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A Review of Codename Cygnus, a Choose your own Adventure Style Game for iOS
Alena Roberts Monday, 02-Sep-2013 2:17 PM ET
Last month we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for a new interactive game called Codename Cygnus. The campaign was a success, and last Friday the game was released on the app store. Over the weekend I had an opportunity to test out the game.
Purpose of the Game:
Codename Cygnus is kind of like a choose your own adventure book. While you're playing, you will be asked to choose how your character will react to different situations. Cygnus is a spy agency and you are one of their agents. How you decide to react to the different scenarios will determine what happens to your character and if you're able to fulfill your mission.
The game is quite simple. Your job is to listen to the professionally performed story and to choose how you will react. When you have to make a decision you are often given two choices. You can make your choice either by saying one of the key words your given or by tapping on the screen. For example, you might be asked if you want to be "charismatic" or "hostile". You would then either say one of those words or tap the word on the screen. The game is fully accessible with voiceover, but I have found that the only way I can use my voice to make the selections is to turn VO off.
The game is free to download from the app store, but it is not free to play. The prologue is part of your free download so that you get to try out the game before committing to spending any money. Currently, you have the option of buying each episode for $1.99 or you can get all of the episodes in Mission 1 for $7.99. There are five episodes in the first mission.
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