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  • Publisher: Machineboy
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 205.1 MB
  • Version: 1.3
  • Price: $3.99
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App description: Toucharcade's Game Of The Week!
"The Best Mobile Adventure Game Youll Play This Year" - 5/5 IdigitalTimes.com

It's 1920's Norway, and you play as Ruth, a young woman who lives alone on a remote farm at the end of a faraway fjord. You take care of your cows and make delicious dairy products that your friend sells in the closest town. But life is hard and work is tough, and Ruth ponders: Is this really the life I want? It's not easier when mysterious things start happening to you and your cows.

And then a huge, mysterious ship descends from the skies, turning Ruth's life upside-down.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a delightful, classic point-and-tap adventure game that combines an exciting story with puzzles and exploration.

It's also written completely in rhyme!

If you like unique games like Loom, Broken Age and Monkey Island you should give this a try!

* A lovingly crafted universe with hand-painted backgrounds combined with old school pixel art
* An exciting, intriguing story filled with wonder
* All dialogue and game text written in rhyme!
* Puzzles and exploration, perfect for beginners and veterans alike
* Easy, touch-friendly controls and no fail-state gameplay
* Autosave and custom save games
* Lovely, original soundtracks
* Made in Norway by one dedicated guy
* 2-4 hours of playtime
* Works on both iPhone and iPad
* English, French and Norwegian languages
* Four earth-based cows

Boardumb's comments:

01-05-2017, 01:13 AM
Holy Cow this looks amazing! I've busted my iTunes with all those Christmas savings. Time to pick up some more credit for this beauty.

01-05-2017, 03:25 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 572
01-05-2017, 06:25 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 196
Yes! I have been waiting for this one
01-05-2017, 11:53 AM
Good stuff so far.

01-05-2017, 11:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 539
You're probably wondering if you should,
I say yes, this game is good.

We had the same question, you and I.
Hit that buy button, don't be shy!

Rhymes aside, quick impressions: This game is one of those rare gems that pops up out of nowhere. Backgrounds have a delicious hand-drawn style, while characters are in pixel style. It works better visually than you'd guess. The dialog has its own sing-song style, and both it and the story are well written and humorous.. Everything feels pretty fluid here, there's none of the clunkiness that can sometimes happen with navigation in adventure games. It actually reminds me a bit of Double Fine's Broken Age. If you like point and click games you'll find this one a treat.

Last edited by coderkid; 01-05-2017 at 11:54 PM.
01-06-2017, 01:41 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 9,193
This is definitely being overshadowed this week and it's such a shame 'coz this is just incredible on so many levels. There's so much going on with the art style and the completely original rhyming text, everything feels authentically Norwegian, the music could have easily been a part of any folk metal album and best of all? Ruth runs! That's priceless in a point and click.

I can easily see this being this year's "Tormentum" on my end of year list. Y'know...that one point and click game that really left an everlasting impression. This is some special stuff right here.

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01-06-2017, 02:17 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,882
This game is great sad to see not much talking about this. It's really atmospheric and the rhymes are awesome even though some feel a little forced. It's about 3-4 hours long not a long game but a great and satisfying experience.

im a rpg loving kind of guy
01-06-2017, 03:41 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 279
IMO the art style is indeed original; this game looks gorgeous on my Air. Also the game's very responsive and the movement is fast, plus it has double-clicking for even faster running. Some of the rimes are a bit forced but mostly they're wonderful and sometimes funny (as when you don't know what to do next), but also they could add depth to the story (I guess these rimes have something to do with the game's denouement? Idk, would be nice to be the result of something that happened to the heroine in the past and forced her to think and speak in rimes, as childish as this may sound ) The puzzles aren't too hard to solve in the beginning but judging by the game's description, they'll have higher difficulty later. The art style is very different compared to Tormentum, of course (which is my last year favorite point-and-click), but if "Milkmaid" will be darker and darker as the story goes by, this would be more than welcomed by me.

Edit: I can't help myself but saying: I'm definitely impressed! Later settings remind me about Carl Sagan's novel Contact (that surrealistic beach), Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five and, of course and since the very beginning, Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey -- and being elements here that remind me about some of my favorite books I've read so far -- all these make me loving the game even more!

Last edited by Derprozess; 01-06-2017 at 06:30 AM.
01-06-2017, 04:32 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,583
I can only echo the above comments, this is ace (and I didn't like Tormentum!).
If you've any interest in the genre I'd pick this up without hesitation.