Blackbar for iOS: Your Very Own PRISM-Like Sci-Fi Adventure Put to Text
With most of the documents released by the NSA being an exercise in fitting as few letters as possible between strings of black bas, it's no wonder that a whole slew of [Redacted]-oriented games have been cropping up. The newest comes in the form of a surprisingly engrossing, interactive app composed entirely of text.
What does it do?
Takes you on an adventure as you become the character Vi, who's attempting correspondence with a sister that works at the fictional Department of Communications. Given the nature of her position, much of her letters become censored by the time you get your hands on them, so it's up to you to try to decode the mysteries hidden within. Tap blacked out words to fill in what you think the
Why do we like it?
Although the app-presumably-takes its inspiration from certain real-life events that start with a "P" and end with "RISM," it's still a welcome breath of fresh air amidst an otherwise tiresome app ocean of photo filters, to-do lists, and alarm clocks-so. many. alarm clocks.
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Blackbar, Download this app for: iOS , Free
The Best: Highly creative
The Worst: iOS-only