Shadows Remain: AR Thriller

Halfbrick Studios

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Games 1.0.7 Nov 14, 2017 May 27, 2018 305.3 MB iOS 11.0 or later 12+
New in version 1.0.7

The game no longer collect user data.


Shadows Remain is an augmented reality thriller from the creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Follow one mother’s desperate journey as she attempts to rescue her only son from a dark and malevolent force in this twisted, story-driven adventure which is sure to leave the heart racing.


Boxes fill the hallway. A child’s toys lay scattered across the floor. Chinese takeout litters an otherwise empty benchtop. After an exhausting day of moving, journalist Emma Winters is awoken as the sound of a cell phone echoes throughout her new home. But something is not right.
Who turned on the TV? Is that… music? And what is that god-awful static? Most importantly, where is Alex? As Emma reaches for the television, she has no idea her life is about to change forever… and only you can piece together the story to uncover what happens next.

• Use augmented reality to solve mind-bending puzzles and deceptive optical illusions in a chilling tale spanning several decades.
• Inspect hidden objects and cryptic clues to unravel a disturbing mystery underpinned by jealousy and betrayal. Revisit the past in search of answers.
• Lose yourself in detailed 3D environments which blur the line between cinema, mobile entertainment and AAA gaming.
• Use your device to see behind objects, shift perspective, and reveal that which hides in plain sight. Nothing is as it seems.

