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App description: Relive the days of classic gaming with Shady Brook, a dark and mysterious text adventure. Inspired by the television series Twin Peaks, Shady Brook places players in the role of author Jake Torrent in his search of a small town's twisted secrets.


ABOUT:

Shady Brook puts a unique spin on classic interactive fiction, combining classic room-based explorative text game mechanics with a stylish graphical interface. It plays like an interactive novel. You make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike in traditional gamebooks and visual novels, Shady Brook also features more advanced adventure-based game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to interact with, characters to meet, and puzzles to solve.


STORY:

Author Jake Torrent, alongside his blind father Wayne, moves to the small, peaceful country town of Shady Brook. At first, everything seems idyllic. His neighbor, Tim, is always willing to lend a hand, and the Ekan family invites him to dinner.

But soon, Jake learns that his home's previous occupant committed suicide, and mysterious things begin to occur. When another resident also commits suicide, Jake starts to suspect foul play. Could this town take part in a conspiracy to cover up a murder?

As Jake investigates, he gets more than he bargained for: a town secret so terrifying that there is no turning back...


FEATURES:

- EXPLORE a small country town
- INTERACT with nearly two dozen characters
- CHOOSE your path--your actions alter the course of the story
- PICK UP, COMBINE, and USE a multitude of inventory items
- SOLVE a variety of challenging and unique puzzles
- DISCOVER the town's terrifying secrets in a truly dark and mature storyline
- ENJOY over 250 pieces of original artwork and an hour-long soundtrack
- UNLOCK 33 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
- EXPERIENCE 8+ hours of content--the equivalent length of a novel!


CRITICAL PRAISE:

Shady Brook is based on the 2005 adventure game of the same name. The game's storyline was critically-acclaimed. AdventureGamers.com praised its "dark, quirky characters" and "twisty story." Shady Brook was the recipient of Adventure Archive's prestigious "Best Independent Game 2005" Award.


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Boardumb's comments:


08-04-2016, 12:26 AM
#2
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 31
Looks interesting.. Anyone tried yet?

08-04-2016, 05:22 AM
#3
I am sure AppUnwrapper is on it, I can't try it for now but I am interrested too.
08-05-2016, 07:39 AM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5
Waiting for imps as well... :/
08-05-2016, 08:30 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swiss Guy View Post
I am sure AppUnwrapper is on it, I can't try it for now but I am interrested too.
Haha I started it. I only got 3% into the story so far, so it must be a pretty decent length. Enjoying the writing, so I'll likely stick with it. Just got momentarily stuck so I need to figure out what I missed.


Last edited by AppUnwrapper; 08-06-2016 at 08:35 AM.
08-06-2016, 07:52 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 148
Love love love Twin Peaks, so I'm dying to give this a go.
08-06-2016, 08:08 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 46
I just finished it; I picked it up on a whim after seeing it in this week's Out Now post.

It's pretty bad. But the kind of bad that makes me interested in playing anything this dev puts out just because of how ridiculous it was. Lots of completely nonsensical things, bizarre character models, and incredibly obvious twists. So maybe it's worth checking out for you? I will warn that it glosses over an instance of rape in a really weird way at one point, though.

I also hit a couple bugs- most significantly a sudden jarring jump back to a very early scene that has you picking the difficulty/options (that thankfully went back to normal right after; my listed objective was the old one until I did something, but at least I didn't lose all that progress) and once opening the app after I stopped playing skipped the rest of the scene I was in. But nothing major, really.
08-06-2016, 06:43 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Brazil
Posts: 876
Quote:
Originally Posted by xBTAx View Post
I just finished it; I picked it up on a whim after seeing it in this week's Out Now post.

It's pretty bad. But the kind of bad that makes me interested in playing anything this dev puts out just because of how ridiculous it was. Lots of completely nonsensical things, bizarre character models, and incredibly obvious twists. So maybe it's worth checking out for you? I will warn that it glosses over an instance of rape in a really weird way at one point, though.

I also hit a couple bugs- most significantly a sudden jarring jump back to a very early scene that has you picking the difficulty/options (that thankfully went back to normal right after; my listed objective was the old one until I did something, but at least I didn't lose all that progress) and once opening the app after I stopped playing skipped the rest of the scene I was in. But nothing major, really.
That letf me with mixed feelings.
08-08-2016, 06:48 AM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dankrio View Post
That letf me with mixed feelings.
My thoughts exactly... I was really put off by the character models (dear God, what is that?!?) but was willing to ignore it for a good experience and to enjoy a cool story. Now I don't know what to think anymore.
08-08-2016, 07:07 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by xBTAx View Post
I just finished it; I picked it up on a whim after seeing it in this week's Out Now post.

It's pretty bad. But the kind of bad that makes me interested in playing anything this dev puts out just because of how ridiculous it was. Lots of completely nonsensical things, bizarre character models, and incredibly obvious twists. So maybe it's worth checking out for you? I will warn that it glosses over an instance of rape in a really weird way at one point, though.

I also hit a couple bugs- most significantly a sudden jarring jump back to a very early scene that has you picking the difficulty/options (that thankfully went back to normal right after; my listed objective was the old one until I did something, but at least I didn't lose all that progress) and once opening the app after I stopped playing skipped the rest of the scene I was in. But nothing major, really.
You did finish it, though? That should say something, shouldn't it? I believe "This War of Mine" was the last ios title I actually finished.