897051jpgStarscene Software has released their previously announced Realmaze 3D [App Store] game tonight.

The $0.99 game throws you into a randomly generated three dimensional maze (with ladders) and your job is simply to get out as quickly as possible. You are optionally allowed to use a compass and breadcrumbs to mark your way, but these speed up the timer. Your best times required to escape each maze is kept in a high score table.

The developer describes the game as having "fantastic lighting effects, beautiful graphics, and a sublime soundscape combine to create a mysterious atmosphere". And it's true. The atmosphere of the game adds a lot to the overall experience.

The game allows you to pick from 5 different sizes of maps from "Tiny" to "Insane". "Tiny" and "Small" are relatively easy but once you try "Normal", a distinct sense of claustrophobia sets in as you unsuccessfully attempt to navigate the maze.

This gameplay video is me trying to make my way out of a "Normal" maze.


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At its core, the game is quite simple: it's just a maze game. And if you think that's a boring prospect, you probably shouldn't get this game. That said, Realmaze 3D is surprisingly well implemented and for only $0.99 delivers a great version of a simple concept.

App Store Link: Realmaze 3D, $0.99

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  • Jon

    Or you could get this one: http://amazing.spacerage.co.uk/

    Also very good graphics and is full 3D too. Also have the extra gameplay of having to collect gems before you can get out of the maze (customizable)

    :)

    • dcp

      no offense, but aMAZEing's controls are just horrible. not a bad game, but a nightmare to fluidly play.

  • Jon

    Or you could get this one: http://amazing.spacerage.co.uk/

    Also very good graphics and is full 3D too. Also have the extra gameplay of having to collect gems before you can get out of the maze (customizable)

    :)

    • dcp

      no offense, but aMAZEing's controls are just horrible. not a bad game, but a nightmare to fluidly play.

  • BigA

    *sigh* if only the makers of both The Quest and Realmaze 3D would join hands. That would make for a gripping RPG for the iPhone, both graphically and gameplay wise.

  • BigA

    *sigh* if only the makers of both The Quest and Realmaze 3D would join hands. That would make for a gripping RPG for the iPhone, both graphically and gameplay wise.

  • aen

    i will have my wife play this to practice her sense of orientation *chuckle*

  • aen

    i will have my wife play this to practice her sense of orientation *chuckle*

  • Gee!

    Love to see this team work on an iPhone game...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb3FvY-Kns4

    Mazes Of Fate DS.

  • Gee!

    Love to see this team work on an iPhone game...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb3FvY-Kns4

    Mazes Of Fate DS.