Supernatural mystery game, Oxenfree, has made its way to iOS App store. First debuted on 15th January of last year as a console game, it has reached a huge popularity and became teenagers' favorite of 2016. Oxenfree has also been listed in nominations of The Game Award for Best Narrative, BAFTA Games Award for Narrative and BAFTA Games Award for Debut Game in 2016. Now, fans of graphic adventure video game, Oxenfree, can experience the game on their iPhone or iPad. American video game developer, Night School Studio, developer of Oxenfree, ported the game to iOS beautifully, adding a special feature called 'custom touch controls.'
Oxenfree is built on the theme of teenage horror films of the 1980s' and blends the story with realistic characters. The aesthetic of the game is beautifully made from a 2.5D perspective. The gameplay covers elements like paranormal and supernatural events.
The famous video games' magazine of New York, Kill Screen describes the game as, "Oxenfree stands firm as a smart supernatural tale that crawls to a chilling end".
Oxenfree narrates the story of a group of teenagers heading to Edwards Island for a weekend party. But, the peppy party turns into a thrilling environment when they find out a mysterious cave where supernatural incidents happen for certain radio frequency. The game is focused on the main character named Alex, and she gets hold of the radio that allows her to communicate with another dimension. Players will play the game as Alex and will be able to interact with many other characters like Ren, Jonas, Clarissa and Nona. As the game continues, they will discover a secret little house and encounter supernatural and paranormal occurrences. In order to save their lives, players have to solve the puzzle by searching right frequency of Alex's radio.
The gameplay of Oxenfree is pretty much similar to Netflix's famous series called, Stranger Things. US's famous newspaper, Los Angeles Times quoted the game saying, "What Stranger Things was to Netflix, Oxenfree was to the video game world."
The special thing about the game is its dialogue. While wandering around the island or running away with fear, players can still talk and can also choose their dialogue. It is a very well written puzzle game. With the special launch of Oxenfree's in iOS, Night School Studio offers the game for $3.99 for 20% discount, but it costs $5.49 on iTunes of Canada.