Black Tower Enigma cuts role-play gaming down to just the puzzles

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For years, role-playing adventure games have captured the hearts and minds of gamers around the world. Whether you were catchin’ them all with Pokemon, helping Link rescue Zelda, or bringing back light to the world of Final Fantasy, the games all shared a deep storyline and epic adventure.

Black Tower Enigma has the same deep story development, but instead of traveling across dangerous lands to rescue the damsel in distress, players face riddles and puzzles in a tower of never-ending floors. Solve the puzzle to reveal the stairs to the next level. Eventually you will find your damsel.

Players take on the role of Wigo the Orc, whose wife was mysteriously kidnapped and taken to the top of the Black Tower though a magical dress that was given to her by a fairy.

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Inside the tower, Wigo must discover the secret to revealing the staircase that will lead to the next level. Each floor has a lever, which is only activated after solving the puzzle. For example, on one floor, players must figure out how to get a steel ball from one side of the room to the other without accidentally rolling it out of reach. Every puzzle is completely different and may take multiple guesses to even get close to solving. You may know that the three dice in the middle of the room are part of the puzzle, but what you are supposed to do with them is unknown.

There are clues on each floor. The key is in reading the pages of each book. There are five different books, each with a different story. Some of them include clues to help you solve puzzles, while the others tell the story of elves, dwarves, wizards, and the Black Tower.

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It is vital to read the books and capture the information within the pages in order to discover the clues to unlocking the next floor. Some of the challenges are simple enough, while others will leave you confused and frustrated until the answer is staring you right in the face.

Other things in the rooms are interactive, too. You can put out fires, look inside pots, and check the time. Some items in a room will prove useful, while others are just there to distract you. The only thing you can take with you are the pages of the books you have read, so be sure to check every shelf and gather as much information as possible. It could be the clue you need to get out of the room you are trapped in.

Black Tower Enigma is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for $0.99. Download it in the App Store today.

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