Blueprint 3D Review
- Deceptively simple spatial 3D jigsaw puzzle gameplay.
- Elegant presentation; crisp, smooth and easy to identify.
- Over 240 puzzles to solve in seven categories.
- Difficulty related to your ability to recognize an object; makes it hard to smooth out progression as you can be stumped by an unfamiliar item.
Blueprint 3D isn't a hardcore game in the 'gamer' sense of the term, nor is it particularly taxing as a puzzler, but it still manages to sit alongside casual titles like Cut The Rope as it combines elegant simplicity in controls, gameplay and design to make it a truly engaging distraction for iOS gamers.
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Solving a jigsaw puzzle is a pastime that has survived for generations and may well continue to see its appeal in to the future as fans of the simple time-waster test their observation skills to match and piece together beautiful images one jagged piece at a time. Blueprint 3D by FDG Mobile Games pushes the limits of the concept by taking imagery and blowing it up in to dozens, if not hundreds of fragments ballooned out in to a 3D space and it's up to you to reassemble it in mere seconds.
Sounds impossible? Thankfully the order of the pieces are already figured out for you, but you'll still need to rotate and spin the 3D mess in order to bring to focus the 2D image you're after. This is easier said than done as pieces are also skewed and twisted to conform to only one specific perspective, making it hard to simply swipe around to cheat the system.
It's a masterfully considered puzzle concept with a simple control scheme of swiping to spin and double-touch twisting to rotate the perspective accordingly. Stars are awarded for the speed in which you can align the fragments correctly and with over 240 puzzles currently available there's a lot to conquer.
Part of what makes Blueprint 3D challenging is your own familiarity with a variety of objects. Each category picks a handful of common and somewhat uncommon sights, making it hard to realize whether or not you're even close to solving a puzzle until it locks in and gives you your final score.
With continued support from FDG, Blueprint 3D could have truly amazing longevity as you constantly jump in to new categories of images set to stump you. Though even without this, the game is immediately engaging and rewarding and a definite must have for casual and puzzle gamers alike.
DescriptionAN ENTIRELY NEW GAMING EXPERIENCE
**USA TODAY: Rating: 4 stars (out of 4)
"In the crowded market of puzzle apps, Blueprint 3D HD shines for its uniqueness."
Magical 3D motion puzzle game
Never before seen gameplay
NEW: Create own 3-D puzzles for your friends.
• OVER 300 LEVELS OF PURE AMAZEMENT!
Each level begins with a mysterious clutter of seemingly chaotic dots and lines. Underneath all the chaos, however, lies a beautiful blueprint image waiting to be uncovered. It’s right there in front of you: Just drag your finger across the screen to rotate the figure, and all of a sudden you’ll notice that the lines start to make sense! Solve the puzzle by rotating the figure in all directions and on all planes until you hit the sweet spot. Once you’re there, the secret picture will reveal itself. Wait till you see this in action!
• 3-D Camera and Editor Feature
Take photos and easily convert them into amazing 3-D puzzles. Share your puzzles with friends.
• INCLUDES 11 THEMES AND FREE UPDATES!
Reveal hundreds of artistic images and amaze your friends with the magic of this app. Select your picture challenge from the following themes:
• ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Each theme comes with its own original music, but feel free switch to your favorite tracks in iTunes. Whatever your musical preference, this app is sure to deliver a delightfully artistic multimedia experience.
• TROPHY ROOM AND GAME CENTER
Earn trophies while you unlock new images, and add your prizes to your Blueprint 3D trophy room. Unlock GAME CENTER achievements and post the leading high score.
✓ Amazing 3D Motion Puzzle
✓ 3-D Camera and Editor
✓ Create and Share Levels
✓ More than 300 Levels
✓ 11 Theme Packs
✓ Smooth Graphics
✓ Retina Display Support
✓ Original Soundtrack
✓ Trophy Room
✓ Game Center Support
✓ Global High Scores
✓ Game Center Achievements
What's New in Version 2.0- "3D-Explode" any picture! Use the brand new Blueprint Cam or import images to create own puzzles and share with friends.
- iPhone 5 widescreen support
- iCloud support and possibility to sync between Blueprint3D and Blueprint3D HD
- New "Halloween" levelpack with 27 spooky levels
- New Achievements and leaderboards