Redwall: Escape the Gloomer

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Description of App: 

One of a series of six games, The Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer, is created in partnership with Soma Games under license from Penguin Random House UK™ and the Redwall Abbey company™. The Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer is a Conversational Adventure™ game in nine chapters developed by Team Clopas.

Based on the wildly popular best-selling book, Mossflower, and second in the twenty-two book series by Brian Jacques, this interactive tale immerses the Player in the exploits and redemption of Gillig the otter as he tries to overcome his weaknesses, limited resources, and the menace of the monstrous water rat Gloomer.

Before Redwall™ Abbey, there was Kotir Castle, an abandoned fortress built over a large lake near the River Moss. It was taken over by the wildcat Verdauga Greeneyes and his Thousand Eyes army of vermin. Upon his untimely demise, his daughter Tsarmina began her evil rule. Subjugating the woodland inhabitants of Mossflower, this cruel Queen reigned using the army of a Thousand Eyes to collect food tribute from the peaceful forest dwellers. In her arsenal was a very special living weapon. A murderous insane creature kept deep in the bowels of the castle. Captured by her father, Gloomer the Greatrat was rightly feared by all. In these ancient days lived mighty heroes such as Martin the Warrior and Gonff Prince of Mousethieves.

Now our would be champion, Gillig directed by the otter leader Skipper, has been given a very special solo mission. Retrieve an ancient scroll once belonging to Verdauga. On the verge of being exiled from the otter crew, Gillig sees this as an opportunity to prove himself to the otter tribe – if he can overcome his weaknesses.

Your story begins with a descent down a rope into a ruined otter holt near Kotir Castle. What happens next will be totally up to you.

Features:
Narrative based game with emphasis on exploration and overcoming obstacles
Nine chapters of interactive play with rich descriptions
Intuitive UI that enables comfortable reading of text with page controls
Suitable for ages 13+
Character development – progress Gillig from timid otter to noble warrior
Adds to Redwall lore with new backstories and familiar characters alike
Conversational Adventure™ game elements
Original illustrations created specifically for the game
Sound effects and original musical soundtrack
Professional Voice Acting

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free With In-App Purchase

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

12.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

No accessibility whatsoever, which is especially sad as this is a narrative game, or text adventure with sound and music and some minimal visualizations.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling: 

No buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is totally inaccessible.

Other Comments: 

It would probably be a great idea to write to the author and politely point out how great it would be for this one to become accessible, especially since the nature of the game lends itself so well to it. I'm sure they mean well but just haven't thought about it. In case they're low on resources right now, maybe someone should start a money pool or something similar. I, for one, would be ready to provide some funding as soon as I can find a way to do it from where I am, which may be tricky.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@RedwallGame