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Old 08-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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The present discourse concerning UI design is permeated by the consideration of the rapidly growing trend toward Flat Design and the movement away from Skeuomorphism. In terms of touch screen interface, Skeuomorphic design refers to the subtle imitation of real-world interactions such as three-dimensional buttons and other physical structures. The rational of implementing this type of visual interaction is that it enables the users to more easily and intuitively transition to the use of the new technology. Steve Jobs also held the opinion that Skeuomorphic UI facilitated an emotional response because of its familiarity. Flat Design on the contrary eschews realism for simplicity and is often described in terms of its minimalism. It focuses on solid bold colors and angular geometric figures, especially the square and rectangle, emphasizes the use of empty space or grid-like organization, and often employs clear and easily readable typography, sometimes allowing for the message to take center stage. Its defining feature is perhaps the absence or minimal impression of depth, hence the name "Flat Design." Much like the Swiss typographic style of the 1950's which emerged as a reaction to the naturalistic French Art Nouveau Style, Flat Design is an emerging trend in technological design which can be seen everywhere from the new Microsoft Windows "Metro" Style and the latest prototype of iOS 7, to cutting edge website design, and finally iOS games. As touch devices become more ubiquitous, designers are coming to believe that the old visual cues provided by skeuomorphism are becoming unnecessary and by doing away with them, new possibilities will be opened for interacting with the screen.

My intention in writing the above explanation is to highlight the elements of the "Flat Style" which characterizes the following games, games which are themselves part of this growing trend. As with my previous lists, if you know of any other games that fit the category, please share them, and I will add them in. Thanks!


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Aeoplanes by Victor Campeanu Thread


Block Block Block by Noodlecake Studios Review


Circadia by Simple Machine Review


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Dungeonism by Jeffrey Fal Review


Eighty-Eight by Premiere Liaison Thread


Endless Road by Chillingo Review


Gravity Block by Playsteria Thread


Huebrix by Yellow Monkey Studios Review


Hundreds by Semi Secret Software Review


Inclusion by Purple Pig Thread


Letterpress by atebits Review


Mailboxing by Asketic Thread


OLO Game by Sennep Thread


On/Off by Thomas Castel Thread


Pile by Thomas Castel Description


Puk by Laser Dog Thread


Puzzlejuice by Colaboratory Review


Robo Surf by Pieces Interactive Review


rymdkapsel by webbfarbror AB Review


Seq by Thomas Castel Thread


SpellTower by Zach Gage Review


Super Durak by Kirill Edelman Thread


Unify by Zach Gage Thread


Vetica by Speed Noise Movement Review

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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Is there any way you could not post images that are too wide for the screens of iOS devices in your threads? Not only can I not view the pictures but it also stretches your text out so that it cannot be read. I can read it in the TA app, but I usually read TA on Safari on my iPad and I doubt I'm the only one.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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Add "OLO game" to the list.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:33 PM
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Is there any way you could not post images that are too wide for the screens of iOS devices in your threads? Not only can I not view the pictures but it also stretches your text out so that it cannot be read. I can read it in the TA app, but I usually read TA on Safari on my iPad and I doubt I'm the only one.
You are right, I do most of my computing from my Phone and rarely browse TA from the web. I am sure there is a way to insert dimensions into the code and I will look into it for future posts.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:47 PM
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Add "OLO game" to the list.
Great! I added Dungeon Raid and OLO Game.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:23 PM
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Does Block Block Block fit here?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:39 PM
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Inclusion and Aeroplanes could be added.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:00 AM
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Wonderful suggestions! Those games look terrific! I added them to the list.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:40 AM
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How about these games below?
Unpuzzle
Phased
2fuse
Compulsive
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:12 PM
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Wonderful suggestions! Those games look terrific! I added them to the list.
My pleasure! Great list, by the by. I discovered and am enjoying Pile, and want to check out a few of the other ones.
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