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Jan 17, 2015 | 12:31 AM EST

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You wake up in the medical bay of a spaceship with no memory of who you're, who put you there, and why. When you explore the spaceship, you realize that you're not alone. You meet strangers claiming that they too, have lost their memories. Are they friends or foes? Who is the mastermind? Are you in purgatory?

Hyper Rift is a visual gamebook adventure that draws inspirations from science fiction mysteries like Event Horizon, Sunshine and Solaris, as well as traditional text adventures like Zork. We've crafted an original science fiction story that blends real science with imaginations and present choices that lead to far-reaching consequences. It also features situation puzzles, multiple endings and interesting characters that can save your life or betray you in critical moments.

- A novel gamebook format that guides you with a map of the game world and rich sound effects.
- 14 Endings to unlock, depending on how you play - kill or rescue? fix or sabotage?
- Loaded with hidden references to science fiction classics, from 2001 Space Odyssey to Planet of the Apes.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

what are the controls?

ExK responds:

it's point and click, dino :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

So I played your demo, and love it... one small problem i have though is this: Your Itunes link does not work because it cannot find the game at all, nor could i manually searching for it. if its available for the IOS systems then why isnt it there???? please fix, as i really would love to continue this fun story

ExK responds:

hi, Hyper Rift is now out on iTunes!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good start. I would say I mostly enjoyed playing this game.
However, in my opinion there are a couple of points I would like to mention for critical feedback. Hopefully these are constructive and helpful.
- I would really like to see the game with the main focus on the map, where it is centered on the screen, and then I would love to have the magnifying glass icons and directional arrows always present on the map - not just when I toggle them, that seems like a pointless step in the gameplay.
- Also then, I think the main text box does not need to move, show/hide ever. It should just remain in one position at the bottom of the screen, with the text inside it changing. I think the story text would remain equally interesting with this positioning in the game window. I think it would simply make the game better.

Notable grammatical errors that I can easily mention are:
- Some of your contractions like "you're" and "I'm" were strange and should not have been used. Instead, the full words "you are" and "I am" should have been used. It will not hurt if you never use contractions, so when unsure, simply use the full words. :)
- Also, I'm pretty sure every time you said "tinkle" the word you meant to use is "tinkER" ;)
- For saving and loading you say "tab", if I'm correctly seeing a "b" there, but it should be a "p", for the word "tap".

Seeing as you say the full version is free, I believe I will be downloading it.
Keep up the good sci-fi work. Cheers! :)

ExK responds:

hi abi, thank you very much for your constructive criticism.

- The reason why the mag glasses and directional arrows are hidden away is because they are big and tend to block out the objects under them. This decision isn't taken lightly. For example, in the lab, if always put the mag glasses, you would not be able to see what are on the dissection tables at all.

- After not playing for a few days, some players want to re-orient themselves by checking where they actually are in the game world. Giving them the option to hide the story panel is important for this purpose. For those who find no need to use it, they don't have to. It's just an option.

- I've a penchant for contractions because I like to keep sentences visually short to the best of my ability. It's just a personal style, just like I choose to use first person instead of second person ('I wake up in' ... instead of 'you wake up in') in most gamebooks.

- thank you so much for finding the typos. I'll promptly change them!

Have fun solving the mysterious of Mi'raj!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very nice game , tests your thinking skill and also requires skill on reading some facts properly.

ExK responds:

thank you zstrayz, Hyper Rift is a really hardcore sci-fi game :)


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

"Glad you suggested a shotgun!", but I wanted you to take the rocket launcher. ;-;

It's too bad I don't have any of the devices I need to play the full game.
Will probably never have one either.

ExK responds:

hi ojibwa, a rocket launcher will blow up the whole spaceship ;).

these days, a smart phone can cost as little as $100, and Hyper Rift can run perfectly on those! :)