Mobile Monday №253
The devils made us do it! They were there, they were cursing, the pipes were hot and cold, something about hitting up a casino. We finally managed to distract with a well-placed murder investigation. Nothing like a friendly interrogation to kill the time, right?
Faif gambles with combat - New on the Android marketplace, Faif is one part combat, one part puzzle, and one part gambling sim, if you can believe it. The game takes place on a grid filled with combat tiles. Your job is to tap a series of tiles, then watch as one of them is randomly chosen. Depending on which one is picked, you might attack your opponent for a few hits, gain some health, or do serious damage. The game is still in early stages of development, but the visual style and odd premise show a lot of promise.
Death off the Cuff lives on iOS - Simon Christiansen's murder mystery interactive fiction first saw life back in 2010 in our Interactive Fiction Competition. A few years later the game was polished up and released for Android devices. Now, it's out on iOS, too! There's been a murder at the Seafront Hotel. Luckily, you're the famous detective Antoine Saint Germain! There's just one little problem: everybody's gathered for the obligatory "one of the people in this room is a murderer" monologue, but you have no idea who did it. Death off the Cuff That's really only a minor obstacle, though, since people do love talking about themselves, and surely someone can give something away.
Devilish puzzles - Devils does some interesting things with a few simple mechanics. A puzzle game at its core, your job is to destroy the Red and Blue devils standing on the pipes above. You do this by applying heat and cold via extended touches on the screen, slowly angering and eventually destroying demons of the opposite temperature. Upgrades and missing pipe segments throw a few curve balls later in the game, but it remains one of those titles you'll keep playing out of sheer curiosity.