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App description: The Icarus Box is a steampunk puzzle adventure game filled with intrigue, horror and mystery.

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Kotaku's Mike Fahey - "The Icarus Box has bested me. Even if I do manage to poke on through to the other side, I'll always know it kicked my ass."

AppAdvice's Juli Clover - "The Icarus Box is challenging (to the point of feeling impossible sometimes), but its also entirely unique and enthralling. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldnt wait to see what would come next. If you like slightly scary games and enjoy solving puzzles, Icarus Box is a fantastic download."

Gamezebo's Dant Rambo - "Gorgeous steampunk aesthetic. A wide variety of clever puzzles. Top notch sound design. Supplemental material and storyline are both very well done."

Dora of Jayisgames.com - "Still, if you're the type of person who can't resist a puzzle and a mystery in one and love abstract puzzles, The Icarus Box is one of the most gorgeous, mystifying and engrossing ones you can hope to encounter."

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##### Please be aware that this game is not your typical puzzle adventure for several reasons. First, it does not use a linear flow like most other games. As you play, some of your actions on the tier covers will result in a random selection of the next puzzle, some will result in always going to the same puzzle (even if you already beat it) and others are based on circumstances the device is capable of knowing. In other words, the puzzle navigation will seem very confusing and you may think it has bugs when, in fact, it was designed that way. Second, unlike most other puzzle games, The Icarus Box does not include directions for how to play each puzzle because it is intended to be like a real, physical puzzle box with no instructions on how to 'unlock' it. It is up to you to figure out both the object of each puzzle and the mechanics of how to solve it. Keep in mind, however, that solving a puzzle may also include other actions beyond simply touching on screen elements, and may include circumstances/conditions detected by the device or even inaction on your part. In other words, if the device is capable of knowing something or the lack thereof (e.g. accelerometer, multi-touch, etc.), you should expect that some puzzles will use this as part of the key to its solution. When playing The Icarus Box, it is best to be patient and keep in mind that not all the clues you need are necessarily on the puzzle you are playing - they are spread throughout the box and its puzzles in addition to the supplemental storyboards. #####


The Icarus Box features a host of challenging puzzles all set within a fascinating story using rich, detailed graphics throughout. In conjunction with its spectacular sounds, you'll forget you are playing an app and will feel like you are playing with an actual, physical puzzle box. Thanks to its numerous nearly impossible puzzles, it offers even the most avid puzzle fan plenty of challenge. Through its fascinating story rich with intrigue, mystery and horror, The Icarus Box delivers a haunting, immersive 2D steampunk experience rivaling the most popular 3D titles in the genre and that anyone will find very hard to put down.

App features:
95 puzzles in all
Rich and detailed retina-quality steampunk graphics
Fascinating, yet haunting story
Simple, easy to use menus
Twitter integration for help on those really hard puzzles

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-icarus-box/id587069914?ls=1&mt=8

THE ICARUS BOX AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON 12/20/12

Brick Singularity, LLC is pleased to announce its first gaming title, The Icarus Box, will be available on the App Store℠ this Thursday, 12/20/12. Designed for iPad, The Icarus Box is a steampunk puzzle adventure game filled with intrigue, horror and mystery. It features a host of challenging puzzles all set within a fascinating story using rich, detailed, retina-quality graphics throughout. In conjunction with its spectacular sounds, players will forget they are playing an app and start feeling like they are playing with an actual, physical puzzle box. Thanks to its numerous nearly impossible puzzles, it offers even the most avid puzzle fan plenty of challenge. Through its fascinating story rich with intrigue, mystery and horror, The Icarus Box delivers a haunting, immersive 2D steampunk experience rivaling the most popular 3D titles in the genre and that anyone will find very hard to put down.

About Brick Singularity, LLC
Brick Singularity is a new content studio headquartered in Pleasanton on the eastern side of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Focusing on richer content development than other game studios, Brick Singularity has developed its first brand, The Icarus Box, releasing it first as an app with plans for follow-on transmedia products and associated content in the coming months.

"The Icarus Box" is a trademark of Brick Singularity, LLC. All rights reserved. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.










12-20-2012, 03:08 PM
#2
Can't wait to take this for a ride!
12-21-2012, 05:48 AM
#3
Hmm.

I do love puzzles. I don't love pants-wetting-fear, or even regular fear that keeps my trousers dry. Perhaps somebody can let me know just how scary this is?

Cheers.