Apple names excellent God of Light puzzler its new Free App of the Week

God of Light

God of Light, an addictive and unique physics puzzler by Playmous Games, has gone free until next Thursday week courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion, marking the first time the game’s gone free since its February 2014 debut.

This attractive puzzler employs a simple concept where you use mirrors, prisms, splitters, collectors, black holes and filters to control rays of light energy that must be projected through the darkness in order to light up crystals.

I wholeheartedly recommend taking advantage of the discount because God of Light is packed with addictive levels and definitely worth its normal asking price of $1.99.

The game mechanics are simple and learning curve is virtually non-existent, which is a plus. You’re Shiny, an extraterrestrial being with the unique ability to project light through the darkness to activate Sources of Light and bring light back to Shiny’s world.

God of Light 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

The game starts with a nearly completely dark screen. Once you tap Shiny, he’ll wake up and emit rays of light. Using touch gestures, the beam can be controlled and sent in different directions and bounced off objects which reflect, split, combine, paint, bend and teleport light.

Some mirrors can be rotated and manipulated in different ways, adding variety to the overall experience.

The original game trailer is embedded below.

There are five distinct worlds to explore amounting to a total of 125 varied level, with Game Center support for your achievements.

Tip: worried about getting stuck? Keep collecting glowing creatures hidden in each level that help you solve puzzles.

At the time of this writing, the puzzler had a 4.5-star rating based on more than 400 ratings. The 85.6-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 6.0 or later.

Grab God of Light free of charge until next Thursday.