Snood, the grandmother of the matching puzzle game genre, became available on Android and the Nook platforms for $2.99 and $2.49 respectively. Snood originally came to market in the late 1990s before Bejeweled and the casual puzzle game market exploded. (more…)
The HarryBalls editorial team loves to highlight simple puzzle games we can play anywhere like on the toilet, online in the movie theater or during the movie trailer presentation pregame at the theater. We have previously written about games like Goats and Gadgets, Connectrode, Word Carnivale, and Dark Nebula. Sporos, a new game from a game studio named Appxplore may join the list at some point. Consumers can play Sporos for free on both their iOS and Android devices (more…)
Indie game developer Aake Gregertsen released a new free puzzle logic game on the iOS platform called Wire Storm. In Wire Storm which takes place on something that looks like a basic circuit board you must connect the dots without criss crossing the connector lines. (more…)
Social/mobile game developer PlayScreen launched SuperBowlish American football themed promotion called the ”Crickler Bowl”, within their crossword-like iOS game, Crickler 2:Daily Word Puzzles. Players win prizes by solving Super Bowl related puzzles and using the game’s “baked in” brag system to ‘tweet’ their support for their favorite team. (more…)
Hot off the presses. Read it here first. Rush Limbaugh’s Ass shares its thoughts on Bumbin Uglies, a new physics puzzle mobile game from Minneapolis based, Ham in the Fridge, a Minneapolis based creative studio, out now as a free to play game on the iPhone and iPad. If you think this satirical interview represents a real endorsement of Bumbin Uglies by Rush Limbaugh, you may want to consider consulting with a therapist who specializes in common sense with a concentration in reality. (more…)
Congratulations to UK based Fireproof Studios. Apple named their puzzle game The Room, The IPad Game of the Year. The Room game takes place in a dark room where you follow a trail of clues leading towards a new energy source. You must decipher these clues to hack into a ornate cabinet which contains a even more elaborate wooden container. You must slide hatches, solve mechanical and visual puzzles, using the swipe and touch functionality of the IPad.
The Room definitely offers an unique and puzzling game experience the first time you play it. It took us a three days to solve the game the first time played during our holiday travels. The second time took one day. The third took two hours and we solved the room in 65 minutes on the fourth go round. There is only one way to solve each puzzle so once you figure it out and can store the solution in your brain’s memory slot the challenge dissipates. It would be great if they added a timer function to create a sense of urgency and to compare my score to other players. Mind you this comes from someone who still has yet to solve the Rubik’s Cube without taking it apart.
The Room costs $1.99 and consumers can play it on the IPhone and IPad using iOS 5.0 or later.
Humans defending vampires? What is the world coming to? Clearly the folks at CBE Software haven’t seen the latest season of True Blood because they released a puzzle game on the iOS platform called Crazy Vampires where you (the human) must guide the Vampires to their crypts before daylight burns them blacker than over done toast.
As we mentioned about you must save the Vampires through the labyrinths to their crypts. You do this by rotating parts of the labyrinth to create new paths, using garlic and employing some creative use of spider webs all to redirect the vamps to their sleeping quarters.
iOS gamers can download a free version of Crazy Vampires which comes with 12 playable levels and 53 unlockable levels with a $1.99 purchase or you can buy the whole game for $1.99 upfront. Crazy Vampires combines reverse Tower Defense with puzzle elements to offer a biting good time.