WARNING: This game may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Nicki294 on 7/1/2018
It’s very fun but I wish the levels were longer and harder and I also wish there was more levels also the game just ends without a resolution
Can’t find the phone
4205799754588654 on 6/26/2018
That’s definitely not a phone
Not acceptable
sc:pretty-kitty757 on 6/24/2018
The game was okay but it was a waste of time playing bc I never succeed of finding the son and the had to many movement u had to do just to win but not alone the cliffhanger was horrible it was never scary
Incredibly Amazing!!!!
ZNM101 on 5/24/2018
Wow, I’m new to these AR games, and this game was an amazing introduction to them. The graphics were absolutely beautiful, and the puzzles were very intriguing and fun to solve. It was easy to understand and play, but there were some instances where it wouldn’t let me tap on an object. I can’t wait for chapter two, and I’m already subscribed to get updates on it. I’m also extremely grateful that this was all free. I would never have expected something this amazing to be free on the App Store.
Horror Freak Amused
Watzi2ya @KryonikGaming on 5/14/2018
Just gotta say this was amazing just SUPER SHORT..... Overall this is a great conceptual idea and I loved it. I’m not much of a jumper but I definitely did. The sounds are creepy, the story is amazing, the visuals are awesome, and the gameplay is on point! Can’t wait for Chapter 2! Thanks for making this game! More movement for AR Capability would be better and and also bigger rooms or areas to explore would be nice. Thanks again for the 30-45 min “oh shi* fest! Loved it!
The length man!!
🙄😒😞🤢 on 4/21/2018
The length of the story should have been longer. There where what, 3 levels? That was waaay too short for my liking. The story itself was fun and the story was cool, it was just too short.
Demo app that will never be finished
Vegastowerssucks on 4/12/2018
I’m really into AR games right now, and this was one of the big disappointments. The rooms I did play were boring and didn’t keep my attention so I kept closing the game. Ok, I get that it’s a demo app and everything, but why would anyone want to put out something that has no end or resolution to the story? There is a note in the game I’m glad I saw, which states that “the game is on hold for the foreseeable future due to the current state of AR.” The developers must not live in this current world where AR is getting bigger every day. I deleted the app upon reading that, I don’t want to start playing something only to get stuck and realize the game just arbitrarily ends with no real ending. So if you want to play an unfinished demo app only to be disappointed, go ahead. I will be downloading some great finished AR games on the App Store instead.
WITTSEY on 4/7/2018
When is chapter 2 coming out
Blow my mind!
Kfkdo doc on 4/6/2018
This game is so amazing that it blow my mind! The storyline is very interesting and good. I hope they come out with more stories!
Getting irritated
m3g8ug on 4/6/2018
Good story so far but I keep freezing at the tv scene in the beginning
Danajohnny on 4/1/2018
I am stuck in his work shop can someone please tell me how to get out???????? Please help
Wow just wow!!
Raver1241 on 3/19/2018
Possibly one of the best AR games I’ve ever played! Story line was just simply amazing. It took me a good 30ish minutes to beat the game, also games don’t usually scare me, but this was just plain out creepy, so creepy that even my dog was whining to get out of my room! Keep up the good work can not wait to see what’s to come in chapter two! Hopefully in chapter 2 there will be more walking around and not just sitting and or standing in one spot to look around! If the price is reasonable I would not mind paying a little extra to be able to be in a more open real world game!
Great game
05west7side77 on 2/26/2018
First game in a while that excited me on the iPhone. AR is executed well and the gameplay is quite immersive. Doesn’t take very long to complete, but this type of gameplay is not conducive to long duration anyways.
Great game
Breakingdiamond on 2/18/2018
This would be an ultimate game if it was a vr head set iPhone game.. Still great content and graphics.. Also love the music.
Cool Game
hiddenwatts on 2/13/2018
The game is really cool. Story line is short and leaves you hanging in the end but it’s a fun game. Would have gotten 5 stars if it was longer.
Rich bob of never land on 1/28/2018
Loved this game and probably one of my favorites in the AR category. The story line was great and the visuals were too. Just a few things that could be improved a bit :/ First of all the girl narrating the story sounded happy her son was gone and never scared at all so maybe try to make her sound scared and worried in chapter 2. Also the game took me about 35 minutes and I wish soooo bad that it was longer cuz I really enjoyed the puzzles. I loved how creepy and demonic the game was and the creepy dolls and voices. The story was probably the best part of the game though cuz even at some times I got scared. Can’t wait for chapter 2. Also will chapter 2 be a separate app or will it be on the same app just added and you need to pay for it cuz I’m running out of storage.
Fairy Tail Life on 1/25/2018
I can tell by playing this game, was not an easy process, please work on this app and make it the best you could, I love y’all and it will hurt me if y’all say you will, but never do… Please keep it on! Never give up
Blrf awsome on 1/1/2018
Simply the best AR game/app out there right now.
So much potential... Yet severely lacking.
SawyerBby on 12/26/2017
I very much enjoyed the layout and UI of this game, but BEFORE YOU BUY, know that play time for this game is EXTREMELY SHORT and was very, very disappointing. Definitely was NOT worth buying.
Cool game!
DonutHolz on 12/19/2017
Cool game. Graphics were great. Interesting storyline. AR experience is fun. I only have 2 criticisms: 1) at times, it’s difficult to move around; and, 2) at times, the voice of the “spirit” is difficult to understand what it’s saying. But, I enjoyed playing Chapter 1 and am looking forward to release of Chapter 2! I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys first person mystery puzzle games!
Does not work
AceVariable4017/Variouspoisons on 12/18/2017
I try to find a good surface, once I do I look around it several times like it asks but nothing. It gives no result and doesn't work
Muhannad98 on 12/10/2017
I see a huge potential for a genuinely great game, I’m optimistic.
Twstdfirestrtr88 on 12/8/2017
It was a cool game!! I would really like to have played a longer version though!!! Too short, but still really good!!
