Saturday, 23 June 2012

Real Paranormal Events come to your Smartphone

Invoke Bloody Mary on iPad and Android
We all enjoy scares, whether it's of the gory Hostel type on the big screen, archaic tales of Vampires; horrific fireside tales or even Silent Hill type gaming. But now there's something new for your Android and iOS devices, something that's perhaps a little too close to our primal fears and brings terror to our Smartphones in unique and uncomfortable ways.


Is Bloody Mary Ghost Adventure a game for mobiles like the Silent Hills and Shattered Memories of the past , or does the fact it's on mobile offer something different. Yes, is the perhaps nerve racking answer, play for a little while and you'll understand why the thrills are cut through with some very close to nerve jangling moments. The use of your devices real time clock in particular lends a degree of ominousness to the horror app not found in other shock horror game versions. 
In true spirit to the review , we first started our initial play through at just before midnight. The sound and ambience brought about by the app making the experience really come alive. Like Dead Space on mobile it's recommended to play Bloody Mary with headphones. The audio for the game really brings about an atmosphere suitable for this type of scary app. 


The graphics too are very well wrought with a good mixture of 3d and Hand drawn graphics also bringing the horror to life. We've reviewed the game on a Samsung Galaxy S3, the large screen brings the horror to the fore, but on an Android tablet or the iPad it will be a very tense experience.


A real Ouija Board App? BM is filled with
ghost finding paraphenalia
Clever ideas like the already mentioned time bound dynamic events are joined by real world ghost hunting equipment with a so called EMF monitoring app running alongside the game. A good twist that combined with the subject matter makes you hesitant to just think of this interactive experience as a game.


Horror App with Hand drawn graphics
What we really like about  Bloody Mary Ghost Adventure is that the subject matter of the historical spook is lent a great deal of vivacity. All teenagers soon learn of the game to evoke Bloody Mary and the app plays upon this with the app description stating :
Bloody Mary Project is a mix of Adventure Game with real paranormal scanning, so if you meet Mary and succeed to invoke her using this app there's a high chance that your place is haunted.


The "game" doesn't start with a traditional "Start" button either, but the tempting but scary words "invoke her" will set you off on the path to damnation. I'm ashamed to admit that due to the lore surrounding BM I was hesitant to even press the invoke button, that's how much the game plays with your perceptions! The game is constantly updated with new chapters released each month with an indeterminate end state. As a new form of interactive entertainment for Mobile devices Bloody Mary Ghost Adventure( App store Link ; Google Play Link) is an experience to appeal to those who are brave or foolish enough to use their Android and iOS devices to explore the supernatural; we bear no responsibility for what might happen...

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