Under the Sun Review: Something New

The first iOS release from two-man team Stegabyte, Under the Sun is a refreshingly streamlined puzzle experience that requires players to make every step—and second—count. With time control inspiration drawn from Braid, surrealistic world-specific rules reminiscent of Back to Bed, and its own twist on aging as a gameplay mechanic, Under the Sun combines the…

Back to Bed Review: Sweet Dream

The world of Back to Bed is uncanny yet familiar. Anyone who has seen a work of art by Salvador Dalí or René Magritte should immediately recognize some of its decorative and interactive objects: plump green apples, disembodied floating eyeballs, melting clocks, bowler hats, unexpected trains, mirrors that aren’t what they seem. These objects and…

Jolly Jam Review: Jolly Refreshing

In a world of Candy Crush clones and match-3 fighters, Jolly Jam strives to be something different. It’s a matching game, sure, but Jolly Jam isn’t about swapping gems and stringing together combos. Instead it takes a completely fresh approach, and for the most part, it’s one that pays off. While the specific goals vary from level…

Logic Dots Review

When Battleship and Sudoku came together it resulted in Logic Dots for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android. This game, developed by Matias Ini of ingames.tv and published by Ayopa Games, is a gem that shines brightly thanks to its unique and exciting puzzles. The premise is really simple. All you have to do is to figure out the location of a…

Agent Alice Review

There was a time when free-to-play hidden object games (HOGs) were as plentiful as teeth in a shark’s mouth. Alas, the genre’s offerings have been a bit anemic since the popularity of Facebook games have declined in favor of mobile titles. HOGs may be down, but they’re not out. Wooga’s Agent Alice encapsulates a lot…