***AWARDS & RECOGNITION***
• NOX has been in the iOS TOP 5 in over 6
Countries • NOX has been GAME OF THE WEEK by pocketgamer.com ***MYSTERIOUS,
TRICKY AND FULL OF SURPRISES *** NOX takes you to an old, mysterious mansion
filled with secrets waiting to be revealed by you. Accompanied by...
Sadly, not that fun to play
There are things to like about this escape game, but overall I found it frustrating and a bit boring. The block graphics can get confusing since there are clues in some of the items but it’s hard to tell what is a color clue and what is just chunky pixels. I played for an hour and still felt lost in the house. The spinning room mechanic and doors that look similar make it hard to navigate. I found I got bored bouncing around the rooms and guessing what I should do next, so I was glad there were hints. But even those made references to rooms that were unclear. The map that is provided doesn’t label the rooms so I just had to guess which one they were talking about, and it took me several tries to figure out which doors would get me there. The dialogue writes itself just slow enough to be annoying, and in many instances you have to tap several times to get all the dialogue when it could have all fit on the screen in the first place. And many times I tapped on what I hoped would be tappable, just to have to click click click through the old dialogue again. I finally lost interest and gave up. I did pay the $3 to get rid of ads with no regrets since the developers show promise and I hope they do something else. I just hope they work out the parts that made this game unplayable for me.
Fun to play at first
But then the puzzles just started to get inconsistent and convoluted and I had to look up a walkthrough at one point. The story at the end doesn’t wrap up the game at all and it wasn’t very satisfying, to say the least. If it also weren’t for the “fast travel” that I had unlocked at one point in the game, this game would have gotten really old really fast because the perspective moving system throughout the rooms was confusing and disorienting. Your inventory shows up at the bottom of your screen, which is practically overlapping with the swipe bar to your home screen, so sometimes I would find myself exiting the game without meaning to. I honestly don’t understand the high reviews and it raises suspicion. [SPOILER ALERT] You figure out that basically you had a traumatic experience as a child and are thus suffering some sort of PTSD and/or are mentally incapacitated over it. I believe you’re talking to a therapist at the end, but it seems to end just how it started — “in darkness”, so I guess you (the player) are just continuously trapped in your own mind forever? But what about dad’s laboratory and his secret surveillance room? The parents just left the child and literally forgot about him? Did they die?
Loose ends; concerned for trauma survivors
I work at an escape room, so I was really excited when I saw this app. However, the game is nothing like an actual escape game. There’s not much puzzle solving, it’s mostly just picking things up and putting them down somewhere else in the game. Some of the few puzzles that they do have didn’t make any sense even with hints. The end is really confusing and doesn’t seem to wrap up the story, in my opinion. (Spoiler alert) The way I interpreted the end was that the dad was abusing the mom and the kid (which is you) and then you had to hide from him and the parents disappeared and never found you. To me, I think that could be kind of PTSD-inducing for anyone who has experienced childhood trauma or domestic abuse. Overall, the graphics were cool and some of the puzzles were interesting, but it’s nothing like an actual escape game, the ending isn’t very clear, and I’m concerned that survivors of abuse and trauma would take serious issue with this game. I’d highly recommend that the developers add some sort of warning and also clarify that the game is kinda creepy (I played this in the dark without knowing that it wasn’t gonna be very lighthearted).
Haven't finished playing yet but wanted to leave a review because the game is so good. It's always great to see a quality game from a new developer. It took a little getting used to the way it works but after a few minutes all went well. The puzzles are quite challenging and are also unique - something I appreciate. The story is intriguing. The graphics are very pixilated which adds to the fun. There is a whole mansion to explore and a map to go with it. The only thing I'd add to the map is a teleport feature because there is quite a bit of running around but it's pretty easy to navigate. And you can play for free with ads or pay to go ad free which is what I did so that I could play without interruptions. All in all a great offering from a promising new developer. Thank you, Everbyte Studios! I'm already looking forward to more. Update: the fast travel map just opened up! It appeared about halfway through. Yay!
This game is probably one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played. Normally I’m not really a fan of puzzle games, but this one absolutely works. The game can be really calming, but you’re always put slightly on edge. This is due to the fact that strange things keep occurring as you play, and for most of the game it seems like you’re not alone in this house. The ending was really good and made a lot of things make sense and also left some unanswered questions which is always a good way to end things in my opinion. I’m honestly at a loss as to why this game is free. The game may seem rather simplistic, but you can tell a lot went into this game. Then there’s the music. The music was fantastic and I can tell the people who wrote it really knew what effect they wanted to be put on the player. The musics great. The gameplay is fun. Everything looks nice. I give this six stars out of five.
Enjoyable game, bad glitches and grammar
I enjoyed this game and the puzzles were actually challenging. However, there were several times when the game would just hang/freeze when looking at the snow globes, or the pictures in the dining room (for the devs: I'm running iPad Air 2). More than once, I had to force quit and reopen it. Secondly, the grammar is just atrocious. Frankly, it could be easily fixed if anyone with English as their first language checked over it. At the very end, especially, this broke my immersion enough that I was tempted to quit early out of frustration. I commend the devs for their hard work, and it isn't their fault if English isn't their first language. However, a finished game should be polished enough to at least account for grammar, especially if it's targeted to English speakers. For a game that has a narrative, such as this one, good storytelling REQUIRES good grammar. Fix these problems and you will have a 5 star game, by far. I am surprised that the ratings are so high, given the grammar and spelling, especially.
Great and Entertaining!
