June 29, 2022

Spurred by a recent obsession with shows like The Gilded Age, I’ve been chasing down any kind of entertainment that can provide that late-19th/early-20th century flavor. I wasn’t expecting to find any good mobile games that capitalized on such a specific — and antiquated — setting, but 80 Days somehow managed to deliver exactly the experience I was hoping for. 

A text adventure from the legendary team over at inkle Ltd (the masterminds behind the acclaimed Sorcery! series), 80 Days is a reimagined take on Jules Verne’s famous novel, Around the World in 80 Days, following the exploits of gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg and his dedicated valet Passepartout.