Category Archives: Reigns

‘Artificial Superintelligence’ Review: Play It, Meatbags!

Artificial Superintelligence By: Grailr LLC Nerial's Reigns (published by Devolver Digital) was one of my favorite games of 2016. It's an incredibly innovative game inspired by Tinder that manages to make simple binary choices super compelling and even quite tricky. It's a perfect fit for mobile devices, as all you need is a body part that can swipe left and right and you're good to go. I didn't review it, but I did make a thorough walkthrough and interview the developer. The game has been highly Read more [...]

AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each game. Snakebird - If you've been paying close attention this year, you probably aren't too surprised to hear that Noumenon Games' Read more [...]

An Interview With ‘Reigns’ Developer François Alliot: The Devil is in the Details

Reigns By: Devolver Digital & Nerial You may have noticed from all my walkthrough guides that I've been playing a lot of the recent iOS, Android and PC release, Reigns. I also had some questions for the developer, François Alliot, and he was nice enough to answer them for me. Enjoy! AppUnwrapper: Hi François. Thank you so much for making time for this interview. I know you must be really busy right now after such a successful release. Reigns hit #2 overall iOS paid apps in the U.S. over Read more [...]

Reigns Walkthrough Guide: How to Unlock All 29 Deaths (Memento Mori)

Reigns By: Devolver Digital (Nerial) This guide will show you how to get all the deaths in Devolver Digital & Nerial's Tinder-like kingdom management game Reigns on iOS, Android and PC. There might be more than one way to get each of these deaths, but I'm giving you ones I know of. If you know of any other ways to get these deaths, feel free to share in the comments. See my other Reigns guides. Spoiler Warning! Swim With the Fish: The easiest way to get this is when you get kidnapped, Read more [...]

Reigns Walkthrough Guide: List of Special Status Effects

Reigns By: Devolver Digital (Nerial) This guide will show you all the special status effects you can get in Devolver Digital & Nerial's Tinder-like kingdom management game Reigns on iOS, Android and PC. I think these are all of them, but please let me know if you've seen any others. Status Effects: Crusader: "The slaughter of infidels is a lucrative way to decrease your population each year." This causes your population to decrease and wealth to increase every second. Clarity: Read more [...]