APP NAME: Qvoid
DEVELOPER(S): Gavina Games
RELEASE DATE(S): July 21st, 2011
Are you looking for that rare game that actually makes you think? Qvoid may be just what you’re looking for as you will no doubt be racking your brain through a number of levels. In the game, you’re given a 3D board, and one individual cube that you tumble across the board. Each board has a color combination to make, and you need to move the cube on to each colored tile to make the match. It’s even more complex as you color one side of the cube, and then you need to match that same side on the other colored tile.
The game comes with great introductory levels to allow the basics to become second nature. The controls are smooth as well, as you simply swipe for the cube to slip in that direction. Everything gets out of the way to let you focus on solving the puzzles, which will require all of your concentration. The game increases in difficulty gradually across all 96 levels, so that you’re never overwhelmed. As you advance you face more color combinations, and new board tiles that move, disappear, and teleport.
You’ll really need to have your thinking cap on for this one as you wrap your mind around the 3D puzzle. You need to flip the cube in just the right order so it collects one color, and that same side lands on the matching color. Complexities arise upon that basic style, and no two puzzles play the same. One of the best parts is that you can skip a level you’re stuck on, and can easily undo moves. The game comes with a great 3D design ands soundtrack to further enhance the puzzle experience.
Qvoid ($1.99, Universal) is for those that like challenging puzzle games. It feels like a nice accomplishment when you complete a level, and you can play a level or two a day, or dive into the game for longer. Qvoid is wonderfully designed including the main cube with personality which will help a bit from becoming too frustrated.
Qvoid is worth picking up for $2, but make sure you understand what you’re getting into.