iOS Universal •
Need to kill about 12 hours while you wait for a certain something to arrive on the App Store? I feel ya. You could fill a bit of that time with Underhand, but if you’re in more of a puzzle mood, how’s about giving Returner 77 a go?
Returner 77 is a puzzle game in the vein of The Room series, which means it’s first person and the puzzles are built for touchscreen, allowing you to spin, push, pull and twist pieces until the puzzle falls into place. Unlike The Room and its sequels, however, Returner 77 seems to have an actual narrative other than “spooky house”.
You are the last of 77 chosen survivors. You left Earth in the last days of the Crystal War. Your task was clear: return when the Earth is livable again and rebuild mankind. But why is your space pod docked to the alien spaceship? And what happened on Earth?
As you explore the alien spaceship, deserted and unfamiliar, you find video messages left behind by Colonel Ling – your only link to the human race which will die without you.
But who is she? What happened to her? And can you find her?
The screens and trailer look impressive and definitely worth a look if you’re into the genre. The game is currently available for iOS Universal, but has a warning that it will only work on iPhone 5S or iPad Air 2 or above. Might be time to start looking for an upgrade to my iPad Air, I guess. 🙁