They’re not kidding! Spiral is very real. Developed by Pixel Hero Games, Spiral is an episodic action RPG, with its first episode due in Q4 this year. Aside from the episode story consisting of about 4-5 episodes, there will be an ‘arena-like’ mode allowing quick fixes of action for those who don’t have time to stick around. Both game modes will earn your character experience which can be used to upgrade character attributes and weapons.
As for the dark horse: controls, it’ll be a matter of tapping where you want to go. Tapping NPC’s will engage an interaction whereas tapping enemies will bring on a fight. According to the post on TouchArcade, attacking from a distance will prompt a long-ranged attack whilst a close attack will take place when in a reasonable distance.