Short Game Description

The Guides is a cryptic journey consisting of hundreds of extremely challenging puzzles, interactive ciphers and visual riddles that are guaranteed to pleasantly frustrate your wit and test your ingenuity. As you explore deeper, you’ll begin to unravel the enigma of The Guides, and perhaps reveal the true purpose of these mysterious messages.

Full Game Description

Consisting of hundreds of extremely challenging puzzles, interactive ciphers and visual riddles, 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 as for no detail is too subtle or insignificant. As you explore deeper, you’ll begin to unravel the enigma of The Guides, and perhaps reveal the true purpose of these mysterious messages.

Peculiar, isn't it?

Game Features

  • Currently Four Sections and 100 pages, with all future content updates included free. No In-App Purchases.
  • Meticulously designed interactive puzzles and ciphers with each being more unique than the last.
  • Piece together the fragmented story to reveal the source of the messages.
  • Various game mechanics such as the code interface screen and the title bar to provide added layers of support.
  • Integrated decoding tools — including morse, binary and many more — to assist you on your journey.
  • Ability to save screenshots to keep track of invaluable clues and notes.
  • A distress support system is available if you find yourself stuck, but use sparingly, for your transmissions are limited.

"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 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 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

"I’m itching to jump into the game and unravel the story behind The Guides." Tom Christiansen for Gamezebo

"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

"The Guides is enthralling, magical and absolutely worth experiencing for yourself..." Vladimir Knight for YALOH

"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

Interested In Featuring The Guides?

If you are interested in featuring or writing a review about The Guides, contact Luke Lisi at [email protected] to request a promo code.

Please feel free to use any assets on this site and if you don't see what you need, we are happy to assist you in any way possible, just let us know what we can do to help. Luke or Kevin are available directly to answer any questions and we're also open for an interview.


Pre-Release Trailer (1:13) on YouTube



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About The Creators

Luke Lisi


Game Design  |  Graphics  |  Story  |  Sound

Luke Lisi is a Digital Designer and Art Director living and working in Kansas City. Luke has been studying, writing and designing various puzzles and codes for five years.

Kevin Bradford


Programming  |  Development

Also living in Kansas City, Kevin Bradford has independently developed and released multiple children's learning games that have generated over 7 million downloads to date.

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