I always loved solving puzzles, so I was immediately captivated by the arcane wit in which they were crafted. The simplicity of them was alluring, but they quickly grew more devious.
The nuanced attention to detail presented them as vague, confusing and at times, seemingly incoherent. I had to look for the subtlest of clues to even find an entry point.
I built on what I learned and as I completed them one by one, patterns started to emerge. They seem to be stepping-stones — fragments of something much larger — which, strangely enough, has led me to you. Peculiar, isn’t it?
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What People Are Saying
"From the word 'Go'... it tells you nothing. And you have to work it out for yourself. And that, my friends, that is cool." — James Gilmour for App Spy
"It's brilliant, uncompromising, satisfying, and one of the best games I have ever played on my phone... quite possibly on any platform."
— chanandler of App Army for Pocket Gamer
"The Guides is one of the year’s most interesting puzzle games.
It’s a beautifully designed toy box filled with an enormous variety of code-breaking ciphers and visual riddles..."
— Owen Faraday for Pocket Tactics
"The Guides gets under your skin... you’ll find yourself thinking about it outside of the game and coming back for more." — Jennifer Allen for 148apps
"The Guides immediately has me beguiled and trying to solve its mysteries from an early copy I've gotten to play." — Carter Dotson for Touch Arcade
"What really makes The Guides stand out to me is that everything you need is contained right inside the app. It is a true mobile experience."AppUnwrapper
What are The Guides?
Not your average puzzler
Consisting of hundreds of extremely challenging codes, puzzles and interactive ciphers, The Guides is a journey that will challenge your wit, stretch your imagination and test your ingenuity in unique and innovative ways.
Simply stated, they’re not easy. Progressing will be difficult, but you have the appropriate tools at your disposal.
Everything you need to proceed is — or has been — provided.
Look for clues and patterns to build on what you have learned. Remember what you have seen — for no detail is too subtle or insignificant. As you explore deeper, you’ll begin to unravel the enigma of The Guides.
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