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Da Vinci's Demons: The Apprentice pairs an iOS game with the new Starz Original

Josh Smith

Hot on the heels of new Starz Original TV Show, Da Vinci’s Demons, Starz Digital is releasing a companion app for iOS that puts players inside of Da Vinci’s workshop in a game to test their wits. The Apprentice App, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, presents more than 50 brain teasing puzzles to the player, acting as Da Vinci’s apprentice. Like the master inventor himself, you’ll be required to piece together some actual inventions that are commissioned on behalf of some of Florence’s most important residents.

David Katz, Vice President of Digital Media at Starz Digital Media, said, “Series creator David Goyer did such an incredible job weaving historical accuracies and da Vinci’s multitude of talents into the hit STARZ Original series,[that] we see great opportunity extending the experience to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Da Vinci’s inventions always felt like a great jumping off point for a gaming experience and we can’t wait for the fans to get their hands on this one.”

The Apprentice takes advantage of multi-touch technology and requires players create inventions and solve puzzles that are accurate of that particular time in history. That means there will be no laser grids, candy-chomping frogs, or angry flying birds to train (at least, I don’t think Da Vinci trained birds). For those who want to take the experience further, players can do additional investigations of the devices to find collectibles, hidden messages, and even additional functions for the contraptions you’re creating.

If you get stuck, there’s a hint system (don’t be a sissy!), a walkthrough, and basic tutorials to get you on your way. Priced at $2.99, Da Vinci’s Demons: The Apprentice is a value, delivering 60 levels, five true-to-life inventions, and more than 150 artifacts to collect. The app is available NOW!

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