The House of Da Vinci – a guide through the first chapter

Finding it tough to get started in The House of Da Vinci, the new puzzle adventure on Android? Have no fear, as we’ve written up a guide for the first chapter of the game to help you get on the right track.

Outside

Double-tap on the guard to approach him, and then double-tap on his right hand to zoom-in on the scroll he’s holding. Tap the scroll to take it from him and place it in your inventory.

The House of Da Vinci

The scroll should now be visible in a box to the left of the screen. This is your inventory. Tap on the box to examine the scroll. Slide the ribbon from it, and then roll the scroll back to open it. Tap on the letter to zoom in, and swipe vertically to move it up and down. Pinch to zoom out when you’ve finished reading it.

Zoom out again and then double-tap on the door to the left. Double-tap on the bell to the right of the door. Swipe right to rotate the top section of the bell. Touch the ring at the bottom of the bell and swipe left to rotate it. Pull the chain. Pick up the small metal object.

The House of Da Vinci

Zoom out to the door, and then double-tap on the mailbox beneath the bell. Swipe right on the top section to reveal a key part. Pick it up. Tap on the small metal object in your inventory. Drag the key part from your inventory over the small metal object. Swipe right on the key part to connect it with the small metal object. Swipe up to secure it. Zoom out.

Zoom out again, and then double-tap on the keyhole cover at the top of the mailbox door. Slide the keyhole cover to the left to expose the keyhole. Drag the key from your inventory over the keyhole. Touch the end of the key and rotate counter-clockwise to turn it in the lock. Touch the door and swipe right to open it. Double-tap on the Oculi Infinitum to add it to your inventory.

The Oculi Infinitum will now appear on the right of the screen. Slide up on the lens to activate it, and then rotate the three glowing blue circles so that the gaps line up. A cut-scene plays. Tap on the door to open it. You enter a hallway. Double-tap on the door at the end of the hallway to approach. Double-tap on the handle. Swipe down to turn it. Swipe right on the door to open it. 

Inside the library

Double-tap on the lectern attached to the lamp post in the middle of the room, then double-tap again on the scroll to zoom in. Slide right on the scroll seal to place it in your inventory. Swipe up to open the scroll.

 

 

Once you’ve read the letter, zoom out. Zoom out again, and then turn left to look at the bust. Double-tap to approach, and then double-tap again on the plinth the bust is resting on. Swipe right on the circular symbol to move it aside, revealing an indentation.

Tap on the scroll seal in your inventory, and then rotate the central disc until the two black triangles align. Three spokes will appear. Zoom out, and then drag the three-spoked seal from your inventory into the indentation. Rotate the fixed seal counter-clockwise.

 

The camera pans up to the bust. Tap on the eyes. The camera pans around to the back of the bust’s head. Swipe down on the helmet to open it. Rotate the disc until the gap lines up with the rectangle that has the blue gem in it. Slide the blue gem into the gap. Rotate the disc until the rectangle lines up with the gap in the outer circle with the blue gems on either side. Slide the rectangle into this gap. Repeat for the red and green rectangles.

 

The camera pans down to the plinth. Swipe down on the handle to open the drawer. Tap on the glove.

Double-tap to zoom in on the bust, and then double-tap again to zoom in the upper section of the open helmet. Engage the Oculi Infinitum. Drag the two cogs downwards. Rotate the left cog clockwise and the right cog counter-clockwise. Tap on the fine wooden ornament. Tap on the piece of wire.

Zoom out, and then double-tap to zoom in on the ivory inlaid box at the base of the plinth. Rotate to the left side of the box, and then double-tap the base to zoom in. Swipe left to slide the panel aside. Swipe to drag the piece of wire into the slit. Rotate the wire counter-clockwise.

Open the drawer above the wire. Zoom out twice, and then zoom-in on the plinth again. Zoom in on the bottom-left corner and slide the wooden petal from your inventory into the empty groove. Now slide it into the centre, followed by the other two wooden flower sections.

Rotate the barrel until the brass screw is exposed, then tap on it to add it to your inventory. Zoom out. Tap on the wooden flower in your inventory, and then drag the brass screw across it. Turn the screw clockwise. Zoom out repeatedly.

 

 

Return to the lamp post in the centre of the room. Zoom in and then drag the wooden flower across the gold-ringed hole.

Guide the flower through the groove in the following pattern: up, right, up, up, up, up, left, left, up, right, up.

Slide the flower along to the next section, and then: down, slide both tiles in the second row to the right, down, down, slide both tiles in the fourth row to the left, down, left, down, slide the middle tile in the fifth row to the left, down, down, right, down.

 

 

Slide the flower along to the next section, and then: up, up, right, down, down, rotate the middle tile in the bottom row 90 degrees, left, left, up, up, up, up, up, right, right, up, rotate the right hand tile in the top row 90 degrees, up, left, up.

Slide the flower along to the next section, and then: slide both tiles in the top row to the right, down, right, rotate the left hand tile in the second row by 90 degrees, down, slide the left hand tile in the second row to the right, left, rotate the right hand tile in the second row 90 degrees, right, down, down, left, left, up, right, rotate the tile in the next row down 90 degrees, down, down, rotate the middle tile in the next row down 90 degrees, down, left, down, right, right, up, rotate the middle tile in the second row from the bottom 180 degrees, rotate the middle tile in the bottom row 90 degrees, left, down, down. Tap on the key to place it in your inventory.

Zoom out. The lamp post sinks into the floor. Zoom in to the top of the fine wooden ornament. Slide the key from your inventory across the keyhole. Turn counter-clockwise. Tap the richly ornamented seal to place it in your inventory. Zoom out twice.

