March 3, 2016 1:45pm
In a surprising move, Indigo Prophecy (known as Fahrenheit outside North America), an original Xbox and PlayStation 2 era adventure game, has made its way to Android devices.
The story-centric title – ported to mobile by Austin, Texas-based Aspyr Media – tasks the player with directing the game’s action, rather than directly controlling it. Those unfamiliar with this type of game will instantly recognize elements of Telltale’s adventure titles, most notably The Walking Dead Series, as well as retro adventure titles from the mid 90s.
The original version of Fahrenheit was developed by the same David Cage-led Quantic Dream team behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, two more recently released narrative-focused titles that while ambitious, were heavily criticized.
Many believe Indigo Prophecy didn’t receive the attention it deserved because it launched so late into the original Xbox’s lifecycle. With this new android release, the game is getting a second shot at finding an audience.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is available for $13.67 CAD on the Google Play Store, a steep price in this era of free-to-play, but the good news is that it doesn’t feature in-app purchases. It’s unclear if the game has aged well given its original 2005 release date, but the game is a revered mid 2000s classic, so it’s likely worth a quick look.