Around this time of the year, we start to get too busy to spend too much time siting in front of our favorite video game, yet we still find ourselves standing in line doing nothing for extended periods of time. During the holiday season, casual games are a must-have for a gamer’s mobile device.
Do you remember those 3-D illusion posters that were a big hit in the late 1990s? The poster just looked like a bunch of dots, but if you looked past the dots, a three-dimensional image would form and your world would be totally redefined (well, maybe nothing that dramatic, but it was cool at the time).
Numerity is a puzzle game that uses a similar concept of taking a bunch of numbers that are cluttered together and turning them into a shape just by adding a bit of color to designated numbers… Read More
We’ve recently spotlighted quite a few puzzle games that look great and feature interesting and challenging puzzles. With iOS 7, many developers have focused on offering apps that are flat and minimalistic in nature.
KAMI is a puzzle game that is the exact opposite of flat. It is not skeumorphic. It actually uses real paper as part of the game’s design. You’ll feel like you are really touching paper as your puzzle unfolds in stop motion… Read More
Once iOS 7 was announced, developers were on the ball, designing new apps and games with a flatter, brighter design. Quite a few puzzle games have seen huge success as iOS users flocked to the attractive looking design.
BorderLeap’s newest app, har.mo.ny is an iOS 7 inspired puzzle game that is both challenging and pleasant to play. You won’t be flinging birds at pigs with a peppy soundtrack in this game. You’ll be calmly flipping blocks to the zen-like calm of ambient music… Read More
If you are getting tired of casual games in the App Store being too casual, you may be turning into a gamer. Gamers play casual games, too. They just like the ones that are impossible to beat. They enjoy the challenge.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Ahead of the upcoming festivities which come with a seemingly endless stream of colorful lanterns being released in the sky, Cut the Rope maker Zeptolab and UK publisher Chillingo have issued a content update which brings a brand new Lantern box full of – you guessed right – floating paper lanterns. With the 25 new levels, Cut the Rope now has a total of 350 levels spread across fourteen different boxes. Not bad for a 99-cent game… Read More
If you’re a fan of iOS puzzlers with a twist, don’t miss out on Hundreds, an unusual puzzle game for the iPhone and iPad from the guys that brought you Canabalt, the popular side-scrolling platformer with retro graphics. Pitched as a game “about the space between you and the serene”, its premise involves growing floating bubbles by tapping them until they add to 100. The only problem: the bubbles turn red when touched and if they collide when red, it’s game over. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some bubbles to grow… Read More
Yes, you read that right. German puzzle and board game maker Ravensburger has apparently decided any iOS app with the word “memory” in its title should be banished from the App Store. The reason? Ravensburger is behind “Memory”, a wildly popular puzzle game. While 91 percent of Germans are familiar with it, the game also enjoys international visibility and Ravensburger claims to hold a trademark on the term in over 40 countries. Apple has responded to the pressure and reportedly began emailing select developers to remove the word ‘memory’ from app names… Read More