Tears of the Machine – Defender Game Embeds Saga with Mystery and Combat

Last year, Mohamed Elzankaly brought the iTunes community something different with the introduction of Tears of the Machine. Confusing on the surface, this game captured players’ curiosity and ensnared gamers from all over.

At the time, the game was divided into four different chapters or episodes that were unhinged.

Today, we have Tears of the Machine Extended. Elzankaly has soldered the saga into one app that you work your way through, so game play is continuous and the experience, whole.

The scene? It’s year 2085 and you are slowly awakening to sounds of battle all around you. The enemy? The Global Order Coalition.

They have banded together a force to take over and take out anyone who opposes them.

As you slowly come to your senses, you find that there are images of a young girl that flash in your mind, or is it your memory? You can’t quite make out if those are memories or a dream. But you persevere to find out, all the while trying to stay alive – because you know the Coalition is in the wrong, and it must be defeated.

Chock full of interesting challenges and obstacles, Tears of the Machine tests your defender gaming abilities. You start playing in the Prologue and make your way through, with increasing levels of difficulty.

Each win brings you better weaponry and improved skill sets. As you pass through, you open up more doorways out of the Prologue and into the next chapter, Episode 1.

The Extended version of Tears of the Machine has a Prologue, Episode 1, and Episode 2. Episodes 3 and 4 are slated for release at least one year out, but they will come.

What I really liked about the game is that you can play it in different ways. If you are not up for a huge challenge and you want to experience the storyline, then choose Story Mode. If you are less passive and want a more immersed experience, then you must definitely choose the Survival Mode.

As an addition to the previous version of the app, there are Extras, which allows you to explore the gaming world and listen to audio clips throughout, giving you more context and clues as to how you may have gotten there and what your past is about.

There is no shortage of entertainment in this app. There are so many activities and battles to fight, backed by the ongoing storyline that keeps you questioning more and more to uncover where you came from and who you are.

I did find some of the controls to be a bit slow, and had to keep my patience as I moved along through the game, but it may have been caused by other things besides the app. I will have to try it out some more to see if there are any changes.

Other than that, this game is addictive because it collides a world of mystery and unknown identity with a conflict that you must work your way out of. I have not seen too many app with so much action and meaning all wrapped up in one place. Try out Tears of the Machine soon!

Tears of the Machine – Each Successful Steps Reveals your Story

The year is 2085. You’ve been asleep for so long, you don’t remember your name, where you came from how you got here, and why everything has been destroyed. All you have is a faint glimpse into your past, in the form of an image of a girl. Who she is and your connection to her remain unknown; but, it’s what drives you to march past the enemy beings who work for the forces that have taken over – the Global Order Coalition.

Tears of the Machine is the name of the app, given to use by creator Mohamed Elzankaly. You are the machine, of sorts. You are the person that is behind every move of this machine. You have become this machine by donning the mech suit so that you can battle and survive the mayhem that has become your world – all at the hands of the Global Order and all other renegade factions that are out to fracture and destroy the peaceful world you once knew.

As you move about desolate lands, looking for clues to your past and any information that may shed light on the girl that has become a link to it, you must defend yourself against any enemy that comes your way. At first, there will be few that cross your path. As you destroy them, you will collect points, which opens up so many more playing options.

The game itself is divided into four chapters of a story. The neat thing about the game is that you can play it by following the storyline or by just playing it as a survivor game and advancing through levels as you successfully complete playing levels. You can choose either mode and switch between the two, if you wish.

Tears of the Machine screenshot

If you choose the Story Mode, you will see four chapters, the first of which will be the only one available to you, as indicated by the absence of a lock on it. The other three chapters will be visible, but will be locked. As you move through the game, you are navigation through the storyline, which is set before you, giving you context and purpose.

Choose Survival Mode and you will launch straight into game play. You will continuously fight and play, collecting points and climbing up the level ladder. In either gaming mode, you will have the chance to explore several extras, such as the various game worlds and a collection of audio logs that reveal the unknown, helping you uncover the mystery that is at the heart of the game.

The only downside I saw to the game was the simplistic graphics and setup of the game. I found it awkward to move my mechanical robot at first, but eventually figured out how to manipulate his movement and set him on a path to find out what was going on while shooting down anything that looked dangerous.

Overall, this game has brought the survival game onto a new playing field by giving it a storyline on top of which to set purpose to your program. It’s not your typical survivor game, it’s also a mystery. Download Tears of the Machine and find out for yourself.