Blackbar at App Store analyse

App power index: 1460 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Games Adventure Book Word
Developer: Mrgan LLC
Price: 0 free
Current version: 1.2, last update: 1 month ago
First release : 23 Aug 2013
App size: 4.39 Mb
4.2 ( 832 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 32.12k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 13.14k
Estimation App Cost


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"Blackbar is a brilliant game." —Ron Gilbert

"Its allegories are smart, and its approach to story-telling on touch-devices is just as well. 4.5/5" —TouchArcade

"Taut and intelligent. 8/10" —Eurogamer

"A political statement—a super fun one. I _______ love this _______ game." —Loren Brichter

"Awesome and totally unexpected." —Shaun Inman

Blackbar is a text game: a sci-fi story of a dystopian future told through the medium of word puzzles. Reminiscent of text adventures and interactive fiction, it has a unique mechanic centered around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game.

Youll pick up Blackbar instantly; however, its challenges will keep you searching, thinking, and trying for days.

"An ingenious puzzle game that critiques censorship" —Fast Company

"The humor is black, the puzzles go from simple to truly challenging, and the story is top-notch." —Gamemoir

"Playing Blackbar is Like High School English Class, And I Love It." —Kotaku

"Wonderfully written and does a fantastic job of pulling you into a not entirely unrealistic tale." —Gizmodo

"Well-written and entertaining, with just a touch of a deeper message to hit a few concepts home. Just plain awesome." —JayIsGames
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# Term Store county Place Priority
1 blackboard USA 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 3.99 CAD
China 18 CNY
France 3.49 EUR
Germany 3.49 EUR
Italy 3.49 EUR
Netherlands 3.49 EUR
Portugal 3.49 EUR
Spain 3.49 EUR
Poland 3.49 EUR
UK 2.99 GBP
India 250 INR
Japan 360 JPY
Poland 13.99 PLN
Russia 229 RUB
Turkey 9.99 TRY
USA 2.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 3.29 USD
Ukraine 2.99 USD
Available for devices
iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74, iPhone8, iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX,

Latest version Blackbar: 1.2

• Added a 3-second long-press gesture to reset the story to the beginning
• Corrected an issue in iOS 11 arising from new, "smart" quotes

Apps Changes History:
  • 1 month ago: New App Version 1.1.3 ☛ 1.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.1.1 ☛ 1.1.3
Absolutely awesome

What a cool new idea. The game is beyond hard, and most players will need at least a little help on the way through, but the story is really interesting, and challenging. The app is a little pricey for how short the game is. I hope there is a sequel, or similar game created soon so I can get my fix.

Cest dur mais cest simple.

Un jeu dune simplicité biblique dans son principe, mais dune difficulté parfois terrifiante à lusage, ce qui le rend mystérieusement touchant. Cest une jolie histoire de censure et damour familial. Il vaut mieux un bon niveau danglais.

Bien pensé, bien écrit

Mais bon anglais requis sinon beaucoup trop dur.

Weak puzzles (and only 2 of 32 can even be called that), weaker plot. Not worth a penny. -------- Jogo fraco, enredo fraco, praticamente sem charadas e totalmente sem graça. Não vale um centavo.

Sehr schöner Zeitvertreib

Tolles Spiel um den Wortschatz - im Besonderen im Englischen - zu erweitern und mal darüber nachzudenken, welche Worte es gibt und verwendet werden können :)

Herausfordernd aber sehr lohnend!

Wenn Du es geschafft hast und der Lüfter in Deiner Birne endlich verstummt, dann fühlst Du Dich großartig ;-)

gute Idee - Umsetzung schwächelt

Leider werden die Rätsel im späteren Verlauf des Spieles teilweise unlogisch. Ansonsten tolles Spiel, wenn man gut Englisch spricht (Schulenglisch reicht nicht, man braucht ein Gefühl für die Sprache, wem "a stitch in time saves nine" nichts sagt, wird wohl ohne walkthrough scheitern).

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