Year Walk round-up!

Year Walk was released a few days ago, so we thought it would be nice to make a little round-up. The reception has been quite overwhelming, and all the kind words you have been sending our way means a lot to us.

Apple has featured the game in the App Store, and made it Editor’s Choice in a lot of English speaking countries! It peaked at 3 in the iPad overall charts in the US and is currently still in the Top 10! So nice!

Year Walk has currently got a metascore of 92 at Metacritic, which means that it is now the highest rated game of 2013 (together with Fire Emblem: Awakening, which was released in Japan last year). Be careful when clicking some of those reviews though if you haven’t played yet; some contains serious spoilers.

Here are some selected qoutes from and links to some of the spoiler-free reviews!

“An iOS game like nothing else you’ve seen on the format to date.
This is a brave and truly original work, and if this is what happens when Simogo explores its dark side, it should do so more often.”

Edge – 9/10

“Elegant and artful, Year Walk is an unmissable piece of work – and one that is surprisingly hard to disentangle yourself from once it’s done. You can close the app and put down the phone, but the forest may spread beyond its glassy confines, its spindly, silver-skinned trees taking root in your own home, your own dreams.”
Eurogamer – 9/10

“A game this distinctive, this different, this thrillingly new is the best possible demonstration of the format’s versatility; indeed, of the narrative power of the interactive medium. Simogo has made something very special here.”
The Telegraph – 5/5

“It’s a gripping, somber, atmospheric, and elegantly-designed game, and everyone should play it.

I’ve never played anything quite like it.”

Touch Arcade 5/5

“An incredible showcase for the potential of tablet games and will undoubtedly become influential over the next few years.”
CVG – 9/10

“Simogo has packed Year Walk with a hefty share of spine-tingling jump scares, but it’s these external trappings that cause the game’s lore to get under your skin and stick with you long after your phone or tablet has been turned off.”
Gamezebo – 4,5/5

“Year Walk is smart, thrilling, and absolutely stunningly crafted. It’ll throw you for a loop, leaving you transfixed to the screen until you shake out all of its dark secrets.”
Mac|Life – 5/5

“As with any good page-turner, you won’t want to put this game down until you get to the end. It’s quite a journey, too. Year Walk is a beguiling adventure, and a truly memorable experience.”
Pocketgamer – 8/10

Also, here’s a good interview with The Telegraph.
… And a nice article on The Verge

Thanks to everyone who bought the game and helped us spread the word about it.

You’re the best!

Year Walk is out NOW!

It’s true, but almost unbelievable. This thing we have worked on for almost 10 months is now out worlwide.
Thank you for being so enormously patient in your wait for this experience. We hope that it can live up to your expectations.

We know the urge can be strong, but we definitely recommend not watching any gameplay videos of Year Walk. Going in fresh is the best way to experience this game.

Try to not get lost in the woods. And don’t panic.

Happy year walking.

Year Walk Companion + RELEASE DATE!

OK! We have two pieces of amazing news for you.
First of all: We are proud, happy and relieved to present YEAR WALK COMPANION!
What’s that? A companion? YUP! A FREE guide app containing information and neat things about the creatures and phenomena in Year Walk. This is Theodor’s baby as much as it is Simogo’s. It has turned out into a super cool little thing, and we are pretty proud of it!

And the second piece of news is:
This neat little app AND Year Walk will launch on FEBRUARY 21st!

Let us celebrate this with a brand new trailer:

Head over to for new screens and info!

Here’s a copy+paste of the PR going out today:

Simogo is happy to announce Year Walk Companion – a reference guide app to the mysterious myths and creatures encountered in the highly anticipated game Year Walk. A free mini-encyclopedia to keep handy when playing, or in preparation of your adventure. Or perhaps for contemplation after having finished your year walk?

Year Walk Companion covers a range of forgotten beliefs and superstitions and goes deeper into the subject of year walking, as well as the supernatural beings found in the game.

Created in collaboration with folk lore and ethnology expert Theodor Almsten, the free Year Walk Companion is essential to those who wish to get the most out of Year Walk.

Year Walk and Year Walk Companion will be available on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad February 21st.

About Year Walk
In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve cryptic puzzles, touch and listen in your search to foresee the future and finally discover if your loved one will love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year’s Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.