The Veil is a story-driven adventure game that dives into Windows Phone first

Recently, we've been pointing out games and apps from iOS and Android that have been making their way to Windows Phone Store. It's not often that we see things first on our favorite platform. Here's a promising title that Windows Phone users get to try out first.

The Veil ( is an episodic adventure game that has just been released. You control a submarine and navigate through icy caverns. There are voiceovers that help you to understand the underlying story and mystery. Head past the break to watch the official game trailer.


  • Rich, immersive environments to explore and discover.
  • Dynamic ambient soundtrack by award-winning Wrench (Unmechanical) combined with audio design by Power-Up Audio (Towerfall).
  • 15-25 minute chapter format is perfect for short play sessions on the bus or on break.
  • Relaxing, story-focused gameplay organically woven into a beautiful underwater world.

The Veil is highly focused on storytelling. The game mechanics is very simple. Press and hold anywhere on the screen to guide the submarine. The idea comes from the Canadian Northwest Passage and the ships that vanished there - some of which were never found.

Wayward develops The Veil. The game studio is based in Vancouver, Canada with a background working in the Theatre, which explains the importance of storytelling in their games. In February 2013, the developers received funding from Microsoft and Nokia's AppCampus program.

This initial version of The Veil includes the first chapter and a prologue mini-chapter. There are going to be four chapters in total. As you navigate the submarine, you'll hear several voices, which helps build up the story. If you don't care much about the story, the game becomes boring really quick. The submarine moves very slowly and it gets very frustrating when you reach a dead end, requiring you to turn around.

The Veil is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. Are you interested in this kind of story-driven games? Go download it now and let us know what you think in the comments!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.