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The Thursday Find - Float

By , on March 9, 2017

Oh Thursday, where have you been all my life? Just sitting about in the same place? Fourth day of the week? Right, well I should definitely start paying a little more attention then shouldn't I?

Enough of that gibberish. Thursday at AppSpy means finding things. And the thing I've found today is an interesting, serene arcade game that, even though it has a few problems, is still worth checking out.

But what is it? I imagine you're howling at the screen right now. Why it's Float, silly. And if you smash a click on the emboldened name of the game below you'll be swooshed away to the App Store where you can grab it. Fair?

Float - £1.99 / $1.99

In Float you're controlling a flower. Well, sort of. You're actually controlling the water that surrounds a flower. And you're controlling it by tapping on it to create a ripple. This ripple then pushes the flower onwards.

Apparently though the life of a water flower is much tougher than you or I might imagine. Because there are an awful lot of things in the stream here that are trying their best to kill you.

Blocks move around, currents push you in awkward directions, and sharp rocks wait to mash petals, grind stamen, and generally ruin beauty with their dark rocky rockness.

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It might not sound like the most exciting game in the world and, well, it isn't. But it does offer a different pace of arcade experience to the usual frantic TAP THIS NOW cacophony of the App Store.

It's fiddly in places, and there's a degree of frustration and repetition, but all-in-all it offers up something a little different. And different, when it's done this well, is definitely something worth celebrating.

Float won't make it to any game of the year lists, but there's a good chance it'll stick in the memory for longer than most of the titles that have come out this month, and that in itself is something to be proud of.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here


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