Gorogoa – Puzzle adventure in comic-book style
Sometimes, among the thousands of smartphone games, there's one that stands out. One such gem is Gorogoa by Annapurna Interactive. This puzzle adventure with a fairytale story has enchanting graphics and music, but the real star is the gameplay. Like a comic, the screen is divided into four frames.
Players can zoom in to examine details or even combine elements from the four frames. This combination of images can often lead to surprises. Gorogoa is available for iOS and costs US $ 5 (RM19.50).
Inside – Thrills while crawling through the darkness
Inside from Playdead is a dark puzzle platformer. Without any context or explanation, players slip into the role of a little boy on the run. We do not know yet why or from whom.
The game creates a dense atmosphere with plenty of thrills. The player's heart will beat faster as the boy flees the danger or sneaks of the past guards. The plentiful small puzzles are not very difficult but can still prove fatal on the first try. Inside is available for iOS and costs US $ 7 (RM27.30).
Life Is Strange – A teenager who can reverse time
In Life Is Strange from Square Enix, teenager Max Caulfield returns to her old home Arcadia Bay, (19659001) Before she can settle back in she is witnesses a violent death and the shock awakens an unknown gift in her: she can turn back time and prevent the act. But that's just the beginning of her problems because she starts having visions of the destruction of Arcadia Bay.
Life Is Strange is available now for iOS with an Android version to follow soon. The first episode is free and the full, five-episode game costs US $ 9 (RM35.10).
Bridge Constructor Portal – Wormholes meet suspension bridges
Bridge Constructor and Portal are two puzzle games that do not really have much in common. One is about the building of the most stable bridge possible, the other is about overcoming obstacles. Now Headup Games have combined the two in one game. The result, Bridge Constructor Portal, is plenty of fun.
Players have to build bridges over which vehicles can not pass. The vehicles must be routed over switches using bridges and portals while avoiding automatic firing systems.
GLaDOS, an artificial intelligence. Bridge Constructor Portal is available for Android and iOS and costs US $ 5.
Getting Over It – Mountain climbing from a cauldron
A man sitting in a cauldron has to climb a mountain using just a rock climbing hammer. Getting Over It by Bennett Foddy is either a stroke of genius or completely crazy.
The hammer has to be placed precisely to help the player get over various obstacles, and when that goes wrong – it's back down the mountain.
It can be frustrating when you get over the seemingly insurmountable protrusion, the next edge that sends the player back to the depths again.
When that happens, there's music and inspirational quotes to encourage the player to start the ascent once more. Getting Over It is available for iOS and costs US $ 5. – dpa