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Ingenious line-drawing puzzler Blek now available on iPhone

By , on January 13, 2014
Last modified 4 years, 5 months ago

It's a good time to be a puzzle fan with an iPhone.

Not only can you tackle the ingenious line-based conundrums of the recently released - and rather excellent - LYNE, and the liquid delights of fluid puzzer Feel Me Oil 2, you can finally try Blek.

The iPad crowd has had exclusive bragging rights over this nifty gesture-powered join-the-dots puzzle game for a few weeks now. You've seen them: eliminating coloured blobs by flicking their smug fingers across their oversized tablet devices, occasionally shooting you and your petite iPhone pitying glances while baring their polished teeth through barely-contained sneers.

But no more. No more must you tolerate their self-satisfied condescension. For now, my friend, you can play Blek on your iPhone. 

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If you're wondering how Blek works (or what the hell I'm talking about), then here are the basics. You must eliminate a series of coloured dots from the screen by drawing a line through them. The catch is that the line you draw will continue to snake across the screen after you lift your finger, repeating the shape of your original doodle.

If you hit a black dot, or fail to clear the coloured dots from the screen, then it back to the beginning of the level for you.

Having played it Blek, I can tell you it's clever, organic, and compulsive puzzler - the kind of puzzler that touchscreens were created for. And, at £1.99 / $2.99, it's well worth your time - especially if you're an iPhone owner who missed out on it in December.

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