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“One of the most essential iOS games of the year. Proves just how interesting and vital gaming as a medium can be. 9/10” —Pocket Gamer
“Grayout is exceptional as a game, as a compelling narrative, as an experiment in communication. It is simple, poignant, and horrifying.” —Gamezebo
Grayout is an aphasiac text game set in a medical dystopia. It’s a prequel to the censorship game Blackbar.
In Grayout, you play Alaine, a rebelious resident of the totalitarian community called The Neighborhood, who wakes up in a hospital research lab following an accident… or so she is told. The game is a series of conversations with hospital staff, made challenging by Alaine’s post-traumatic aphasia—a disorder that affects one’s ability to process language.
Grayout simulates the experience of having a word on the tip of your tongue, the frustration of knowing what you mean but not how to say it, the feeling of being overwhelmed by the runaway thoughts inside your head and struggling to reign them in.
This is a game for fans of text adventures, interactive fiction, word puzzles, story-driven games, and emotional simulations.
“Marvelous.” —The Guardian, The best iPhone and iPad apps of 2015
“Liked Blackbar? This is harder but also cleverer. Lots more feels too. Prepare your brain.” —Sam Barlow of 'Her Story'
We hope your stay in the Neighborhood Hospital is pleasant and brief. Get well.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

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Here's what's been fixed in 1.0.3:
• Updated to fix a crash in iOS 13
• Properly supports newer iPhones



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Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


iOS 11.4 or later


iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SESecondGen, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad ProFourthGen, iPad ProFourthGenCellular, iPad ProSecondGen, iPad ProSecondGenCellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)



Customer Ratings

All Versions

8 Ratings

Customer Reviews


Version 1.0.2
Starts out well. Until context starts to shift and you’re left with dozens of possibilities where only one is deemed correct. Goes from challenging to tedious surprisingly quickly.

A simple idea well executed

Version 1.0.2
A good story with a very simple method of execution, well worth the cost for the time and entertainment it brings - recommended.
For the developers: On a few screens, the text ended without completing a sentence, I don’t think it was deliberate, but perhaps a formatting error for the phone. Nevertheless, it didn’t detract from the gameplay at all.

It's all about the narrative

Version 1.0.2
Easily the best game I've played on iOS in the past couple of years.

Quirky but not satisfying

Version 1.0.2
This felt like a waste of time and just didn't deliver on the concept. For me it was a complete waste of time.

Brilliantly infuriating

D'n'B K
Version 1.0
A really unique idea for a game with a great story. It'll make you mad, but that's part of the fun

I can see why you might like it, but I didn't

Version 1.0
The story didn't grip me enough, and the puzzles I just found irritating as there were too many good answers that weren't the right answers. It may be you like this kind of puzzle.
I did however like the concept, and visual execution of the puzzle & story.