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App description: A Romance/Mystery story game set in a mystical tarot world. Romance your favorite characters, or choose one of them to give you a tarot reading from a variety of enticing choices.

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 and what choices you make yours is not the only fate that hangs in the balance. Magic, romance and mystery await. Who will you choose to love and who will you choose to condemn? How will your story unravel?

The Arcana is a luxurious and interactive visual story and otome inspired dating sim. It also offers a variety of mystic Tarot readings from your choice of favorite characters. You can choose your own romance, story, and date your choice of characters. The mystery unfurls in 22 books (or episodes) that correspond to the 22 Major Arcana cards in Tarot.

Inside The Arcana, a player in search of love, romance, magic, mystery and Tarot readings can:

- indulge in a romance with a character of your choice (or romance them all!)
- make choices through an otome-inspired, interactive murder mystery story
- choose your own pronouns and be whoever you want to be
- play a dating sim with a twist
- enjoy your choice of mystic Tarot readings (general life, love, career and happiness): choose your cards and learn what mysteries they reveal
- fall in love...

Download the best kept secret in the app store.

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Love,
The Arcana
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: 502
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: 432
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: 20
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: 20
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)