Oubliette

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Oubliette is the classic multiplayer dungeon fantasy role playing game, finally available on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Build a party of fighters, priests, mages and thieves to run deep into the dungeon. Test your courage and skill against groups of orcs, trolls, vampires and dragons.

Earning its reputation as the thinking man's dungeon game, Oubliette blends the thrill of mortal combat with the sublime challenges of strategy, planning and adaptation. Rather than testing your reaction speed and nerves, like a first person shooter, Oubliette challenges the player to do careful strategic planning as well as make tactical decisions in the heat of battle.

Each player (character) in the game is created from one of eight player races, which vary in attributes such as strength, intelligence, dexterity and durability. Elves are highly intelligent and (potentially) immortal, Orcs are strong with short life spans, Dwarves are strong with high wisdom, Kobolds are quite weak in most areas but advance more quickly.

Depending on these attributes, each player will be qualified to join a limited number of player classes (occupations). More balanced players will have more choices, including Hirebrand (fighter), Mage, Priest and Thief. Less commonly, players may be qualified for a highly selective class with special skills such as Ranger, Sage, Paladin, Samurai or Ninja.

Unlike games which focus on a single player against multiple opponents, Oubliette allows a party of up to 10 players with complementary skills to face the various types of monsters found in the dungeon. There are more than 160 different monsters, and to deal with them, more than 150 different pieces of equipment, which may be enchanted with special properties or skills.

Oubliette is challenging, but forgiving. New players commonly have their parties wiped out by an unfamiliar group of monsters. In fact, your party can meet up to 3 monster groups at the same time! Use the Temporal Chamber to save a Temporal Portal before dangerous trips. If things turn out badly, use the Temporal Chamber to turn back the clock and try again. The trapeze is every bit as thrilling, but safer, with a net below.

If you are up to the challenge, Oubliette is free to download and play. Explore the easier levels of the dungeon to build your party and expertise. And then, when you are ready, feel the power of the game on the deeper levels. Onward to Glory!

Version

2.3

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments

I have found this game very accessible. It is tricky to get the hang of first but once you get it you will find things easely.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

The only thing that is hard is to order the party. Most of the buttons are unlabeled on that screen but I still believe it can be done. The app has an inapp purchase but you can play the first level for free.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jessica Brown 3 years 5 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Jessica Brown on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

When i pick an inn it seems to take my gold but i don't think the players are in the inn. How do i use the inns and how do i get more gold? Thank you.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Just clfck the inn and you have rested one week.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

You earn gold by exploring. You can sell equipment for gold too if you find any.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Oh no, two of my players are paralyzed and I cannot use them. I think mage spell dispel will do it. I will try.

Submitted by Paul on Sunday, April 9, 2017

I don't know how well the buttons on the other screens are labelled, but the opening screen has no clearly labelled buttons. What accessibility there is is a testament to how much work Apple puts into the accessibility of the UI components in its iOS API. Has anyone written to the developer and asked them to improve accessibility? Accessibility by coincidence has gotten them to a point where the patient blind user can play the game, but for those of us who have a low tolerance for accessibility issues, this game is irritating.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Monday, May 8, 2017

I really like this game and I think that the biggest issue for me is navigating the dungeon as well as the map.
As for the buttons in the home screen or the main screen, I have no problem with them.
It would be so nice if they made it a little bit more accessible. We should get in contact with the developers of this game.

Submitted by Ellie on Saturday, June 3, 2017

I agree that this game will require a lot of patience`. When unlabelled buttons are clicked, sometimes it's unclear as to how you would get back to, for example, the starting screen which can be very frustrating.

Submitted by The Piano Geek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Has any one made it to level two? I want to be sure it's possible before I get the app.

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