NY based Large Animal Games released Color Zen, another great puzzle game for the iOS and Android platforms back in June but we missed the launch thanks to an alien abduction. :O)
Large Animal Games uses three key ingredients in Color Zen: bright colors, geometric shapes and relaxing ambient music. You merge like colors together by drag them into each to flood the screen with that color. The Color Zen player aims to flood the screen with the border color. The game plays brilliantly. The game doesn’t keep score which helps with the relaxation factor. Puzzle lovers will enjoy Color Zen.
Color Zen costs $0.99 and you can buy different color packs at various price points.
We came across many great games at Casual Connect San Francisco, a casual games trade show this week including Mosaique, a puzzle game from Winning Blimp. You must clear all tiles in each level by rotating the cursor around the play area and shooting (the tiles). Clear blocks of the same color.
You will need to pay attention to the shot gauge which you charge by clearing tiles of the same color but if the gauge falls to zero the game ends. If the gauge hits 100% you can clear tiles of any color. Mosaique perplexes us, in a good way. Puzzle lovers will enjoy Mosaique which costs $0.99 and can be played on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Casual Connect USA, the foremost conference for casual video games wrapped yesterday. The attendees voted 7 Grand Steps created by Mousechief , a turn based historical strategy game available now on the PC and Mac for $15, the most innovative game of the year. (more…)
You must decorate the cats with mustaches, glasses and cool accessories like hats usually using a touch or simultaneous multi-touch on the iPad by dragging the item above the nose, over the eyes or around the neck of the feline. Two or more humans can play it or one dextrous person can give it a whirl. Everyone will enjoy Williamsprrrrg except maybe hipster mice.
Argentine based PlayJaa wants you to sign up for test the beta version of their upcoming very interesting looking action arcade game called Junction Action Arcade on iOS and Android. The game makers describe Junction Action Arcade as “an addictive game about pressing some solids and making intersections.” The game play in the video caught out eye so we decided to highlight on Harry Balls.com. (more…)
Misfits Attic announced plans to port their funny indie action puzzle pc game called A Virus Named Tom to the Mac and Linus platforms presumably after today but before December 2013. A Virus Named Tom tells the story of….three guesses… a virus named Tom created by an angry eccentric recently relieved of his employment scientist to destroy the city of tomorrow today. You must infect objects like Robot dogs and teleporters as you wreak as much electronic havoc as possible.
You can buy the PC version for $9.99 here. iOS and Android versions may come sometime in 2014.
Tim Keenan, an indie game developer and owner of MisFits Attic created this funny video about what happens when an Indie game developer tells someone they are creating a PC video game as opposed to a game for iOS and Android. Admittedly we always wonder why indie game developers build their games for the PC rather than iOS and Android.
Misfits Attic created “A Virus Named Tom” a really fun puzzle game you can buy for $9.99 for the PC. “Hey Tim when are you going to release it on iOS and Android?
We have wasted the afternoon playing a highly entertaining, melodic, puzzle game on our rusty iPhone called Stickets, created by Wanderlands based in Australia, we think. Stickets offers an exceptional puzzle game experience. Stickets features three colored Tetris like square wedges on a rectangular grid. (more…)
Positech Games and Tiniest Shark are jointly working on Redshirt, a comedystrategy Sci-Fi simulation video game starring the lowest level personnel of a space station who steer their way up the professional and social ladders using their version of Facebook called Spacebook. The players garner “likes” on their status updates to help advance promotions as well as their romantic lives. You may know Positech Games as the creators of Gratuitous Tank Battles, Gratuitous Space Battles, Kudos 2, Democracy, Democracy 2 and Democracy 3 coming out in the fall as well. (more…)
Its been ages since we wrote post about a video game. Why? Could it be laziness? Depression? Boredom? Maybe a lack or dearth of games offering original game play or put another way clones of clones of clones. More likely a combination of all the above.
Wild Snake Software partnered with Alexey Pajitnov, credited as the creator of Tetris, to release a free puzzle game for your iPhone or iPad called Marbly. The game takes place on a checkered board similar to a chess board where you must move the marbles into a line of three or more marbles of the same color. It sounds like a match 3 game but its not really. Look at the attached screenshot to see. You can tap or touch each marble to prompt the game to show you all its possible moves without highlighting to right move to solve the puzzle. Like many games you will probably breeze through the first few levels.
For each level you really should look at the screen carefully because ultimately the Marbly comes with a limited number of replays or restarts which is where the game really began to annoy us. Rather than charging a flat $0.99, $1.99 even $2.99 like some great puzzle games like Connectrode they nickel and dime you to buy coins so you can advance to what they call volumes of levels II and III. That’s a bunch of crap. The game offers fairly unique game play with a crappy business model. Here’s the iTunes link for Marbly.