Please, Touch the Artwork is an inventive puzzler inspired by the work of iconic artists

By , on January 4, 2020
Last modified 4 years, 5 months ago

Please, Touch the Artwork is an intriguing puzzler from developer Studio Waterzooi. What makes it stand out is that its minigames are each themed around a specific painting or art movement.

The initial three will draw from the work of Piet Mondrian, known for being one of the pioneers of abstract art. The first puzzle is inspired by Mondrian's 'Composition with Red Blue and Yellow'.

It's described by the developer as a game of trial and error, where you'll gradually work to understand its rules. This is intended as a metaphor for the creative process, with the artist trialling different techniques before eventually landing on a satisfying result.

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It all looks very stylish and different, with plenty of quotes from artists to get your creative juices flowing and give you a greater understanding of them and their work. Adding to the sense of style is the level select menu, which shows all of your work as if it was on display in a gallery.

The second minigame, themed around Mondrian's 'Broadway Boogie-Woogie', sounds totally different, being far more narrative-focused. The third game is described as a "Pictionary playground". Here, you'll be handed a blank canvas and some assignments to complete, and an AI will then judge the quality of your final work.

What makes it even more interesting is that each of these games is randomly generated, hopefully meaning that players can have their own distinct experiences with what is shaping up to be one of the most inventive mobile titles of the year.