The Silent Age is quite an experience. It’s a point-and-click adventure game, in the style of old games like Monkey Island and even Maniac Mansion. But as you can see from the screenshot above, it boasts a very original look and feel, one has a lot of style and a little bit of menace added in. The story is about a janitor who’s pretty easygoing, when one day he’s given a time travel device and asked to save the world. And that’s about all you need to know to start: The Silent Age unfolds itself like a puzzle box, very carefully and with a lot of excellent design.
Unfortunately, the same issues that all of these point-and-click games seem to have are present here as well: The puzzles can sometimes get confusing, and the interface can sometimes not be 100% clear (usually, you need to find objects to use on other objects, but sometimes the solutions can be more abstract than obvious). But the good news is that The Silent Age’s interface is very simple and straightforward, so there isn’t a lot of room here for confusion. The game is more about experiencing the story and unlocking just what’s going on, rather than trying to get you hung up on a specific puzzle.
Plus, The Silent Age is currently completely free. At that price, there’s no reason not to download this and check it out this weekend. It’s probably not a game for everyone, but if you’re ready for an experience that’s a little strange and very experimental, give it a look.
Daily iPhone App: The Silent Age is a great, stylistic point and click adventure originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.