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Feedbacks from Beta Testers:

"It is very therapeutic"

"I've never played such a unique match three which brings a fresh take on this genre. I use to play them a lot but you get the same game over and over. Not with this. "

"I want to poke the flowers"

"Very relaxing"

"I was just staring at it, it is very... zen"
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Into the Winds - Zen Flowers aims to provide a meditative gameplay experience. Take your time to match flowers and watch as the flowers disperses their petals, carried away by the gentle breeze. A down to earth Match-2 puzzle game infused with elements of Zen.

Features:
- 3 Modes for different manners of relaxation or de-stressing
- 6 Ability flowers to unlock and upgrade to enhance gameplay
- Beautiful and mesmerising visuals and animations
- A handcrafted meditative soundtrack
- Share words of wisdom when you share a score

Note:
This game contains only 1 non-consumable IAP.

unexpect3rd's comments:

Into The Winds - Zen Flowers

unexpect3rd
Genres: Games Puzzle Lifestyle Family
GAME CENTER ENABLED
Free


Quote:
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Feedbacks from Beta Testers:

"It is very therapeutic"

"I've never played such a unique match three which brings a fresh take on this genre. I use to play them a lot but you get the same game over and over. Not with this. "

"I want to poke the flowers"

"Very relaxing"

"I was just staring at it, it is very... zen"
=============================

Into the Winds - Zen Flowers aims to provide a meditative gameplay experience. Take your time to match flowers and watch as the flowers disperses their petals, carried away by the gentle breeze. A down to earth Match-2 puzzle game infused with elements of Zen.

Features:
- 3 Modes for different manners of relaxation or de-stressing
- 6 Ability flowers to unlock and upgrade to enhance gameplay
- Beautiful and mesmerising visuals and animations
- A handcrafted meditative soundtrack
- Share words of wisdom when you share a score

Note:
This game contains only 1 non-consumable IAP.








Supported Devices:
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPhone4
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.1

Download Size: 29MB


11-25-2015, 12:29 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 330
Press Release

Unexpect3rd Developments had previously released casual but challenging puzzle games such as Rotapix, a photo rotation puzzler, 7 Pips, a survival style math puzzle game and Singularity - Modern Lights, as titled, it is a modern take on the classic game of Lights Out. Singularity was featured on the Apple App Store as Best New Games during release.

Now Unexpect3rd Developments is offering a new relaxing twist on the puzzle game genre with Into the Winds - Zen Flowers. It is a very simple line-drawing flower matching game with various Ability Flowers to unlock that would change how a player plays the game. It has simple missions and daily objectives for the players who are goal oriented. These missions and objectives will earn the player experience points and seeds which will translate into ability upgrades and higher score bonuses.

What truly stands out for Into the Wind - Zen Flowers, is in its names sake. The Zen elements infused in the game can be experienced from the meditative soundtrack, to the incredibly animated flowers, to the relaxing and changing background visuals. Each flower in the game is NOT a single sprite as per how most other games game objects are. In Into the Wind - Zen Flowers, each flower is generated from a single petal and the stalk. One can observe and appreciate every little movement animated on the flowers and be entranced when each flower disperses its petals into the winds.

Unexpect3rd Development has truly blended a meditative Zen experience with relaxing puzzle in this latest release.

Into the Winds - Zen Flower will be available on the Apple iOS App Store from 26th November 2015

The video app preview for the iPad version can be viewed on Youtube here.

About the developer

Edmund Ching, sole developer of Unexpect3rd Developments, has been working in various start-ups in Singapore, developing mobile/facebook games for over 5 years. He is currently transiting towards becoming a full-time indie developer

11-25-2015, 02:52 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,441
Looks nice, and sounds promising. Something my kid might enjoy to watch (pretty sure he won't understand the gameplay yet).
Downloading.
11-25-2015, 07:19 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
Looks nice, and sounds promising. Something my kid might enjoy to watch (pretty sure he won't understand the gameplay yet).
Downloading.
I hope they like it too (and hope you'll like it in the process)

Zen + flower themed seems like a very narrow crowd to target haha.
11-25-2015, 08:30 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 140
So I totally get a vibe from flower on the ps4. It's simplistic, beautiful and it oozes zen. The only thing that keeps me from complete relaxation is the high pitched noise that matching up 5 flowers and up makes. If the sound was calmer, then I'd fall head over heels for this put if I were to give it a review set of stars, 5 out of 5 wouldn't be enough because I absolutely love this game
11-25-2015, 11:24 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimchisoju View Post
So I totally get a vibe from flower on the ps4. It's simplistic, beautiful and it oozes zen. The only thing that keeps me from complete relaxation is the high pitched noise that matching up 5 flowers and up makes. If the sound was calmer, then I'd fall head over heels for this put if I were to give it a review set of stars, 5 out of 5 wouldn't be enough because I absolutely love this game

Thank you!! When you really need to destress or relax, go fool around in Zen mode! It's like a air buble wrap thingy, haha.

Also, enable notification for this game, it'll throw you a different motivational message once a day
11-26-2015, 12:50 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 330
Ah haha now I realised why you mentioned ps4, I had no idea there's game with similar theme there.

So disclaimer: into the winds is not related to flowers for the ps4. We share the same theme that's all.

Last edited by unexpect3rd; 11-26-2015 at 01:14 AM.
11-26-2015, 01:52 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 37
Really nice game, I'm enjoying the Zen mode.

I do agree that some of the match sounds are a bit jarring and atonal.
11-26-2015, 02:53 PM
#9
unexpect3rd, you are one of the developers I keep an eye out for! I really like your style. I was very happy to see a new game from you, and downloaded it right away. It's so beautiful! And peaceful and relaxing, with wonderful clear graphics. As an older gamer whose eyes and reflexes aren't top-notch anymore, I so appreciate games that I can see clearly, and that let me use patience and reasoning and planning over speed. It's Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and when I count the many things in my life I'm grateful for, today I am adding this lovely little gem of a game to my list. Thank you!

Last edited by Valentia; 11-26-2015 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Spelling
11-26-2015, 09:44 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
Really nice game, I'm enjoying the Zen mode.

I do agree that some of the match sounds are a bit jarring and atonal.
Thank you for the support. I'm working on fixing that right now, getting the right tone. Some other users have responded that they liked the increasing pitch, so i have to find the right balance now. An increasing pitch but not too annoying.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valentia View Post
unexpect3rd, you are one of the developers I keep an eye out for! I really like your style. I was very happy to see a new game from you, and downloaded it right away. It's so beautiful! And peaceful and relaxing, with wonderful clear graphics. As an older gamer whose eyes and reflexes aren't top-notch anymore, I so appreciate games that I can see clearly, and that let me use patience and reasoning and planning over speed. It's Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and when I count the many things in my life I'm grateful for, today I am adding this lovely little gem of a game to my list. Thank you!
Thank you very much sir, I really almost teared up reading this (but I didnt want to cry at my day job office). Sometimes I will try to make games of a different genres (to expand my game design skillset), but I really hope Unexpect3rd Developments will eventually be known for something... I've got my fingers crossed on that "something" being "relaxing puzzle games". Your words will have an impact on my future game design directions.

Please carry on supporting unexpect3rd and share the game with others who may enjoy it.

And please leave a rating/review if you guys feel it deserve one

And Happy Thanks Giving, Happy Black Friday!

Last edited by unexpect3rd; 11-26-2015 at 09:47 PM.