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Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: VERY SHORT :: Read Our Full Review >>

Scarlett and the Spark of Life is a well made pixel hunter/puzzler that blends slick animations with witty, self aware dialogue to create a fun game world.

What's New

★ OpenFeint Achievements ★

Are you the local Scarlett expert?
★ Can you tap like a wild person and race through the adventure in super-quick time?
★ Can you play a certain well-known tune on the graveyard contraption?
★ Can you delve into Gherkin’s dark psyche and uncover a softer side?
★ Can you stoop to telling terrible bee jokes?
Prove your worth with eleven new OpenFeint Achievements!

App Description

★ Finalist in the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011, Adventure/RPG category! ★
★ Top ten in the ‘Role Playing’ category in 50 countries ★
★ Thanks for all the amazing 5-star reviews! ★

Please do read our blog post if you're wondering about Scarlett Episode 2: http://bit.ly/JnRcYy

★ About the game ★

Kidnapped? Standard princess procedure dictates dutifully awaiting rescue by a knight in shining armor.

But Scarlett isn’t dutiful. She’s angry. She’s going to start a fight, make a daring escape, and ride into the sunset on an egotistical mechanical horse built from spare parts. Hang on…

Scarlett and the Spark of Life is the first episode of the Scarlett Adventures, lovingly crafted in the spirit of classic ‘point and click’ adventures exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

★ Features ★

★ An angry princess with a crowbar
★ A talking horse with a god complex
★ A hilarious tale of mystery, deceit, and psychopathic furry animals

Do you really need anything else? Yes? Okay:

★ Frustration-free ‘point and tap’ gameplay built specifically for the iPhone / iPod Touch
★ Explore an eclectic alpine village and figure out its puzzling secrets
★ Battle, belittle and/or befriend an eccentric cast of characters
★ Go behind the scenes with the unique Visual Commentary mode
★ Test your mettle with integrated OpenFeint Achievements

Scarlett and the Spark of Life: an offbeat adventure that fits in your pocket.

★ Reviews ★

★ Jayisgames: “The writing in this game is nothing short of brilliant … a must-buy title for any iPhone/iPod Touch owner!”
★ Paste Magazine: “Remarkably assured”
★ GameZebo 4/5: “Sublimely simple touch controls”
★ Wired: “Excellent story”
★ Slide to Play 4/4: “The visual developer commentary is a great incentive to replay the game”
★ Pocket Gamer 8/10: “Charming visuals, sharp writing, and interesting puzzles”
★ AppSpy 4/5: “A beautiful and satisfying adventure”
★ Game on Mac 5/5: “This was seriously one of the best games that we’ve ever played. If you don’t pick this up, you’re missing out.”
★ Eurogamer 8/10: “This is a hugely promising start for Launching Pad Games. More, please.”

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

November 28, 2011 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
December 02, 2010 Initial Release

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