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App description: A beautiful falling blocks puzzle game.

"Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Puzzle" -toucharcade.com

Tap blocks to clear lines!

"If youre in the mood for a fantastic falling blocks puzzle game, then I highly recommend you drop everything that youre doing right now and buy Dream of Pixels. In fact, if you can only get one game this week, make it this one. You wont regret it."
Game of the Week-AppAdvice.com, Christine Chan

BEST iPhone/iPad Game of November 2012 - metacritic
iQi TOP 10 iPhone and iPad game of November 2012 - Pocket Gamer

"Upside-down 'Tetris' Turns Me Inside-out" -- TouchArcade
"Play 'Tetris' in Reverse" -- Mashable, Top Story!

ZEIT ONLINE -- "Wer bei 'Tetris' die Welt um sich herum vergisst, dem wird es bei Dream of Pixels genauso ergehen."

Top Story on Mashable.com
Game of the Week on TouchArcade forum

New & Noteworthy iPhone app in 88 countries!
TOP 10 iPad Puzzle in 10 countries incl. US
TOP 100 iPhone Game in 25 countries incl. US

Stellar critic reviews:
4.5 - TouchArcade.com
4.5 - Modojo.com
4.0 - 148apps.com
5.0 - AppAdvice.com
5.0 - PadGadget.com

Game of the Week - TouchArcade forum
Game of the Week - Modojo.com
Game of the Week - AppAdvice.com
Game of the Week - g4tv.com

App of the Day - GameTrailers.com
App of the Day - Kotaku.com GAOTD
App of the Day - eurogamer

A brilliant twist on the old classic - unpack tetromino blocks instead of the usual packing. Tap on the mesmerizing grid to unpack tetrominos and watch them spin, rotate and fall. Clear the lines from the beautiful cloudy grid fast enough - or it's dream over.


Features:

ENJOY the beautiful ever-changing visuals!
UNPACK lines in this brilliant twist on the falling blocks classic!
PLAY 5 modes: Classic, Puzzle, Pro, Nightmare and Shattered Dream!
RELAX in Zen Puzzle mode - slow down and think about it!
LISTEN to the amazing music, matching the visual experience perfectly!
CHALLENGE your friends via the new Game Center challenges!
SHARE animated screenshots on Twitter and Facebook!


Reviews:

"If only I could look up and touch a tetromino-filled sky... Until then, I thankfully have Dream of Pixels."
90 - toucharcade.com, John Polson

"... a developer like Dawn of Play comes along with a delightful surprise like Dream of Pixels, one of the dreamiest gaming apps on iTunes."
Gaming App of the Day - Kotaku.com, Mike Fahey

"Every aspect of the game has been thought through with care."
App of the Day - eurogamer.net, Tom Phillips

"... offering an interesting and somewhat relaxing jaunt through the world of tetrominos and stunning visuals."
Game of the Week - G4's Knuckle Up, Ashley Esqueda, g4tv.com

"The sheer addictiveness is more than enough to warrant a purchase but the wealth of bonus modes (especially Puzzle) make it a no-brainer."
4/5 - 148apps.com

"If youre in the mood for a fantastic falling blocks puzzle game, then I highly recommend you drop everything that youre doing right now and buy Dream of Pixels. In fact, if you can only get one game this week, make it this one. You wont regret it."
Game of the Week-AppAdvice.com, Christine Chan

"... you'll immediately fall in love with what is arguably one of the finest titles not just on mobile, but gaming in general."
Game of the Week - Modojo.com, Chris Buffa - 90

"Dream of Pixels is fantastically clever, and I would dare to say that its an even better gameplay experience than [the classic]."
100- PadGadget.com, Juli Clover

"In short, we love this game."
App of the Day -GameTrailers.com, Chris Buffa

"A classic puzzle game I bet you've never seen before."
Editor's Pick -Best10App.com

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Echoseven's comments:




11-14-2012, 01:52 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 48
Dream of Pixels Quotes

Ok, to open up this discussion, I am going to post a quote I am personally very proud of (being the game designer of Dream of Pixels and all ):

Quote:
"Wow, that is indeed a brilliant game design!"
-- Jason Rohrer

Dream of Pixels. A beautiful falling blocks puzzle game, in reverse. By Dawn of Play.

11-14-2012, 01:52 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,188
I've been a big fan of their other games, Monkey Labour and Twinoo. I'm really looking forward to tonight's release.

EDIT: Unfortunately, I think I get the concept of "Tetris in reverse" but could the dev please embellish on the gameplay in more detail? I'm not sure that I completely understand what's going on...or I could just be overthinking it given that I'm still at work.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy

Last edited by ColeDaddy; 11-14-2012 at 01:55 PM.
11-14-2012, 01:53 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,163
Ha! been waiting for this one. Today's been a little disappointing with most of my anticipated games turning out to be average. Hopefully this one takes it up a notch.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
11-14-2012, 02:16 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Ha! been waiting for this one. Today's been a little disappointing with most of my anticipated games turning out to be average. Hopefully this one takes it up a notch.

Of course, my friend. I am into it for a few days now, and if you enjoy a few knots in your brain - this is the weapon of choice.
The presentation is top notch and it seems that this game just waited to be developed for the iPhone touch screen. Everything feels and works smooth like butter. This is basically Taetriz (hehe, I disguised the name) in reverse. you have a huge block which comes down from above, and after a short tutorial, you start cutting out different shapes out of the big block. But it isn't as easy as it sounds, because you always need to clear a complete line of small blocks out of the big block. If a block touches the bottom: game over.
The game comes with several game modes, and each one feels unique.
This is a fun game for all puzzle fans and a love letter to your logical senses.
Oh, mind the music - it's really special.

edit: I just started the Puzzles mode, fantastic and clever designed.
Can't think of a way to make it better right now.

5/5

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 11-14-2012 at 02:28 PM.
11-14-2012, 02:17 PM
#6
Tutorial and the Prototype

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
I've been a big fan of their other games, Monkey Labour and Twinoo. I'm really looking forward to tonight's release.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
EDIT: Unfortunately, I think I get the concept of "Tetris in reverse" but could the dev please embellish on the gameplay in more detail? I'm not sure that I completely understand what's going on...or I could just be overthinking it given that I'm still at work.
Good question - First, I need to post the tutorial video here:


And, second, I should add this link to the prototype we published on Kongregate, that was featured on freeindiegam.es yesterday and then Boing Boing picked it up to for their news, which had an awesome effect - almost 10k players in one day!

http://www.kongregate.com/games/ziga...xels-prototype



Hope playing the prototype a while explains the game mechanics, though I wish we made a good job with the tutorial even more - would love to get some feedback on that! Thanks!

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).
11-14-2012, 02:27 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,188
Thanks! I played the stripped down version found on your Kongregate link. It helped to explain gameplay exponentially!

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy
11-14-2012, 04:55 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: California, USA
Posts: 195
Highly recommend this game. The trailer and gameplay videos don't do it justice. If you even remotely enjoy Tetris, I think you'll like this game.
11-14-2012, 05:42 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,256
I've really enjoyed the Kongregate version so I'm sure the polished up version will only blow my mind!

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11-14-2012, 08:01 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 546
This is the best game of this week easily, a must buy!
Such a simple concept, it's funny no one ever thought of it before.
An absolute steal at 99c, this could of been a full price DS game.
No IAP.
Gamecenter leader boards and achievements.

Reverse Tetris is better than Original Tetris, bad luck EA, should think outside the box for a change.

Last edited by ramon31; 11-14-2012 at 08:56 PM.