100 Trials Reviews are Gaining Steam!!

We are happy to see that 100 Trials is starting to get some attention with the gaming press.
Touch Arcade, Pocket Gamer, GameZebo, AppSpy and CapsuleComputers have all produced reviews of one type or another in the last few days.

PocketGamer logoWe didn’t anticipate how much reviewers were hoping for a sequel to our well regarded 100 Rogues game. Notwithstanding that fact, they seem to be finding 100 Trials to be fun, engaging, and challenging. Pocket Gamer’s review, by Mike Rose, gives 100 Trials a rating of 9 out of 10, and uses phrases like “pure joy”, “hugely rewarded”, and “extremely satisfying”. Mike’s closing sentence goes right over the top, saying that with this new game that we “in fact managed to improve on their original masterpiece (100 Rogues)”. Sweet! Here’s a link to their review.

GameZebo logoNadia Oxford reviewed the game for GameZebo and gave 100 Trials four stars. She says that “as 100 Trials demonstrates, puzzle-heavy dungeon-crawlers will never go out of style”. Here’s Nadia’s review.

AppSpy logoOver at AppSpy, Andrew Nesvadba gave 100 Trials 4 out of 5 stars. He didn’t find the game as fresh as 100 Rogues, but found that “it packs a punch thanks to its many bite-sized puzzles”. He also felt that the user interface was “elegantly simple” which we were pleased to see him comment on. Here’s his review. Another terrific thing about Andrew’s review is that there is a video version of it, with him playing the game. View it below.

Capsule Computers review

Philip Federico, the editor-in-Chief of Capsule Computers review site in Australia produced a truly extended video that is available below. He really like the game, by the way!
Here’s the link to his YouTube video.


100 Trials is “New and Noteworthy” in the App Store!

New and Noteworthy - 100 trialsWe’re happy to see that 100 Trials has merited a spot in the competitive “New and Noteworthy” area of the iTunes homepage.

Our other game, 100 Rogues, held a spot in this list for weeks when it was first introduced in 2009. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that 100 Trials remains worthy of this designation for a while.

We have categorized 100 Trials as both a Puzzle Game and as aStrategy Game in the classification area of the App Store. We’ll see what the future holds for the game’s getting recognition there in the future.


100 Trials is now available!

We’re live, folks!

100 Trials is live!It’s been a good few months of designing levels, redesigning them after playtesting, and improving and polishing as much as possible, but 100 Trials has now been released to the public!

For the uninitiated…
100 Trials is an evolution of our first game, 100 Rogues. The game is set in the same universe, where everyone is obsessed with making sure each and every Satan is finally dead (nevermind why), and uses many of the same combat mechanisms. You, and each monster you fight, gets exactly one action per game turn to either move, attack, do nothing, or use a skill. Success means being smart, learning how your opponent thinks, and putting a winning strategy into action.

For our veterans…
100 Trials strives to ramp up the strategic component of 100 Rogues as much as possible. Tougher monsters, more thought-provoking level design, and nearly puzzle-like availability of skills, energy and items will allow you to think and plan your actions in new and exciting ways.

For everyone…
100 Trials is a world filled with bizarre monsters, terrifying puns, hulking abominations and deadly traps. Test your wits against Rat Kings, Black Knights, and Dark Wizards on a quest to find the truth behind the claim: can Satan really be dead?

100 Trials screenshotTo find out, you will need to complete each of the 100 Trials of skill in combat. And, if you want to truly prepare yourself, your skill in each Trial can be graded for true Mastery. Proud that you killed that Dark Pope? Hah! You can brag when you do it in 50 turns!

Be sure to check out our How to Play video for a better look at how the game plays, and check back this week as I upload new videos covering some of the game’s mechanics in greater detail.

And, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by some of the game’s challenges, or want to talk strategy with other players, head over to our forums to discuss the dynamics of individual encounters or Trials.

Thanks, we really hope you enjoy our new game!

Here’s the link to 100 Trials in iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/100-trials/id498321766?mt=8