What is it?
You are Joe, a custodian working in a tall faceless government building, and you’re the epitome of average. But one day you stumble upon a fatally wounded man who gives you a time travelling device and asks you to prevent humanity from going extinct.
It’s up to you to find out what happened and ensure the survival of the human race.
How does it work?
The Silent Age is a point and click adventure with items to collect and puzzles to solve. You tap the screen to move to that spot, examine areas, and pick up items. When you want to use an item, tap on it in your inventory and then tap on what you want to use it on. Joe provides commentary on what he sees and does and gives handy tips on how you can solve puzzles.
What I like about The Silent Age is that you have to go back and forth in time to get to all of the areas, collect everything you need, and gain access to all of the puzzles. What you do in the past affects the future, and what you see in the future can help in the past. The items you have to collect aren’t hidden, so you don’t have to resort to madly tapping the screen—one of my pet peeves when it comes to adventure games.
The only bad thing is that the story isn’t developed much since your main goal is to get out of town. The only thing you know is everyone died, but not exactly what happened or what you can do to save everyone. Hopefully more will be explained in future episodes.
Is it contagious?
The Silent Age is a fun (albeit short) point and click adventure game with an interesting time travel mechanic and good puzzles. If you like what you see and want more, you can donate to help fund the second episode, which promises more puzzles, more exploration, and more adventure.