Day by day iPhone App: Yr Stroll exudes a mysterious and private really feel
We posted final week that a brand new app from Simogo referred to as Yr Stroll was coming to the App Retailer, and it is now out and obtainable for obtain. And man, what a bit of labor it’s. Simogo consists of two Swedish builders named Simon Flesser and Magnus ‘Gordon’ Gardebäck, they usually’re recognized for his or her humorous, however nice little video games, like Bumpy Street or Beat Sneak Bandit. Yr Stroll, nevertheless, is rather more private and intimate — it is nearly probably the most clever recreation I’ve seen on iOS but.
The essential concept of the sport is that your character is considering happening a “Yr Stroll”, which is a kind of a Swedish quest of legend that is meant to foretell the longer term not directly (there’s a lot Swedish folklore within the recreation that Simogo has launched a free companion app for it). And a lot of the sport consists of you “strolling” by means of the woods by swiping across the display — left and proper to journey, or up and right down to swipe ahead or again via the woods. As you go, there are a selection of Myst-like puzzles to determine, however the entire tone of the sport is serene, mysterious and vaguely creepy. Yr Stroll is an experiment in utilizing the iPhone’s touchscreen interface to immerse you in a sense, in a temper, and on that rely it is extremely, very profitable.
I am nonetheless kind of reeling from my expertise with Yr Stroll — I have never but completed the sport by an extended shot, however even the little time I’ve spent with it up to now has left me with an enormous, nice impression. This can be a very, very clever and properly-designed undertaking that clearly means lots to Simogo (even when it might be slightly complicated for extra informal players), and I’ve a sense that when we roll round to the top of the yr and begin speaking about the most effective iOS experiences of 2013, Yr Stroll might be sitting there amongst them. Undoubtedly do not miss out, however do enter into it with an open, prepared thoughts: It is obtainable for US$three.ninety nine on the App Retailer.
- Key specs
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- Sort Smartphone
- Working system iOS (eight)
- Display measurement four.7 inches
- Inner reminiscence sixteen GB
- Digital camera eight&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Dimensions 5.forty four x 2.sixty four x zero.27 in
- Weight four.fifty five oz
- Launched 2014-09-19