★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: Test your left and right brain with Twinoo Brain Training - 5 million players already did!

Now with new face match and dice math puzzles!

TOP #1 iPhone Edu Game 33 countries!
TOP #1 iPad Edu Game 23 countries!

Kiip enabled - Earn physical rewards for simply getting a high score! (Not a sponsor of Apple)

Benefits:
Train your brain - both of the hemispheres!
Improve your right brain abilities: Color and Creativity!
Enhance your left brain: Logic and Reasoning skills!
Upgrade your brain with a dual-core processor!
Test your left and right brain!

Test your left brain:
Solve simple math equations on the left side by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers from 1 to 9.
(NEW) Challenge your brain with dice math

Test your right brain:
Mix colors on the right side - just like watercolors or crayons - supported by the color wheel theory by Johannes Itten.
(NEW) Match faces, fast.

Regular playing should improve your cognitive abilities and enhance your attention span - let us know if it works!

Logic and art come together in this simple and brilliant game. Get ready to teach your brain some new stuff.

May the best brain hemisphere win!

Become a fan of Dawn of Play on Facebook:
http://facebook.com/dawnofplay

Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/dawnofplay

DawnOfPlay's comments:

We proudly present Twinoo, a game to exercise both of your brain
hemispheres, now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!

The original Twinoo for the web has seen over *4 million* unique players
since its launch in 2005, so we decided to port it to the touch platform, where it belongs.

Twinoo was redesigned from ground up for the web 2.0 and is available to
play at dawnofplay.com/twinoo but the touch UI experience is the real
thing and a genuine brain exercise.



May the best brain hemisphere win!

Quick info
----------
Title: Twinoo

Genre: puzzle, educational, game
Type: Universal app (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; iOS v3.2+, Game Center
support for iOS 4.1+)
Webpage: http://dawnofplay.com/twinoo/
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twinoo-brain-training-test/id410791441?mt=8&uo=4

Like us on Facebook: http://dawnofplay.com/dawnofplay
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dawnofplay
01-14-2011, 12:28 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3
Game Impressions

After a long time a new, refreshing gameplay that hooked me up. Combining colors ... awesome....i didn't know i was able to! Nice, minimalistic graphics.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to stretch his brain while having fun!

01-14-2011, 02:42 PM
#3
Gonna take a look later tonight!
01-14-2011, 02:44 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 139
I would totally try this if I weren't partially colorblind.
01-18-2011, 04:09 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 48
Twinoo + shapes!

Hey, C.C,

I am glad you mentioned it, since we are thinking about doing a shapes-based right side of Twinoo problem!
To keep it simple, I am leaning toward merging colors and shapes to avoid multiple versions or even settings..

Depending on feedback, we could push a colorblind update to a nearer future!

What do you think?


zigah
the author
dawnofplay.com/twinoo
www.tetris1d.org
01-18-2011, 05:33 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,172
How do you play the game? Are players to answer questions on both sides (numerical and colors)? I tried the web game a couple of times and actually got a higher score just focusing on the numerical side of the screen. When I tried to do both sides alternately, I got a much lower score. It appears that I am rewarded for jamming through one side of the field rather than attempting to do both.

Also, I couldn't find any instruction on your site.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy
01-18-2011, 07:38 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 48
PROMO CODE giveaway for Twinoo, see post for details!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
How do you play the game? Are players to answer questions on both sides (numerical and colors)? I tried the web game a couple of times and actually got a higher score just focusing on the numerical side of the screen. When I tried to do both sides alternately, I got a much lower score. It appears that I am rewarded for jamming through one side of the field rather than attempting to do both.
Yes. Players are to answer questions on both sides. Focusing just on one side is an option, but you should at least try to keep up with the timer on the other side - for example, you can answer three on one side before answering the other. I think you should give it some more time, especially the right side with colors. I could go on about how the problem of us all being much more mathematically educated than artistically conscious is rooted in our education systems (math is a primary subject, while art is pushed on the side..), but there's one or two TED talks about that already out there which explain that.

Anyway, hopefully the math side doesn't need an in-depth explanation, I will explain the color mixing a bit further, though:

The color circle that you can see on the help page dawnofplay.com/twinoo/help is the "encrypted instruction" - it is the "Color Wheel" by Johannes Itten of the Bauhaus school of crafts and fine arts back from the early 19th century.

The Color Wheel explains the effects of mixing the colors, and it very much sums up how the crayons and watercolors we used in art class would mix.

The most common example I remember from my youth, when I ran out of green, I used blue and yellow one over the other to get a shade or even different shades of green.

Now, you can see that yellow and blue (with red they represent the three primary colors of the subtractive RYB color model) are in the center of the color wheel and the color that is adjacent to both is green.

These are the basics, the interpretation for mixing secondary colors (green, orange and purple) with primary is a bit different and you can also apply it to mixing the primary colors with each other. But I'll leave that as an exercise, if I may.

No, wait, I will make that a prize question - the first five to answer the question (private message me with the answer) will get a PROMO CODE for Twinoo for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App Store!

Quote:
Also, I couldn't find any instruction on your site.
Yes, we wanted to keep it really simple and minimalistic. Maybe too minimalistic.
I am hoping more people were mixing colors the way I did. Otherwise, I guess we'll get working on an update.

cheers!
zigah
Dawn of Play
Tetris 1d

Last edited by zigah; 01-18-2011 at 07:38 AM. Reason: title change
01-18-2011, 07:58 AM
#8
This is a great quick and casual game that was well worth my $0.99. It is fun to play a couple times per day, set higher goals, and see them achieved. One can reach top scores if they are able to stop conciously thinking about each question and enter a rhythm of instant answers. I'd reccomend this to anyone who enjoys light math, puzzles, and simple mental exercises.
01-18-2011, 08:05 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 48
Hey, thanks a lot!
And you nailed it - rythm is key!

Cheers!
zigah
Dawn of Play
01-18-2011, 09:19 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,172
PM Sent!

Thanks again for the code! Will post on on iTunes soon.

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

Last edited by ColeDaddy; 01-18-2011 at 01:10 PM.