Universal SHI•RO (by the brothers grimm)

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  1. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    SHI•RO

    the brothers grimm
    Solve challenging puzzles on a beautiful Japanese lacquer box and engage with stories based in early Japan: In the begin…
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    Solve challenging puzzles on a beautiful Japanese lacquer box and engage with stories based in early Japan: In the beginning, so the Kojiki tells, sea was sky and sky was sea. Journey towards calmness while rotating a lacquer box, puzzle by puzzle, word by word, further in time. In SHI•RO you reconcile past and present with empress Gemmei, travel through dark forests to invite spirits to the shrine of old Yoshida, and climb Mount Inari with a fox. PLAY AN ENGAGING STORY SHI•RO tells the story of an ancient empress, a lost love and a blossoming friendship. Based on the first Japanese writing, the Kojiki, you engage with an emerging world. SOLVE CHALLENGING PUZZLES Over 60 handmade puzzles challenge you along the journey of empress Gemmei. Think out of the box while playing on a lacquer box! Will you help the empress to separate the sea from the sky? ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN SHI•RO celebrates the beauty of Japanese lacquerware by transforming your device into a lacquer box. Gold and silver shimmer in your hands while you unriddle complex geometries and find stories of depth beyond the surface. LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF JAPAN By solving puzzles, you hear words of Japanese language, or as a native speaker of Japanese, learn words in English. Japanese Taiko drums will guide your way. ENTER THE SHI•RO UNIVERSE By purchasing SHI•RO, you get access to the complete first part, KURO. But more is in the making! Once we release the second part MIDORI and the third part AKA, you will be able to purchase them in-game and continue your journey.
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    Seller:the brothers grimm
    Genre:Adventure, Puzzle
    Release:Sep 09, 2018
    Updated:Dec 05, 2018
    Version:1.0.3
    Size:129.9 MB
    User Rating:Unrated
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal



    This is Lennert from the brothers grimm, happy to announce the release of SHI•RO by Isi and Jasper from games studio Topicbird.

    We will stick around for discussion and questions in case any come up. Looking forward to your opinion on the first title we released on the App Store together!
     
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  2. djstout

    djstout Well-Known Member

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    This game is wonderful!!!! It’s a killer, I absolutely love it! 5 stars all the bloody way, great great puzzle and really lovely story.
     
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  3. djstout

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    Your game is brilliant, this is a little gem that will stay for a long time on my phone, I usually play games for one or two hours only before switching for a new one, but I’ll make sure to finish this one, it’s so refreshing and relaxing while being challenging, well done devs, you made my week!
     
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  4. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    Wow, thank you so much for the kind feedback! I will make sure Isi and Jasper come join us in the discussion. They have two add-ons in the making, introducing new puzzle mechanics that we hope you will enjoy just as much as the first one. Again, thank you so much for getting in touch, wasn't expecting such positive feedback!
     
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  5. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    Hey, SHI•RO has been featured on a lot of App Stores upon release, made it to the #1 puzzle app in the UK and we got a lot of great user reviews across all stores. We are happy to get more feedback and would love to discuss what you liked about the game (and what you didn't, if that is the case). What improvements would you like to see? What did you find most engaging? Cheers! Lennert
     
  6. anthony78

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    I’ve liked the look of it but haven’t gotten after reading some reviews that said it seemed confusing.
     
  7. djstout

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    I don’t think the game is confusing at all, it’s very clear and easy to play, at very first I was thinking the same but after a few minutes I totally understood the game.
     
  8. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the feedback, some reviews seem to be quite harsh about not grasping the concept, even though we put a lot of effort into giving hints and tutorials on all the key features. That said, a lot of people don't tend to read hints in games, which is a problem we are working on.

    Also thanks a lot @djstout for chiming in on this!

    For greater insights and what to expect from the game, there is now also a really well written review on toucharcade, check it out here!
     
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  9. djstout

    djstout Well-Known Member

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    #9 djstout, Sep 20, 2018
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    You’re more than welcome, I am playing it everyday (between 15 to 30 minutes) on my way to work, it’s really nice and the story is super interesting, I am always looking forward to reading more of it and I am a bit surprise to see that there aren’t too many people giving it a bit more love here. It is really easy to understand if you read everything, but i guess some people are too lazy and can’t bother reading... they’d rather play something simplistic that doesn’t need much effort.
     
  10. Blankito

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    I had to check out the game for the dev's name! I'm absolutely surprised! Amazing game! Great puzzle!
     
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  11. djstout

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    Totally agree! My favourite game this month.
     
  12. Crichton333

    Crichton333 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be bad for a puzzle to be easy ?
     
  13. Duke12

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    Confusing doesnt mean hard/challenging. More like people dont get what to do or how. Unless I misunderstood him.
     
  14. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, glad the name got us a download at last ;)

    Yes, apparently some people skip the tutorials and get confused by the game mechanic.
     
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  15. digitalhoax

    digitalhoax Well-Known Member

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    Hey, just a quick heads-up for anyone following this thread.To celebrate SHI•RO’s three month anniversary, we will release the ‘Open Sky’ that features 15 challenging new puzzles this Thursday, the 6th of December. The game will be on sale until the 9th of December and is available for $1.99 on the Apple App Store right now.

    We would love to get your feedback on the new puzzles. Did you make it through the current puzzles already? Struggling with something along the way? Happy to get back to anyone interested in chatting about the game! Cheers, Lennert
     
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