RedFish Game Studio has announced that its latest game Isoland is now available, bringing an intriguing blend of old-school point-and-click adventure and the off-kilter, unsetttling atmosphere of the cult 1998 film Dark City to iOS.
Appearing deceptively peaceful to the casual passerby, a mysterious island exists in the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The inhabitants don’t know how they got there or why they can’t leave; all they’re sure of is that they’re trapped in “Isoland.”
You are a researcher who has received a letter from a friend imploring you to help with an investigation. You travel to the island, seeking to unravel its secrets — but after you arrive, you realize all too late that you, too, are now trapped. Beware of being lulled into complacency by the beauty of the island: Use your wits to avoid being tricked, and unravel the logic behind complex puzzles. Only then will Isoland’s secrets be revealed.
With a muted color palette, atmospheric soundscape and existential themes, Isoland will dare you to solve every logic puzzle you can find. Be ready to interview the game’s many characters in your quest for the truth — including a sea captain with a weak memory, a boy pretending to be an astronaut, an easily-bribed priest … Stick to the facts and think on your feet, or Isoland will gain another permanent resident.
Check out a batch of screenshots, followed by the trailer…
“With Isoland, we wanted to translate the feeling of loneliness — of losing your way — to a point-and-click adventure unlike anything else on iOS,” states Aaron Luo, director of game design at Red Fish. “Beautiful boats, seagulls and other eye-catching scenery hide an uneasy truth: Something feels amiss about Isoland. We hope players will enjoy the (many) mind-boggling puzzles in store for them — and that they eventually find a way off the island!”
Isoland is available now on iOS, priced just $0.99.