It’s cool but...
Nedy Bonz on 12/7/2017
I cant anchor the game to my cat.
Creepy yet loveable
bballersweater12 on 12/5/2017
With a unique way of playing the game, it’s refreshingly scary 👻 all 👁 can say is 🗣 CAN’T WAIT FOR CHAPTER 2❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️
Astonishing! Although...
alex.veins on 12/4/2017
I personally enjoyed this to no other extent. Had no problems playing like bugs and glitches but I feel it should've been longer and/or more to explore. As much as I enjoyed the dollhouse feel, I think I should've been for a 360 point of View. Can't wait to see what chapter two has to bring to the table!
cjz1995 on 12/4/2017
But where is my “Chinese” ?
The way AR should be done
Purple Ponka on 12/4/2017
I have never written an app review but this one deserves it. This is fantastic, the way AR should be done. Definitely looking forward to chapter 2.
Great concept
fino zin on 12/3/2017
Prob because my room wasn’t bright enough but the virtual room would run off. Also I couldn’t make it past the voice actress’ smug attitude in the game. Would of been better if she had a more serious tone to match the “suspense” the game was trying to pull off. Also that supernatural voice wasn’t convincing either. As I said great concept...just if it would of been a bit more serious it would of hit the mark. Of course IMO.
To the people having trouble
Hdbhh on 12/3/2017
It’s all about perspective ! And I can’t wait still the full GAME😱😜
A different perspective......;)
TinaMcKinney (TeenyBeany) on 12/2/2017
Great game would love more involvement such as using objects, having an inventory and a LOT longer and more in depth storyline. This game has great potential!!!!!!!!!!!!🖤🖤🖤x2
Mad game
Hssbfmfkznd on 12/1/2017
Awesome Ar game plus it’s free
Gotta try this one
Skeb on 12/1/2017
Awesome concept and very well execution
Sweet game
Al babes on 11/29/2017
Excellent concept and design. I’d love to have more freedom as a player; more space to wonder about the mystery and less talking. The effects are scary and cool as they are; but the acting completely takes you out of it. Even a minimally subtitled narrative would do wonders, just please, don’t let the character be so involved with cynical thoughts at every step. “Ah, my two adorkable boys...” I got goosebumps during the whole game though. This thing is wicked.
Ilove2wine on 11/28/2017
Love this game! Great graphics and sound. Love the creepy concept. Totally bummed that there was only one chapter! I can’t wait to see the rest!
Wiskero32 on 11/28/2017
Literally one of the best iPhone games i’ve played, the only thing i don’t like is that is too short but if they made a longer version i wouldn’t mind paying for it. it is really gooooood 🙈🖤
HeyItsUrBoiAngel on 11/27/2017
The canary made me rage, I COULDN'T FIND IT!! I found its shadow, but no canary. The game is pretty much impossible from there.
*Scotty* on 11/22/2017
This game is amazing. I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it was as it is free! The concept, mechanics, and how it made me use my phone the get around in the game was great! Only thing I would say is the voice actress doesn’t do a great job at sounding the least bit scared. Sounds more sarcastic than anything. But still, it’s a great game!
Good game
spyninja34 on 11/22/2017
I want to see more of this game
Extremely well executed sample
Pat6897 on 11/20/2017
Looking forward to a release and possible series of games like this. Even as a sample piece, it was engaging. Plenty of room for growth and improvements, too!
Shadows remain
GMarie@@33 on 11/20/2017
Although I like the 3D nature of the box, it is incredibly difficult to see things in there. I found the items accidentally without seeing them.
Good but
Caddidid on 11/20/2017
This game is cool and all but, when it comes to the part where she is looking for her son after the call cuts out, I can’t seem to do anything :/ I honestly loved the start of it, and how the call ended added a whole lot of suspense and left a creepy atmosphere which had me considering whether or not to check the doors or the tv, I love that, but the fact I can’t do anything there anyways, I am left in suspense.
The AR killer app.
MaximiliumM on 11/19/2017
This is the first game that showed me AR’s potential. I really enjoyed my time with it. One suggestion though: I would prefer to be immersed in the environment (like a 360° video) instead of looking at it from a dollhouse perspective. I tried anchoring it on the floor and on the table, both were a little uncomfortable for me. Keep up the good work!
Nothing to see here
Graevon on 11/18/2017
Title says it all after the intro it accesses our camera and well that’s it I can see whatever my camera is pointed at there is nothing else tried reloading, making sure camera had permissions, etc. I even tried contacting them but never got a single reply, the beginning tutorial is even incorrect about the option available in settings. Seems like someone’s idea of a joke honestly don’t know but not worth my time.
Why AR?
St_aker on 11/17/2017
The AR takes alot from this game. Can you guys make an option to NOT have AR?
Free for a reason
Heievfhrieigegf on 11/17/2017
This is free because it is effectively the appropriate length for a game intro The backstory is almost nonexistent Will not purchase later chapters
Absolutely amazing
isThisOneTaken23 on 11/17/2017
With arkit being so new, and what’s out there now being largely early tech demo like; this game for me signals a great step forward in production quality. I very rarely give 5 stars. It does more then just demonstrate ar; it does so with what feels to be a very immersive and quality gaming experience. Need more of this for sure. Definitely shows what competent game designers and developers can accomplish when more fully vested in a product created with this tech. Can’t wait for more Just FYI; I am using an iPhone 8.
Doesn’t work
Ubyhehehe on 11/17/2017
The ar won’t work it’s literally just showing the camera it doesn’t have the part that’s supposed to appear
Fantastic concept
Fitzro07 on 11/16/2017
I like the concept and the perspective of the game. I was twisting and turning trying to find the right angles for things but with all new things the AR needs some work. I found the room flying away from me as I played and had to recalibrate a few times. The game play was also alittle short but over all I enjoyed playing it very well done.
Mo345768 on 11/16/2017
Doesn’t let me start the game. Can’t seem to use AR, even with a well lit, textured area. Hopefully this gets fixed because i would love to play
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