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'Device 6' Review - An Interactive Story Unlike Any You've Ever Experienced

Device 6 [$3.99] is the newest project from developer Simogo — an independent team that has quickly risen to the cream of the crop among iOS developers. But you won't find endless runners or dual-stick shooters in their repertoire — with games like 2012’s Beat Sneak Bandit [$2.99] and this year’s Year Walk [$3.99], Simogo has shown that they know how to utilize the platform’s strengths like few others are doing. In Device 6, Simogo brings that same relentless ambition to the genre of interactive fiction and crafts an experience unlike any other I’ve encountered on iOS...

As you are probably well aware of by now, free-to-play endless runners are one of the most common types of games in the App Store. But whether it’s Punch Quest [Free] or Jetpack Joyride [Free], it tends to be the games that do something deeper with the genre that stand out. ..

It's no wonder that endless runners have earned the bad reputation that they have. It’s just too easy for iOS developers to crank out one after another, each relying on in-app purchases and familiar game mechanics to make their money. ..