From the moment I first played Mystique Chapter 1, I knew Bendroid was on to something special. Even though the first installment was short, it demonstrated the potential of games on Android. The first person view 3D graphics, innovative touch controls, challenging puzzles, and dark mood all had me craving for more. I recently had the opportunity to speak with this small team of four and they shared some details about their upcoming release.
Chapter 2: The Child starts right off where the last game began. After you escape the bathroom, you find yourself in some kind of a medical facility. As you begin to explore, you discover that it is actually an abandoned lunatic asylum (one where non-traditional methods of cure were tried). Your goal remains the same from the first episode; you need to solve puzzles in order to escape.
Instead of being limited to one room, you now have an entire floor to explore consisting of approximately eight areas. Thankfully, Bendroid has listened to customers suggestions and included a save option. The difficulty has also increased with even more items to find and harder puzzles to solve.
Extra attention is being given to the graphics as they continue to push the power of the G1. Gameplay has also been given an upgrade with new accelerometer support. In addition to the increased length, replay will be extended with time trial modes where you compete to see how fast you can finish the game.
Other features include:
- Free roaming through the floor. You can enter any room, take things there, and perform actions.
- Non linear gameplay. There will be several ways to complete the game.
- More Puzzles. You will not only perform actions like “take this object and use it there” but also solve different kinds of puzzles.
- More ghosts and creatures.
- Action-game type features will be added to vary the gameplay
If you have yet to play Mystique Chapter 1, it is available in the Market for only $0.99. We have created a guide for those who get stuck, but the fun comes from exploring and solving the puzzles. Try it out and let us know what you think.
Help support Bendroid by purchasing their title so they can continue to create great games for Android. If you have already had a chance to play Chapter 1, what other features or ideas would you like to see Bendroid include in a future release? What are your thoughts on the $0.99 price point and the episodic content?
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