“There is something about this game that I can’t quite put into words. It’s an unobtrusive experience that tells a thrilling tale set to beautiful art with quality acting, but there is something else here. Something I haven’t felt in a long time while playing a videogame, and I encourage everyone to buy this game and play it a few times. You won’t regret it.” – SteamGameFans
Coming soon on:
GooglePlay, 100% Indie (Samsung app store)
“It is, in short, the most impressive example of interactive storytelling I’ve seen.” – The Guardian / Observer
John Buchan’s incredible espionage thriller is our debut – and the first ever – digital adaptation: a new form of interactive entertainment that merges literature, cinema and gaming. Whether you know The Thirty-Nine Steps inside out, or have never heard of Richard Hannay, this is the classic story as it has never been told before.
“Capturing the intrigue and mystery of the original book, The Thirty-Nine Steps is a visual and aural feast for interactive novel fans.” 148Apps.com
“The 39 Steps is a game that focuses on story rather than gameplay… It is a bold move for developer The Story Mechanics. Luckily for them, it works.” – examiner.com
Here’s what to expect:
The entire story of The Thirty Nine Steps brought to life with incredible HD paintings, real-time visual effects, hand-crafted audio beds and original musical score.
“Even if you’ve read The Thirty-Nine Steps or seen it onscreen, you’ve never experienced anything like this.” April’s #1 Mobile App – fiercemobilecontent.com
Original animated episodes used to tell retrospective character stories and tall tales
“Story Mechanics has spectacularly broken down the core elements of the gripping prose and expertly pieced everything back together in a mish-mash of styles that livens up the original work more so than could ever have been imagined.” – Cubed3
A revolutionary system of text placement that enables location-orientated storytelling
“We loved it. It creates an engaging and very unique way to experience the story.” – ScottishGames.net
There’s also a dozen original story mechanics that underpin the story retelling, with a system of collectables and achievement awards tied into a unique player Profile.
“From the outset, this is a wonderfully atmospheric, immersive app. Richard Hannay’s world is depicted through background illustrations that perfectly complement John Buchan’s text” – The Literary Platform
“And herein resides The 39 Steps majesty: it’s not a videogame for everyone, but it’s a videogame for everyone eager to pursue the notion that the interactive medium can enhance narrative structure.” – electronictheatre.co.uk
“The Thirty-Nine Steps is a brand new reading experience that you will enjoy every step of the way making it worth picking up.” – ApplenApps
Release date: OUT NOW!
Release platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iPads and Android Tablets
More press quotes:
“Everything The Story Mechanics have achieved in this digital adaptation is solid. The illustrations are lovingly detailed; the acting is without a trace of being phoned in. The story is perfectly distilled.” Square-go
“The Thirty-Nine Steps translates brilliantly to the interactive multimedia format—adding color and sound and a stylized, rudimentary animation that succeeds in enabling your imagination rather than spoiling it.” – The Archive
“I very much enjoyed The 39 Steps and and would love to keep “playing” these games!” – internetfreaks.org
“The title does an excellent job of providing an engaging presentation that lets newcomers and people who have read this novel before experience the storyline in a way that genuinely feels different.” – Cosmos Gaming
“Publishing houses could learn a thing or two from The 39 Steps, and see how a simple story can become a real world.” – Little Rockets
“Hopefully we’ll see more works of English literature done in the style of The 39 Steps.” – Gamezebo