Simogo released two utter masterpieces in 2013: Year Walk ($3.99) and Device 6 ($3.99), but they’ve been in quiet in 2014 outside of the Year Walk Steam release. But wait no longer: they have announced their next game, The Sailor’s Dream, coming late 2014 to iOS.
Simogo is promising more of a story-based experience with this game, and one that’s “challenge-free" as it is a non-linear story of exploration. This takes after Device 6 in a way, which was more of an interactive novel than a game, albeit with puzzles that stood in the way. But this appears to put even those out of the way, to let players dive in to the story of three different characters.
And as Simogo discusses on their development blog, this is somewhat intentional – it’s part of a ‘suite’ with Year Walk and Device 6, while the more traditional games of Kosmo Spin ($2.99), Bumpy Road ($2.99), and Beat Sneak Bandit ($2.99), are all linked in their own way.
Simogo’s keeping things close to the vest, but Jonas Tarestad, the writer of Device 6 and Year Walk is handling the scripts on this one, and music will be by Jonathan Eng. Simogo games are pretty much always worth getting excited about because they have such a unique approach to making gamess, and while I enjoy intense action games as much as the next dyed-in-the-wool gamer, I can’t wait to see what Simogo’s got cooking with The Sailor’s Dream.