March 12, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Lancaster, UK - Building on the success of the critical hit puzzle game, Chromixa, for iPhone and iPod touch, Pure Square Go is delighted to announce that update 1.1 is now available. The full list of upgrades are; 22 new puzzles (70 total), new "Time Challenge" mini game (4 total), OpenFeint integration for online leaderboards & achievements, compete for the fastest level completion time and shake to reset. But that's not all. A Lite version has also been released.
Beginning life as a digital art project, Chromixa 1.1.1 is the enchanting result of designer Simon Watson's fascination with light. Inspired by noted artists such as James Clar and James Turrell, Chromixa's first incarnation was a real life installation built from 100s of red, green and blue LEDs, a micro-controller, plexiglass, and one very creative brain.
With the concept of physically interactive light mixing at its core, Chromixa has gone through many evolutions, reaching its zenith as an exciting new puzzle genre on the App Store. The simplicity of blending primary colours and fitting tangram-style geometric shapes together offers a uniquely stimulating and addictive interactive experience.
Arrange colored shapes of light to complete beautifully designed puzzles. Primary colors of red, green and blue are rotated, positioned and overlaid to create new tones as shapes overlap. Like a jigsaw of light, your goal is to arrange the shapes to fill an outline with a single color.
As you complete puzzles, the points you earn can be used to unlock fun arcade-style mini-games. Like all good puzzle titles, Chromixa is built upon a simple yet endlessly expandable concept, that unfurls to create progressively discerning challenges that are fun, beautiful and offer pleasing mental agility exercises for all ages.
What Everyone is Saying ...
"So ingeniously simple it's hard to understand why it wasn't thought of until now." - PocketGamer
"One of the most exciting puzzle games I've played this year." - TouchReviews
"The game is so simple it's hard to convey its gameplay with much excitement, but rest assured it's tantamount to digital heroin. Chromixa is undoubtedly the best iPhone game you're not currently playing." - MobileChoiceUK
"A unique and very nice puzzle game." - TouchArcade
"The gameplay is really smooth and it's a pleasure with the ease of controls. All the factors combined make it an excellent game, and I would highly recommended it to anyone who is looking for an refreshing puzzle game." - iPhoneFootprint
"Chromixa is a great brainteaser yet quite simple and even relaxing, especially if you turn up the volume and listen to the soothing soundtrack. Puzzle game enthusiasts will rejoice." - MacWorld
* 22 new puzzles (70 total)
* 4 arcade-style mini games to unlock and play
* Animated introduction tutorial
* Simple one finger controls
* Easy to pick up
* Original music soundtrack by Stian Stark
* Solve puzzles in any order, with no time limit
* Play your own music
* OpenFeint integration for online leaderboards & achievements
* Compete for the fastest level completion time
* Shake to reset
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 7.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chromixa 1.1.1 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
The two man team at Pure Square Go, have been creating different types of written content for games for the last six years. From script writing and design document authoring to concept pitching and character creation, there isn't much in the way of in-game written content that Pure Square Go's team hasn't had experience with. Crucially, with years of journalism and games design consultancy experience between them, when it comes to generating market friendly promotional and non-fiction material, or creating in-game narrative content that sensibly informs interactive game mechanics, Pure Square Go is armed with weapons singularly designed for the purpose. Copyright (C) 2010 Pure Square Go. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.