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iPhone: Lights Tap - a new lights out logic puzzle genre, designed for Apple Watch

05-19-2015, 01:58 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Romania
Posts: 14
Lights Tap - a new lights out logic puzzle genre, designed for Apple Watch

Hello toucharcaders
I'm excited to introduce you to the puzzle game that I've been working on since February.
Lights Tap is a 'lights out' puzzle game designed from the start to be played nicely on the Apple Watch. Off course, since I dumbly ordered a space grey Apple Watch instead of a white one I won't get to actually try it on the device until mid June. But until then you can, and you also can play it on your iPhone - the place where it really shines.

The goal is to clear the board by tapping on the board cells (lights). The trick is that tapping one cell will toggle its state as well as those of its cardinal neighbours. Lights Out is famous for being one of first native games for iPhone, developed in the jailbreak community long before iOS SDK was released. I'm hoping that Lights Tap will be at least as famous, this time because of the great fun and the complex puzzles it brings to the table.

So, what makes Lights Tap special (other than taking 2 and a half months of my life to code and design) and its (subjectively) great looks on both the iPhone and  Watch?

  1. Each level is at most 4x4 in size - which should make it really nice to play on your wrist, with large tappable buttons.
  2. Puzzles have a target number of moves to be solved in. You will want to play one level multiple times trying to figure out the best combination of taps that solve it correctly.
  3. New types of cells increasing the difficulty and fun - and put your strategic thinking to task. Some cells are untappable (locked), others are straight out missing, and others have multiple states they have to be toggled through.
  4. Level progress shared between iPhone and Watch, so that any levels you solve on your phone will be marked as such on your watch (the reverse is also true).
  5. Minimalist and uncluttered Watch version that and should play quickly with a great feel to it.
  6. The game is premium, uncluttered by advertising and with no locks. You can jump to any level and play it directly.
  7. Last but not least, there is a significant amount of polish with tasteful and fun animations, clean looks that make for a great gaming experience suitable to all kinds of logic puzzle lovers.

Depending on the feedback, I am considering creating also a lighter free version of the game in the future, with IAP for extra puzzles.

Please let me know what you think of the screenshots in the comments below. Currently the game is waiting for developer release, so I can give out download codes via PM to the first 5 who are interested.

Thanks guys, please let me know what you think
Alex

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@alexbrie
www.cognitivebits.com
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Last edited by alextorex; 05-19-2015 at 06:45 AM.
05-19-2015, 04:05 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Bucharest, Romania
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Cool, always wanted to play this on my watch

iPhone 6 / iPad Air / MacbookPro Retina 2013 / Cinema Display / Apple TV
05-19-2015, 06:41 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Romania
Posts: 14
Good, I'll send you a promo code on PM.
PS. the iPhone version is really neat, don't ignore it to only play on the watch

I've been making apps since before the iPhone.
05-20-2015, 12:45 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Romania
Posts: 14
Here is Lights Tap, finally released!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lights-tap-most-challenging/id978402921?mt=8

I've been making apps since before the iPhone.