into the far reaches of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Create your own myth!

"Necklace of Skulls offers everything one could ask for in a gamebook." - App Apes (9.5/10)

An enjoyable adventure with an interesting theme and sharp writing.
- Touch Arcade (4/5 star)

"It's definitely an enjoyable and intriguing read." - Pocket Gamer (Bronze Award)

"It offers up choices at a steady pace so you always feel like a part of the branching storyline." - 148Apps (4/5 star)

"The game is interesting and a delightful combination of action game with book reading." - Mac Sources

"The primary strength of this game is the rich fantasy world it creates." - Storycade

"A fine entry thats sure to grip fans of the genre." - 148Apps (4/5 star)

"Gorgeous animated illustrations." - Hardcore Gamer

"This is much more than just a gamebook ported over to mobile devices." - Fabled Lands

"The beautiful art work looks like a mix of Barcelonas Gaudi style in architecture and Gaugains portraits of indigenous people." - PocketMeta


In this interactive novel known as a "gamebook", you will plunge into the strange, dreamlike wonders of Mayan myth. You will confront ghosts and gods, bargain for your life against wily demons and find allies and enemies among both the living and the dead. Even if you're brave enough to survive the dangers of the spirit-haunted western desert, you must still confront the wizard, "Necklace of Skulls", in a fight to the death for your very own soul.

This epic digital recreation of Dave Morriss seminal adventure gamebook contains exciting new features, gameplay, artwork and music.

FEATURES

* Play as a warrior, huntress, wayfarer or sorceress.
* Multiple save slots: Play with different characters in up to three stories at once.
* Innovative combat system never before seen in a digital gamebook.
* Animated illustrations depicting scenes from the story.
* Rich, branching narrative that offers huge replay value.
* No dice: All the action is based on your skills and decisions.
* Full soundtrack and sound effects deliver a vibrant atmosphere.


A NEW FORM OF INTERACTIVE FICTION

A perilous expedition meets with disaster. The sole survivor returns with dreadful news: your twin brother is dead. You swear vengeance upon his killer, the terrifying demon-wizard known only as Necklace of Skulls - a quest that will take you to the edge of the known world and beyond.

Drawing heavily upon authentic Mayan history coupled with an engaging fantasy adventure narrative, this gamebook changes the definition of interactive fiction forever.

Originally part of renowned author and game designer Dave Morriss celebrated Virtual Reality series of adventure gamebooks, Necklace of Skulls dispenses with dice rolling and luck, and instead puts your survival skills to the test in a lush and vibrant life-changing experience.

Necklace of Skulls has been recreated for touchscreen devices with all-new features including beautiful animated artwork from international award-winning graphic designer and illustrator Xavier Mula, save game options, an exclusive soundtrack and multiple characters to choose from.

Take a journey that youll never forget in Necklace of Skulls.


** WARNING **
Undesired performance may occur on iPad1 (or early iPhone/iPod generations) due to memory issues.
iPhone 4 may have minor resolution issues.


ABOUT US
www.cubusgames.com
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https://www.facebook.com/cubusgames
https://plus.google.com/+Cubusgames


SUPPORT
Having any problems? Any suggestions? We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at support@cubusgames.com
10-15-2014, 08:21 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
I'm hoping this is as good as Heavy Metal Thunder.

10-15-2014, 08:35 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeratulo View Post
I'm hoping this is as good as Heavy Metal Thunder.
Same. The lack of screenshots might put people off but this should be great if it's anything like HMT.
10-15-2014, 12:59 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,965
It's Dave Morris.

That's good enough for me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
10-15-2014, 10:44 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 127
So I wonder what happened with this? Did it at least come out in NZ?
10-15-2014, 10:51 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeratulo View Post
So I wonder what happened with this? Did it at least come out in NZ?
It did. I seem to remember Heavy Metal Thunder had a month or so of soft launching in NZ so I guess this is to be expected. Not the best decision in my opinion but there's not much we can do unfortunately.
10-16-2014, 01:05 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
It did. I seem to remember Heavy Metal Thunder had a month or so of soft launching in NZ so I guess this is to be expected. Not the best decision in my opinion but there's not much we can do unfortunately.
On their site they said that they gonna launch this before halloween
maybe 23rd October sigh.....

been refreshing the appstore every hour just for this

have anybody play this on NZ?

is it as good as Heavy metal thunder?
10-16-2014, 02:58 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 18
Hi folks,
it's been a mistake. The official version of Necklace of Skulls is being released worldwide next week. Obviously, the screenshot above is just provisional: the real screenshots will be showing the new features that this gamebook app will offer, such as multiple game slots, innovative combat system, different characters to choose (every one with its own skills and special abilities according to their own background)...

Thanks for your patience!
10-16-2014, 03:43 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cubus View Post
Hi folks,
it's been a mistake. The official version of Necklace of Skulls is being released worldwide next week. Obviously, the screenshot above is just provisional: the real screenshots will be showing the new features that this gamebook app will offer, such as multiple game slots, innovative combat system, different characters to choose (every one with its own skills and special abilities according to their own background)...

Thanks for your patience!
yep.... hope it will worth the wait
the review of the physical gamebook itself on the net is good
just got 10$ gift card ready just for this gamebook and Cavern of the snow witch next week

Bring it on........
10-21-2014, 09:58 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 612
Is this gonna be released today?
Been waiting for this since last week