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Hidden Gem of the Week: Telepaint

By , on May 16, 2018
Last modified 8 months ago

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Combining easy controls with tricky space-bending puzzles, Telepaint's format is simple: you're a paint bucket trying to reach a waiting brush, auto-walking between portals that you can link to teleport around levels. Activating these portals are the core of Telepaint's puzzles, requiring timing and planning to survive hazards and tricky puzzle elements.

While the automatic movement may sound like more of a hectic element, Telepaint lets you pause the time and manipulate portal while stopped, giving you as much time is needed to consider what direction you'll exit portals, how that direction will make you bump off walls, how you'll interact with certain obstacles. Early levels only require you to be thinking about portals,  but soon spikes and gravity swapping and clones, among other elements, add to the complexity. From keys that allow frozen blocks to move, to switches that need to be activated from a specific direction, these various elements create dozens clever scenarios that challenge your ability to plan ahead. Telepaint's pixel art and the explosions of paint add to the charm, as each death coats the stages in splashes of color.

Telepaint can be purchased for $2.99 on the App Store.