- Simple, unique concept.
- Control never an issue.
- Good background music.
- Visually very simple.
Don't let the visuals fool you, Chromixa is a very clever, addictive puzzle game that will keep you busy for hours.
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Chromixa began life as an art installation based on creator Simon Watson's fascination with light. A handful of development time later and we have a light based puzzle game for the iphone. The goal is to create shapes of a solid colour out of overlaying smaller pieces of different colours, much like a jigsaw.
Control is all touch and drag. Upon touching a piece, it can be dragged anywhere on screen or the large wheel can be used to rotate it. If you ever get confused about which colours are produced from different combinations, there is a colour guide in the top right hand corner. At the end of each level, a score is given, and as you play you unlock light based mini games that be used for a distraction.
Graphically the game consists of simple shapes, and flat colours, with the colour melding, which is the mechanic the game is built on works fantastically. The music has a melodic yet haunting quality, and is reminiscent of the Professor Layton puzzle tune. The game features seventy puzzles, four mini games, and Openfeint achievements and online leaderboards.
Chromixa is one of those games where such a simple idea blooms into something fun, addictive, and eventually very complex. Puzzle fans will love this, but seeing there's a lite version, others should give this a go, and see if shifting light and colour becomes appealing.
DescriptionSolve a jigsaw of light by blending colors and combining geometric shapes, in a cerebral challenge that's as relaxing as it is addictive. Chromixa is a unique and highly stylized puzzle title, guaranteed to satisfy, challenge and beguile in equal measure.
Beginning life as a digital art project, Chromixa 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.
Completing puzzles unlocks fun arcade-style mini games, each with its own unique take on color mixing. 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.
"So ingeniously simple it's hard to understand why it wasn't thought of until now." - PocketGamer.co.uk (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa1)
"One of the most exciting puzzle games I’ve played this year." - TouchReviews.net (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa2)
"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.com (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa3)
"A unique and very nice puzzle game." - TouchArcade.com (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa4)
"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 a refreshing puzzle game." - iPhoneFootprint.com (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa5)
"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.com (http://tiny.cc/Chromixa6)
★ 70 classic puzzles
★ 4 arcade-style mini games to unlock and play
★ Online leaderboards and achievements
★ Compete for high scores and fastest times
★ Animated introduction tutorial
★ Simple one finger controls
★ Original music soundtrack by Stian Stark
★ Solve puzzles in any order, with no time limit
★ Play your own music
★ Chromixa is OpenFeint Enabled
Chromixa offers fathomless depths of intelligent gameplay that will challenge and surprise even the most experienced puzzle gamer, while still delivering a relaxing, artistic and escapist experience that anyone can enjoy.
What's New in Version 1.2* 25 new puzzles available
* Hints to complete puzzles
* Fixed iPad startup issue
Enjoy the new puzzles - beware of the spikes, holes and wild animals!