The 'Reigns' Adventure Game App Unfolds Through Left and Right Motions

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 16, 2016
'Reigns' is the name of an adventure game app that takes inspiration from the simple swipe interface used in apps like Tinder for its choose-your-own-adventure storytelling format.

As the name of the app suggests, players put themselves in the shoes of a monarch in order to rule as with kindness or an iron fist. As with life, each decision made has impacts on future decisions and the story as a whole. Ultimately, players are challenged to strike a balance between the church, the people, the army, and the treasury, each of which is represented as an icon on the main screen.

The simplicity of the game is what makes it so successful and engaging as a text-based adventure.