TSS v1.02 Released and TSS Android Announced
Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:12
We’ve just released our v1.02 update for The Shadow Sun on iOS. Included are a new pet dog companion that you can feed, play with, and have fight alongside you, a brand new app icon, and an improved camera that fixes the issues some players reported to us. We’ve also put the game on sale for the first time since release, for $4.99, so grab it while you can!
We are also happy to announce our upcoming Android version of The Shadow Sun for the Google Play Store! Currently, we’re looking for beta testers for our open beta, so if you’re interested in trying out the game on your Android phone or tablet, then go to our forums to sign up!
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:20
Grab It Magazine has reviewed The Shadow Sun in its first issue and given it a 90% score! Reviewer Garry Balogh had awesome things to say about the game (after playing it twice!) and summed it up with the following:
Ossian Studios has created a world that feels like it has always been there, with its lore and world constructed with love. Add exciting combat and hours of quests, and The Shadow Sun is a genuine iOS RPG classic that could make a console jealous.
Also included in the article is a detailed Q&A with Alan Miranda, discussing the origins of TSS, the challenges of working on the iOS platform, and what the future of The Shadow Sun may hold. Grab It Magazine is a new indie digital magazine for iPad covering indie iOS games.
Since the last review round-up, we’ve had some other great reviews as well:
Arcade Sushi - 8.5/10
This is a full-fledged RPG that you can take with you, just in case you want to escape to another world and become an epic badass. If you’re a fan of RPGs at all, then The Shadow Sun belongs in your Games folder.
AppSmile - 4/5
With its engaging story, multiple locales to explore, and its cast of interesting characters, RPG fans should find themselves quite engaged.
GamerHeadquarters - 90%
The Shadow Sun has a huge world with great 3D graphics, this creates an experience that all RPG lovers will want to get lost in.
Monday, 23 December 2013 06:39
Happy Holidays! Here’s a round-up of all the latest reviews for The Shadow Sun, with a slew of positive comments. So far, we’re averaging an iPhone Quality Index of 8.2!
Slide To Play - 4/4
The Shadow Sun is one of the most captivating experiences I’ve had with a role-playing game in quite some time. The story, characters, and the world around you are all so vibrant and alive that you can’t help but want more.
Digitally Downloaded - 4.5/5
The Shadow Sun floored me from start to finish.
Pocket Gamer - 8/10 (Silver Award)
A labour of love by and for gamers, The Shadow Sun replicates a tabletop RPG experience almost perfectly - right down to the carefully crafted fantasy world in which it's set.
Pocket Gamer (France) - 82% (Silver Award)
In the end, The Shadow Sun is an enjoyable experience. The solo adventure is rather long and offers a beautiful diversity of sidequests, in addition to offering a well-done visual world.
TouchArcade - 4/5
With a compelling story, plenty of content, and a character customization system that works, Shadow Sun succeeds in its goal as a Western RPG.
Gear Diary (Scoreless)
The Shadow Sun has been a long time coming … but after playing it I am confident in saying it was worth the wait. If you are an RPG fan and have an iPad, you will not be wasting your money buying this game.
Touch, Tap, Play - 8/10
The Shadow Sun is an epic game that keeps you busy for hours, delights your senses with the great graphics and eventually leaves you wanting more.
Portable Gaming Region - 73%
The Shadow Sun is pretty much what I imagine a “real” Dragon Age mobile game should be.
App-s.ru - 4/5
The Shadow Sun is one of the few truly great RPGs for the iPhone, iPad and in the absence of competitors could easily sit next to Baldur's Gate.
Pocket Tactics - 4/5
The most striking thing out of all The Shadow Sun’s competent handiwork is the story.
Gamezebo - 4/5
A whole lot of RPG for your pocket.
iPlayApps.de - 8/10
The Shadow Sun is a well-made RPG with only minor weaknesses.
If you like to go on an epic adventure with a touch of Skyrim, for the fraction of the price, you should look directly into The Shadow Sun.
The Shadow Sun is an absolutely astoundingly beautiful RPG set in a desert kingdom of golden cities, sand and palm trees, with actual camels.
The Chatroom (Scoreless)
This game feels like a great game to end 2013 on and a stand-out RPG on iOS to stand right next to the likes of Ravensword and KOTOR.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 02:47
The Shadow Sun has made its worldwide debut in the Apple App Store today! If you’ve been itching to play a great iOS RPG over the holidays, with thrilling combat, compelling story, meaningful role-playing choices, and a beautiful world to explore, then look no further. Priced at $7.99 for a limited time holiday sale, grab it while you can before it returns to its regular price of $9.99 on December 28th.
From the Ossian Team:
It was almost 4 years ago exactly (December 2009) that we sat down and decided to go all in and make an iOS RPG the likes of which nobody had ever seen on the Apple App Store. Since that time, many things have changed on the platform, but our vision and persistence never did. With The Shadow Sun, we released the deep, story-driven role-playing game we set out to achieve, and we’re extremely proud of the accomplishment. We hope you have fun playing it!
Thursday, 12 December 2013 02:06
Get your sword, spell book, and iDevices ready! In exactly one week from today, on December 19, 2013, The Shadow Sun will be released in the Apple App Store worldwide!