App description: Imp Paired is a bold, modern take on the classic memory game Pairs (which you may know better as Concentration, Memory or Pelmanism).

Find matching patterns on the backs of the packages to stack them up, but if you keep making mistakes more packages will drop onto your board. Once the board fills completely it's game over.

Packed with beautiful artwork and playful humour, Imp Paired is a treat for the eyes and an engrossing challenge for the mind.

Features 3 Game Modes:
Escape (1 player): Complete 21 levels of increasing difficulty to escape the world of the imps
Challenge (1 player): The difficulty ramps up steeply in this quickfire mode, perfect for short bursts of intense play
Two-Player (2 players): Play head to head with a friend on the same device. Similar to the classic game of Pelmanism, but with a few extra touches that make it uniquely Imp Paired

In Imp Paired, players find themselves transported to a package sorting production line in a place that seems to be somewhere between a factory and a funfair. The player's work is overseen by a pair of maniacal imp characters, who regularly drop in to instruct, encourage, taunt, tease, and occasionally flat out insult the player. To succeed, you must negotiate your simple but increasingly challenging task by adopting mnemonic strategies of your own design. Packed full of bold and playful humour, Imp Paired was born out of the developer's experiences coming to terms with the challenges and frustrations of modern life.

Nicholas Lister's comments:
A memory game for a modern age, Imp Paired is a bold and sharp witted reinterpretation of a classic memory game mechanic.


Finding matching patterns on the backs of packages removes them from the play area, but as the player keeps making guesses, more and more packages fall in to place. Once the board fills completely it's game over.

The game plays out on a package sorting production line in a place that seems to be somewhere between a factory and a funfair. The player's work is overseen by a pair of maniacal imp characters; who regularly drop in to instruct, encourage, taunt, tease, and occasionally flat out insult the player.

To succeed, you must negotiate your simple but increasingly challenging task by adopting mnemonic strategies of your own design.

Packed with beautiful artwork and playful humour, Imp Paired is a treat for the eyes and an engrossing challenge for the mind.

I am the independent developer behind Imp Paired. Before I took up game development I had trained for six years to become an architect. Frustrated with the profession I was about to enter, I turned away in search of a new creative outlet, eventually finding independent game development. That whole story is quite complicated and quite interesting. It was featured in Gamasutra a few months back. Imp Paired is my first release and the stage on which I have learnt about making games

Hope you enjoy it

The app store link is right here
07-30-2013, 11:36 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
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I grabbed and am enjoying the game BUT...(there's always a but) I'd rather skip the cute dialog between levels. The humor isn't that bad, but those long intermissions really throw me off my rhythm. Even worse, as I assume, I'd have to sit through the same dialog every time I replay the game!?

Like I appreciate how you explain the important rule changes in Challenge mode, but once it has been explained to me I really don't want to sit through those pages of dialog EVERY TIME I play that mode!

If there is an option in preferences to skip all of the dialog I'd really appreciate it, although at the same time, like with important rule changes, I'd hope it would be simple enough to re-enable the dialog if I want the rules re-explained.

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08-01-2013, 04:22 AM
#3
Thanks for giving it go, and it's good to hear you enjoyed it.

I do get what you mean about the dialogue. Allowing the player to turn it off is firmly on the list of possibilities for a future update. It could be a relatively minor tweak that doesn't have too much of a gameplay effect, so that makes it a decent candidate for trying out.

Just launched this quirky, art heavy iOS memory game I've been making. It's called Imp Paired. You can check it out on the App Store

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