Luke Lisi and Kevin Bradford have announced that their enigmatic riddle-solving game The Guides is coming on August 17th. This game tasks you to solve different riddles on each screen, with 50 different "pages" in two journals for you to try and solve the mysteries of. For example, some early puzzles involve a cipher centered around binary code that you must try to decode to make it to the next puzzle. Thankfully, you have the ability to easily save screenshots and built-in decoding tools will help you along, though you'll still need to take notes on what's happening to solve all the puzzles.

The developers are promising hundreds of puzzles across the 50 pages of the game, with more being developed right now. The Guides immediately has me beguiled and trying to solve its mysteries from an early copy I've gotten to play. I'm sure it'll drive me mad from trying to solve everything it's throwing at me, but it'll be an interesting ride up until that point! The Guides will launch on Monday, August 17th, for a sale price of $0.99 before going up to $1.99.

  • cloudpuff

    looks like something ill love, will be snapping it up on 17th.

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  • cloudpuff

    Are there any social media links for the devs? I can't seem to find any on twitter.

    • cloudpuff

      @guidesapp for anyone who's interested πŸ™‚

      • Luke Lisi

        @theguidesapp πŸ˜‰

  • eksaint

    I'm excited for this

  • InTheAir

    Looks like an incredible deal for $2, and it's even more amazing for $1.

    • The Guides

      Limited time promotional discount is now over (sorry), so hopefully you got it in time!

  • Anotherkellydown

    This looks great. The art style kinda reminds me of Simogo's Device 6.

  • Adsinjapan

    I'm expecting a lot of good things from this!

    I just hope it's legitimately challenging! There are few outwardly complex "puzzle" games these days. Perhaps code-breaking might just win!

    • The Guides

      The first Two Sections (available in the initial release) are fairly difficult β€” intended more as a primer β€” but we promise that it will get even more challenging with future updates.

  • Gamer_Kev

    Looks like something I'd like to grab. I enjoy a good puzzler. Especially if it's got science or physics based puzzles thrown in, which I'm assuming that atom icon implies. Anyone here ever play, Sierra On-line's Rendezvous With Rama. I had trouble with the caption-less talking with my hearing problem, But I remember really enjoying the puzzles. Many of them were heavily science or math based.

    • The Guides

      Well then, we'll have some surprises in store for you!

  • ValentiaLyra

    Oh, wow. Definitely instabuy for me.

  • Design by Adrian

    Hmm... looks like the puzzles in Assassin's Creed but, better perhaps? I think I'll jump on board!

    • The Guides

      You should!

  • Brock Collins

    Okay, looks cool but interface is maddening. How do you get to text input WITHOUT the binary decoder? I'm stuck -- I know the answer but can't type it in.

    • The Guides

      The interface takes a little time to get used to, but that's also intended and part of the exploration process. To use the text input bar where the answers are entered, tap in the top box where the previous answer is. Let us know if you have further questions or issues (info[at]theguidesapp[dot]com).