Ink, Mountains, and Mystery is a new game by NetEase, but it’s less a game and more an art project with some game elements. The game was, in fact, jointly developed with the Chinese Imperial Palace.
It’s based off of the Song Dynasty classic A Thousand Li of Rivers, which should be fairly familiar to our Chinese readers, but fairly new to our American audience. This game walks you through classical paintings that have been transformed into game mode, with unique rendering technology that still hasn’t been duplicated in mobile games.
Read on for some tips and tricks for Ink, Mountains, and Mystery!
Being that this game is more about the art than the game itself, it’s fairly simple to play. You’ll get direction from your superiors in this game, so if they ask you to follow them, you follow them, and then get the next direction from them. You’ll always have another direction from your master.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take the time to explore. Wander around a bit and see what the surrounding areas are like.
Tap around and see where you are able to go. Your master might ask you to go there later, so you’ll know better where to tap.
If you put your device down for a bit and then forget where to go, shut the game off and then start it back up again. Once the game starts up again, you’ll get your last set of directions again.
Tap the icon in the upper right hand corner for a settings menu. Here you will be able to toggle the music and the sound. Also, you will be able to toggle the image, which will do away with some of the fog when you turn it off.