The Icarus Box by Brick Singularity, LLC (iPad)
Released: Dec 20, 2012
Version: 1.2
Size: 590 MB
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The Icarus Box

Brick Singularity, LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

The Icarus Box is a steampunk puzzle adventure game filled with intrigue, horror and mystery.


Kotaku's Mike Fahey - "The Icarus Box has bested me. Even if I do manage to poke on through to the other side, I'll always know it kicked my ass."

AppAdvice's Juli Clover - "The Icarus Box is challenging (to the point of feeling impossible sometimes), but it’s also entirely unique and enthralling. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldn’t wait to see what would come next. If you like slightly scary games and enjoy solving puzzles, Icarus Box is a fantastic download."

Gamezebo's Dant Rambo - "Gorgeous steampunk aesthetic. A wide variety of clever puzzles. Top notch sound design. Supplemental material and storyline are both very well done."

Dora of - "Still, if you're the type of person who can't resist a puzzle and a mystery in one and love abstract puzzles, The Icarus Box is one of the most gorgeous, mystifying and engrossing ones you can hope to encounter."


##### Please be aware that this game is not your typical puzzle adventure for several reasons. First, it does not use a linear flow like most other games. As you play, some of your actions on the tier covers will result in a random selection of the next puzzle, some will result in always going to the same puzzle (even if you already beat it) and others are based on circumstances the device is capable of knowing. In other words, the puzzle navigation will seem very confusing and you may think it has bugs when, in fact, it was designed that way. Second, unlike most other puzzle games, The Icarus Box does not include directions for how to play each puzzle because it is intended to be like a real, physical puzzle box with no instructions on how to 'unlock' it. It is up to you to figure out both the object of each puzzle and the mechanics of how to solve it. Keep in mind, however, that solving a puzzle may also include other actions beyond simply touching on screen elements, and may include circumstances/conditions detected by the device or even inaction on your part. In other words, if the device is capable of knowing something or the lack thereof (e.g. accelerometer, multi-touch, etc.), you should expect that some puzzles will use this as part of the key to its solution. When playing The Icarus Box, it is best to be patient and keep in mind that not all the clues you need are necessarily on the puzzle you are playing - they are spread throughout the box and its puzzles in addition to the supplemental storyboards. #####

The Icarus Box features a host of challenging puzzles all set within a fascinating story using rich, detailed graphics throughout. In conjunction with its spectacular sounds, you'll forget you are playing an app and will feel like you are playing with an actual, physical puzzle box. Thanks to its numerous nearly impossible puzzles, it offers even the most avid puzzle fan plenty of challenge. Through its fascinating story rich with intrigue, mystery and horror, The Icarus Box delivers a haunting, immersive 2D steampunk experience rivaling the most popular 3D titles in the genre and that anyone will find very hard to put down.

App features:
•95 puzzles in all
•Rich and detailed retina-quality steampunk graphics
•Fascinating, yet haunting story
•Simple, easy to use menus
•Twitter integration for help on those really hard puzzles

Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @icarusbox.

What's new in version 1.2
-- iOS 7 compatibility fixes
Our verdict: Ok
  • + The Icarus Box is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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