★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Zen Bound - game commentaries

02-25-2009, 12:05 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,654
Zen Bound - game commentaries

[App Store Link, $4.99]

It's finally here.

Zen Bound is a calm and meditative puzzle game about wrapping wooden sculptures with rope. A game in which a high score is not the goal - instead it is something to focus on and enjoy at your own relaxed pace.

It is a tactile experience: a game of wood, stone and rope with the most beautiful graphics yet seen on the iPhone. The visuals complement the controls to provide interaction that feels natural and comfortable.

A major element of the game is the unique, dusty and soothing down-tempo soundtrack designed and composed by 'Ghost Monkey'. It features binaural processing that creates an enveloping soundscape when headphones are used.

Zen Bound is different - an alternative and subtle gaming experience that is difficult to describe. But in its own small way, it defines what gaming on the iPhone can be.

- The most beautiful graphics yet seen on the iPhone - 3D models that almost feel 'tangible' in your hand.
- Intuitive and natural multi-touch controls (tilt supported)
- 51 levels included (Tree of Reflection and Tree of Challenge).
- A captivating 22-minute downtempo soundtrack from 'Ghost Monkey'
- Game soundtrack 'Bound' available as a free download to all customers in uncompromising 320kbit MP3 quality
- Touch the 'Secret Exit' button in the main menu to download the free soundtrack.
Say goodbye to that other horrible thread.

GameCenter: NotYou_ver1.0

Last edited by salsamd; 07-28-2009 at 07:54 PM.
02-25-2009, 12:10 AM
Purchased. Any one have questions?

02-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: You need to stalk me?
Posts: 2,117
Send a message via AIM to superbad
finally! my god. i can now talk about it freely!

PLEASE Visit The APPera | Follow Me Superbad24 | Follow The APPera Tweets
LOST. Let Go. Move On. Zing!
02-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 347
Thanks for a new thread, NotYou.

I'll post some initial impressions shortly for folks who are interested.

caved in and got Twitter
02-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 548
Wow...I called it! Downloading in a few...
02-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,711

Update. First impression:

- Fast loading times
- Smooth controls
- Great music
- Perfect sounds
- Awesome interface
- Helpful game progress information

5/5 for sure.

PS: The WOW factor did not allow me to find any issue... Well, maybe there isn't any after all!

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8

Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 02-25-2009 at 12:25 AM. Reason: First impression added.
02-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 177
I just had an orgasm of joy. Thank god it's finally out. Yay!
02-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 543
light version?
02-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Awesome game. Lives up to the hype. I love it. Go download it. Only if you liked zen bondage though.
02-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 707

Now I can sleep...