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82.57% Overall Rank: 3085
iOS (iPhone/iPad) Rank: 328
2013 Games Rank: 3072
2013 iOS (iPhone/iPad) Rank: 328
Score based on 7 reviews


"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 InmanBlackbar 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.You'll 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
Release Date: August 23, 2013

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