There are games that are challenging and then there are games that are ridiculously difficult. New puzzle game MindTilt, from Utah based independent studio MadRuse Games, finds a balance between fun, challenging, and difficult.
"We wanted to create a fun, but challenging puzzle game that a casual gamer could pickup and play for a few minutes at a time," commented Dustin Andrew, Lead Developer for MadRuse Games. "With MindTilt, we wanted to mimic classic brainteaser puzzles. Like a Rubik's Cube or a wooden puzzle that you can hold in your hand and rotate to solve."
MindTilt's interface has been designed with a minimalist feel that is easy to pick up and learn. Levels are laid out in a 3D cube where players rotate the level to move a green block into a red block to complete the level. Obstacles like switches, black holes, lasers, mirrors, holograms, and portals will stand in your way of solving each puzzle. Levels start off easy and ramp up in difficultly with each introduction of new obstacles.
"The hard part for us in making MindTilt, was designing levels that are hard, but not impossible to complete and yet maintain a fun factor," further added Dustin Andrew. "We always try to design our games around a game mechanic. And with MindTilt, it's easy to play, but challenging to visualize several moves ahead. Players are going to have to think about perspective differently."
"The best games are always simple, easy to play, and highly addictive. MindTilt delivers on all these levels and we hope it will become one of those timeless games your grandkids will still be playing in 20 years," commented James Jensen, Creative Director for MadRuse Games.
MindTilt is available now in the iOS App Store and Google Play.
MindTilt 1.01 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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