In May 2017, developer Pine Studio launched a game titled Faraway: Puzzle Escape on the App Store. This was a first-person adventure/puzzle game heavily inspired by Myst, a classic game of the genre. The game took players to ancient Mayan ruins where they had to explore and solve various puzzles of different types to discover the many secrets hidden within. Faraway’s extreme beauty and smooth touchscreen control earned it a lot of love from players.

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Faraway: Puzzle Escape was well-loved by its players

This paved the way for a sequel to be released in November of the same year. Titled Faraway 2: Jungle Escape, this sequel brought the mechanics and atmosphere of the first game to jungle environments. Not stopping there, Pine Studio released another sequel, Faraway 3: Arctic Escape, last May, just before the first anniversary of the original game. This third title took players to a snowy world, and was supposed to mark the end of Faraway. However, this week, the developer suddenly launched a new addition to the series called Faraway 4: Ancient Escape. You can watch the game’s trailer below:

From the trailer, we can see that Faraway 4: Ancient Escape takes place in a Greek/Roman influenced world. Of course, the familiar visual style and puzzles of the previous games are all still there. The unexpected release of this fourth title is definitely a pleasant surprise to fans of the series.

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Perhaps the best thing about the Faraway franchise is that it has a very friendly pay mechanic. All four games allow you to download and play for free up to a certain point, normally about halfway through. By then, you will definitely know if you want to purchase the full game. If you do, you are also given the option of either buying the chapters separately or getting the whole thing at once (which will be cheaper). With that being the case, there is no reason for you not to check out Faraway 4: Ancient Escape, and other Faraway games while you are at it, if you haven’t already.