 

 

Return to the truncated lamp post and double-tap on the top. Examine the seal in your inventory and slide up to extend it. Zoom out and then drag the seal to the hole in the top of the lamp. Turn clockwise.

Rotate the crystals so that the beam of light hits the lens on the outer wall of the space in the top of the lamp. Zoom in on the illuminated area on the bookshelf. Tap on the leather bound book.

Examine the book in your inventory. Turn it to its side with the spine showing. Slide both sides down, and then the middle section, and press the button. Read the letter and then pick up the Oculi Tempus.

The House Of Da Vinci

Slide down on the lens to the right of the screen to activate the Oculi Tempus. Look around the room for the glowing blue residue. Zoom in, and then trace the shape on the screen. Turn to the left and slide the slider to the right until Leonardo turns green and places his hand on the wall.

The House Of Da Vinci

 

Double-tap on Leonardo’s hand to zoom in. Exit the Oculi Tempus. A secret entrance opens. Slide left on that door to open it, and you’re off to chapter two.

Like the sound of all this puzzling? You can check out The House of Da Vinci on Google Play now.

 

 

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D&D Lords of Waterdeep is out now on Android

The hit Dungeons & Dragons board game Lords of Waterdeep has just launched on Android, at 50% off. You play as a masked Lord and have to increase your control and influence over the city of Waterdeep.

You achieve that by recruiting a team of adventurers and send them out on a variety of quests. You’ll also buy new buildings and use Intrigue cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents.

The D&D board game Lords of Waterdeep is out now on Android

These opponents are also Lords vying for power and influence, and it’s up to you to beat them to the punch. You can play against up to five other players or go up against the AI instead.

Lords of Waterdeep

It plays very much like a board game, as you can expect. You each take it in turns assigning adventurers to perform tasks or buying buildings, and you’ll earn points and resources for doing so.

This goes on for eight rounds, at the end of which the player with the most points wins the game. If that sounds like fun to you, go ahead and grab Lords of Waterdeep from Google Play right now. It’s 50% off for a limited period.

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Solve a historical mystery in The House of Da Vinci – out now on Android

Are you looking for a new puzzle game for your Android device? Sick of puzzlers that run through the same boring mechanics, without enticing you in with a brilliant story or stunning graphics? Well then, The House of Da Vinci could be the game you’ve been waiting for.

It casts you as great man’s apprentice. He’s gone missing, and it’s up to you to solve a series of riddles and mysteries in the titular house to get to the bottom of just where Leonardo has ended up.

The game plays out in first person, seeing you manipulating a variety of different objects to get to the secrets that are hidden within. Think The Room meets the renaissance and you’re getting pretty close to the core of the matter.

You’re poking and prodding your way through Da Vinci’s famous inventions, using simple controls that are going to feel instantly comfortable, even if you don’t have any history of playing games like this on your Android phone.

The House of Da Vinci

The House of Da Vinci

On top of the slick controls and gorgeous graphics, there’s an enthralling story here that’s going to push you deeper into the game. There’s a serious drive here to find out what happens next, and see what new ideas the game has to offer.

One of those is a strange gauntlet that allows you to see into the past. Not only will you need to master this to solve some of the puzzles, it’s going to give you glimpses of the incident you’re investigating. Piecing them together is key to finding your master.

The House of Da Vinci is a wonderfully well put together mix of a puzzler and a room escape game, and it looks stunning. It’s a premium game, and it’s out right now on the Google Play Store. We reckon you’re going to absolutely love it.

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5 Android stories you should have read this week

The best part of Saturday isn’t the fact you’re off from work or that you can start drinking at 12. No, it’s that Droid Gamers is here to bring you more excellent Android content.

Today is our weekly round up of the best news that you might have missed while living your busy lives. We’re really good to you, you know that?

The biggest Android story this week: the strategy RPG Sonny launched on Android

The post-apocalyptic strategy RPG Sonny launched this week on Android. You play as the eponymous protagonist whose lost his memory, and embarks on a journey to save the world.

That mostly involves building a party, equipping them with new abilities, and levelling up. The usual. Go and grab it right now on Google Play.

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Dragon Project will offer Monster Hunter-style thrills on Android soon

Dragon Project is an upcoming RPG that aims to bring Monster Hunter-style gameplay to Android. As you can expect, you’ll run around carving up monsters and using their remains to craft new equipment.

You can also play with your friends – or at least you will be able to when it’s out. Go and pre-register to grab it as soon as it launches on Android.

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Metroid-like Life on Mars has just launched

Life on Mars is basically an indie love letter to Metroid, and it launched this week on Android. Well, actually, it was remastered on Android. This new version features much snazzier visuals than the PC original.

It plays an awful lot like Metroid. You’ll explore an alien landscape, collecting new weapons and upgrades as you go. Go and grab it on Google Play right now.

Life on Mars

The Walking Dead Our World aims to blend zombies with Pokemon GO

This week, we uncovered the upcoming gem The Walking Dead Our World, which aims to combine the popular TV show with Pokemon GO. So expect lots of zombies walking around your home time via AR.

Oh, and you’re not catching zombies by the way. No, instead you’ll fight them off. Hopefully you won’t have to flail around like a lunatic though, because that might be a bit embarrassing.

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Hero Siege has been patched and finally works on Android again

Last, but certainly not least, was the revelation that Hero Siege has finally been patched and works on Android again. Huzzah!

In case you have no idea what we’re talking about, this is a mobile port of the hit PC hack and slasher. It’s kind of like Diablo but a very retro version. Go and grab it from Google Play right now.

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