Stranded Without A Phone HD
Maths – saving stranded castaways since the dawn of time…
Perhaps the greatest success any videogame can lay claim to is in feeding addicts’ most basic desires – in this case, collection – without the player being any wiser as to what’s taking place.
SWAP HD sees you taking control of a hopelessly adrift traveller, charged with escaping a desert island using only his wits, and the ability to hammer, tie and shoot the many objects that lie about.
Every step taken depletes his energy reserves, be they nutritional or liquid in nature, players perishing if they fail to feed said needs by utilising a fair degree of mental dexterity.
Offering gamers no help whatsoever until they stumble upon their first object, from here it’s a matter of trial and error as our nutty professor seeks to populate lists of randomly collected items that might go on to form something useful. Four reeds equals twine, an uneven boulder and a rounded one give him his arrowhead, a stick its shaft and some feathers the flight. Watch out wild boar, etc.
Though about as thrilling as a day out in Orpington on paper, it’d take a cold heart not to look up and discover hours have passed in pursuit of yet another goal, just out of reach. An original concept, considered in nature, and well executed.
Escape to a more theoretical desert island with this app, but one no less captivating.
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