device_6_screen04Simogo, the Swedish indie development team that frightened and delighted us with the unsettling original vision questing game, Year Walk is teasing their next unorthodox mobile game, DEVICE 6.

We don’t know much about the game other than it is a ‘surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator’ and it seems like it’ll be just as oddly entertaining as this year’s Year Walk.

Interest considerably piqued!

And keeping with the tradition of Year Walk’s reveal the teaser trailer for DEVICE 6 raises more questions than it answers.

device_6_screen03A quick-moving series of textual pages in various orientations as well as sketches and photos slide across the screen of a mobile device as it is rotated around, set to an almost a 60’s-ish Prisoner or James Bond theme, with a little David Lynch thrown in for good measure.

One of the images that is prominently show asks the player the question: “Try to picture someone looking at you from a window. Who is it?”

(a) A friend
(b.) A stranger
(c.) Yourself


Here’s what we know about the story line thus far:

DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience.

Anna wakes up in a castle on a remote island, with little recollection of how she got there. All she remembers is an unusually unpleasant doll…

Why are there two identical castles on the island? Who is the mysterious man in the bowler hat? And above all, what is the purpose of the tests Anna is put through?

This experience will be launching on iOS in late 2013 and I am already as much confused as I am excited, which is pretty much par for the course when it comes to Simogo-branded iOS games.

I thoroughly enjoyed Year Walk and I cannot wait to see how Simogo’s DEVICE 6 challenges convention (and messes with my mind) later this year. Perhaps uncoincidentally DEVICE 6 will be the studio’s sixth iOS title if you include their Year Walk Companion app.