#Tiger Style best known for their award winning title #WakingMars, just #announced Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon, now available via Steam for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC, as well as for iOS. A follow-up to their 2009 iPhone smash hit, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor.
It gets easy to miss the deeper parts of Spider, because unlike many games you’re never forced to get excellent at gameplay, understand the story, etc. Tiger Style believe the best Spider gameplay happens when you play for high scores. A different experience entirely, where you must employ the agility and careful planning of a Spider.
In Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon, you play a jumping spider. You can walk on walls and ceilings, jump, and use your silk to create threads. Draw any shape with those threads and a web will form inside, which is how you catch the variety of insects found at each location. As you make your way from room to room, you realize that you are really exploring an abandoned estate, riddled with mysteries, clues, and puzzles.
Web Crafting, Insect Hunting Gameplay
You are a spider on the hunt! Build webs of your own design to trap and eat a wide variety of dynamic insects, each with its own behaviors and vulnerabilities. You must possess the agility and cunning of a spider to master the deep scoring system and top the per-level leaderboards in this unique, innovative blend of action, strategy, and puzzle gameplay.
Your Real World Time and Weather .. Inside The Game!
Prepare to be immersed as never before. Spider uses your location to reflect the time of day and weather in the game with that outside your window. Moths, fireflies, and crickets only come out at night. When it rains in real life, the rain also falls on Blackbird Estate. Play on a stormy night when lightning electrifies the top of the tower, or explore during a full moon when rare moths can be found.
Hours and Months of Replayable Content
Over 30 unique levels, each of which features redesigned gameplay in all 4 conditions, along with shuffled content and multiple areas, leading to countless combinations of challenges, collectibles, environments, secrets to discover, and high scores to master. Collect dozens of insects, multiple spider skins, and 48 achievements of increasing difficulty.
Solve Cryptic Puzzles and Unravel the Mystery
Welcome to Blackbird Estate, an abandoned mansion built long ago by an enigmatic secret society for a mysterious purpose, unknown even to the family who until recently lived here. Use the map to explore the grounds, collecting clues that can be pieced together to open hidden passages, decrypt secret messages, and uncover long-buried secrets. The clues may help you solve the estate’s 7 puzzles, but you’re on your own when it comes to the ultimate mystery: The Rite of the Shrouded Moon!
A Story of Spider Proportions
What really happened at Blackbird Estate? Slip under the floorboards and through keyholes for a spider’s unique perspective on this dramatic story told in the background without text or dialog. Piece together the tattered tale of a mad inventor, a brave child, and an adventurer of the high seas who hides a dark secret. Search for clues at a crime scene, a faulty time machine, and a graveyard full of unexpected surprises.
Two Games In One
Play for high scores and the story won’t slow you down. Or if you prefer to solve the mystery, you can ignore the leaderboards entirely. Do both for the greatest challenge, or neither to breeze your way to the exciting conclusion. Spider allows you to seamlessly customize your experience and decide what kind of gameplay you’re in the mood for.
The Steam Version features precision aiming mechanics designed for both gamepad and mouse/keyboard, along with a wide, high resolution view, essential tools for topping the leaderboards.
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon is definitely a unique type of game and at the same time presents a unique gameplay. Both the game and the soundtrack are currently discounted 10% on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC, but only until August 13th.
For more information, check out the official Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon website, make sure to follow Tiger Style on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.