Amazing atmosphere, music was spectacular I don’t tend to review games but this game deserves it. The storyline was good, the game had me in suspense once in a while. I love intriguing puzzles and the animation was simple yet beautiful. The controls were easy to understand at first and it was nice to see the fact they added “Hints” to help the player progress in the story. They also added a “Fast Travel” feature which makes the player go to a room way faster and easier. I spent about 4 hours playing this game which is a quite decent amount of time. I must say, it’s very considerate the fact it’s also free with the addition of ads (which wasn’t overwhelming) Overall, this game deserves more recognition because it’s worth your time. I’m anxious to see what other games will be releasing this company.
This was one of the best escape rooms that I’ve played. There’s an interesting backstory and reason for being in this mansion. I really enjoyed solving the puzzles, some of them being challenging but interesting. Some puzzles, however, were a little weird and out of place. For example, chopping of the railing in that big corridor with the staircase and smashing the vase from 2nd to 1st floor. Also, at the very end, I was surprised that I need to add that green plant to the test tube, just seemed a little weird. But then the chess puzzle, washing machine and many others were very enjoyable. I just wish the fast traveling was added a little earlier in the game. Overall, I loved the theme of the story and the globes with certain symbols in them like the teddy bear, swing, etc. Thank you for keeping the hints free, I was more than happy to watch the ads.
Best escape game ever
I don’t really like escape games and just got this game because it looked cool but I realized that it wasn’t just good looking it played good to and the fact that it’s free is just amazing. I think one of the best parts is if your stuck you can get hints without watching ads even though the game stops if it can’t load an ad I completely respect that decision since this game has to make money somehow and the random ads aren’t even that bad they only show up about every five rooms and aren’t that long (most of the time) which is even better (spoilers ahead) my favorite part so far is the marble box it’s so cool how you have to physically move your phone like it’s the marble box 10 out of 10 on this game
Was surprised by the dark theme when I started the game - and then immediately frustrated by the clunky mechanics. The idea is neat but connecting the dots along with the mechanics issue affected my ability to fully enjoy the game. Also missed opportunity to share some of the plot along the journey in addition to persons random dialog versus all at the end, though I imagine this was to up the mystique. I agree with other reviewers that the ending was disappointing...and should have a disclaimer due to the plot theme... The puzzles were ok and I would say intermediate. I like games that make you piece and solve puzzles together from multiple sources. I finished this game in a few hours which I find long enough to be satisfying - especially for a free one! For puzzle game enthusiasts I would still recommend since the style of play is novel. I hope the developers make more of these types of apps.
This is by far one of the best puzzle games I’ve ever played. When I first saw it in the App Store, I thought, “That could be fun. Shame there’s in app purchases.” Because I thought it would be one of those games that you make it halfway through and then you pay to go on, but it’s not. The whole experience is free, you just have the option to turn off ads and support the developers, which is amazing, and I would definitely suggest supporting the developers. The gameplay and the story is amazing too, especially with the subtle tutorial-like things that give you an idea of how to play the game as you go along. I would recommend playing this to anyone who loves puzzle games.
Compelling Escape Game
I saw my family playing this game and was drawn in by the animation and graphics. Once I started playing, I couldn’t put it down! Intuitive gameplay, storyline, and creative challenges are all things that make this game a win. It’s full of little details and development that immerse you in the world and elevate game quality. Fair warning, at least for me, the ads were the 30-second, no-skip ones. It’s well worth $1.99 (and more!) to remove ads AND support an up-and-coming app developer. One bit of feedback would be to unlock fast travel right before the Wine Bottle Label puzzle, where you have to go down to the basement and all the way back up. For those of us who don’t get it right away (like me) it became tedious to do three or four…or seven times (yeahhh that one really stumped me). Also, just to animate interactions, even if they aren’t relevant, that way you know the interaction was registered. Or like a sound effect. So like touch a non-consequential book and just hear a ruffle of pages or a little book shimmy. Overall, great game! 😊 I love the puzzles, storytelling, and details. 5/5!
Fun and challenging!
Although I don't play escape games all too often, I really enjoyed this one and finished it in 4-5 hours in a single night! It had me captivated and I couldn't stop playing until I 100% completed it. The puzzles were satisfying, difficult, and well thought out. I never thought it was unfair or that I was completely stuck on something I couldn't solve without looking for help. I also really liked the music/soundtrack and the artstyle. The navigation was nifty. The one nitpick I have is that I wish the story was laid out better and more coherent (although I can see what the devs are going for with what they're doing). Hope to see more games from you guys!
So amazing, fun and thought out
I am so impressed. Like legit impressed. From the unique game play to the very end scene that is unique to every player - this is a smashing game. It was hard enough but fun enough for me to come back day after day and spend 30+min trying to figure out clues. It’s a logical game that almost seems illogical until it works and then there is a big ‘omg why didn’t I think of that’! They are generous with clues and generous with answers. None of this pay to play nonsense. Yes, some ads but they are short enough for me to quickly go over notes to make sure I’m on the right track. Developers - kudos on this masterpiece. Amazingly executed.
I don’t usually leave reviews but I have to say this game completely blew me away. It’s simple, but intriguing and the twist and turns of running back and forth around a whole mansion instead of just one room is fantastic. The simple style and quirky dialogue completely offset the spooky atmosphere but that only compliments the game further. I think my only complaint would be the tutorial for fast travel being so late, and the final puzzle was a bit difficult to actually do. I’m very glad for the hint system and I’m actually okay with the amount of ads that popped up. TL;DR: Amazing game with minor issues that only are complaints from me.
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