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The Talos Principle Out Now For iOS

Philosophical androids out on Apple.
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After announcing last month that The Talos Principle would be “coming at some point this year,” developer Croteam has released the first-person puzzler to Apple’s App Store for $4.99.

The Talos Principle places players in the role of an android that is brought to life in a large garden to solve puzzles. As the game and story progress, how technology and human civilization have been intertwined are uncovered, challenging what the meaning of life that has been passed down happens to be. There are 120 puzzles to unravel along with the philosophical story, and the mechanics develop as everything progresses toward one of the multiple endings.

Croteam has implemented a control structure that takes advantage of the platform’s touch screen. MFi controller support has also been included for those that are looking to replicate the original experience.

That $4.99 price point is a significant drop from desktops and consoles that typically retail between $40 – 60.

The expansion Road to Gehenna hasn’t been included with the port, with no word from the development team if they will be bringing it to iOS in the future as an in-app purchase.

The Talos Principle is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Android, and now iOS.

About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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