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  • Publisher: Patrick Foerster
  • Genre: Trivia
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 18.2 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: Free
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App description: PixelBoom! is a new kind of picross- or nonogram-puzzle game, with over 60 levels in 4 degrees of difficulty. The game features two kind of level types: One is time based and the other one has a limited number of permitted false attempts. No matter what, if you fail, the level will go "Boom", so you have to act smart. The objective of each level is to uncover an image in a grid of squares, which in PixelBoom! are called "pixels". There are pixels contributing to the final image and pixels, which must be transparent. It is your goal to deduce which are the contributing and which are the transparent ones. Digits, which are attached to the grid, will tell you the number of consecutive contributing pixels in each row and in each column. Combining these numbers is the key to solving the level.

To ease the challenge, there a three different kind of powerful tools you may unleash:

1) The Hourglass: Increase your time or the number of permitted false attempts
2) The Hint: Solves a randomly chosen pixel, which contributes to the final image
3) The Focus: Reduces the playing field and lets you focus on solving a smaller area first

To use one of these tools, you will need energy, which is earned by uncovering the transparent pixels. It may not be necessary to uncover those to solve the level, but it will help you uncovering the others.

Playing and solving a level will yield a highscore, assembled by the number of consecutive pixels you uncovered without a mistake in between and the number of remaining time or false attempts at the end of the level. So you may want to improve your highscore with each new play.

Highscores are not only for fun. Each solution of a level will be rated with a maximum of three stars:

1) The first one for solving the level
2) The second one for solving the level in a certain time or with a certain minimal amount of false attempts
3) And the last one for reaching a certain highscore threshold

Besides highscores, stars are used to unlock new packages of levels or individual levels with special conditions.
07-29-2015, 10:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 555
This looks cool. Waiting for imps or a video

07-29-2015, 11:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 849
This looks like a game I would really enjoy. I'll check my MBP for it. Only iPhone 6 Plus and MacBook Pro for me.
07-30-2015, 03:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Love this type of puzzle game so I jumped on it. Looks good but sadly I can't say much about the gameplay.

There are a few graphical glitches with the menu and buttons but the biggest problem is that the app completely crashes as soon as I touch the screen on the first level. This is on an iPad Air 2 with 8.4.
07-30-2015, 09:29 AM
Can't play it-downloaded 3 times-crashes everytime on first puzzle in tutorial-Ipad Air 2/128
07-30-2015, 10:10 PM
Same experience iPad Mini 2. Seems like this one is a dud.
07-30-2015, 10:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 19
Same here for crashing at start of tutorial. Unfortunately, when a game mentions "picross", I hit buy at Mach 1.
07-31-2015, 09:16 AM
Also crashing on iPad Air (1) after tutorial. Haven't been able to play even a single game.
07-31-2015, 09:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 7
Hi there,

I am Patrick Frster, the sole developer of PixelBoom! I'm very sorry to hear, that the game is crashing on various devices and that I am investigating the reports. I hope to get to the cause and provide a fix as fast as possible.

As far as I can see, every crash occurs in the first level? With the first touch?

@bluke: Can you provide a screenshot of the "graphical glitches"?

[EDIT]: The game-breaking bug seems to be resolved. I hope to be able to submit the update today.
[EDIT 2]: The new version has been submitted.

Last edited by pixelpai; 07-31-2015 at 01:05 PM.
07-31-2015, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the quick resolution, Patrick! I look forward to playing the game. Hopefully Apple will provide your update quickly.