I'll open this time with a confession: I really like puzzle games, mainly those that have simple idea and simple rules, and creates complex puzzles out of them. So when I found Klocki, by Maciej Targoni (aka Rainbow Train), I felt like I found a fortune.
Klocki is a simple game that is made around two simple concepts - moving and rotating. Each level consists of tiles with lines on them, and your goal is very simple, to create closed lines and shapes from them. You do so by clicking on tiles and switching between them. Sound simple so far, isn't it? I won't say much here (Spoilers...), but let's say that it gets more and more complex, when new features and rules are added.
The game starts very easy, and it has a very convenient learning curve, putting simple puzzles when a new feature is introduced, and then combining them together into harder puzzles.
The game's graphics are very minimalistic. No textual instructions at all, only a small circle at the corner that opens a simple menu to mute the game and navigate through beaten levels. That gives the player the responsibility to understand how to use new features, which might be frustrating. Luckily, almost every feature is pretty straight forward, and a little trial and error is all that needed. The game's sound is very relaxing, thus creating a relaxing and enjoyable experience, and it fit's smoothly with the graphics.
All in all, it's an excellent game. If you had a feeling that that it fits perfectly as a simple app or such, or you just think that it was too short, this game is already out for Android, iOS and Steam, for 1$, and has more levels in it.
Klocki (Android, Android Tablet)
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I liked the aha moment when I
figured out why I couldn't swap some squares.
Are you sure you want me to spoil the thrill of discovery?
When you click a square, it highlights the other squares that it can be swapped with.
I was nearly at rage-quit when I wasn't able to use the whirly-blob thing to
rotate some pieces. I was sure that the solution required them to be rotated, but once I accepted that they could not be rotated, I found the solution.
It was the puzzle with the four rows of four.
There was only one connected line, not the two ovals I thought should be. Although if I'd thought more, I would have realized that two ovals was too simple by then.
5 mushrooms! Only minor minus is the
length. Too short.
I agree with you
Also agree about the length :p
I'm really considering buying it for my phone
really fun! wish it was longer 0:
I've played this twice and really enjoyed it, only to be disappointed that suddenly it was over. So I may have to spend some money on it.