When it initially released in the bygone days of the original Xbox, Fahrenheit (which was called Indigo Prophecy in North America) was something of a game without a niche to call its home. The story-centric model that has the player “directing” the action rather than taking part in it more viscerally left the creators and fans alike struggling to identify its genre. Although this form of storytelling is by no means commonplace a decade later, we have seen success with similar models through the likes of Heavy Rain, which was developed by the same team.
Some believe Fahrenheit didn’t quite get the attention it deserved, but it did develop a fairly enthusiastic cult following. Now the supernatural murder-mystery “interactive film” is getting a second shot at finding its audience, this time on the Android platform. They smashed both the names together with a colon, but it’s still the same full console game you remember. If you didn’t play through this unusual thriller back when Hollaback Girl and Boulevard of Broken Dreams were annihilating the airwaves, then you should seriously check it out now.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is going for $9.99 in the Google Play Store, which may feel a little steep in the era of free-to-play, but this is a full game with no in-app purchases, a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end (kind of), and state of the art graphics… You know, at the time. Definitely worth forking over the cash for this one, but if you disagree, let us know why in the comments below.