Montreal’s 1 Last Try Games is pleased to introduce Evil Square 1.0 for iOS, their new geometry based puzzle Game, where players must arrange a collection of regular and irregular cubes and pyramids so that all the pieces fit perfectly within a black square grid. Shapes are of various sizes, colors, and 3D deformations, but each has a flat base with either three or four sides. When correctly completed, the flat bases of the assembled shapes form a perfect square, with no gaps or overlaps.
Featuring two modes of play, automatic positioning, tap to rotate a quarter turn, and drag to position, Evil Square is for players of all ages. The game challenges the puzzle solver to visualize and experiment with the way irregular shapes, having few 90-degree angles, fit together.
Evil Square includes four puzzle packs with 20 puzzles each. Players can choose either Classic Mode or Evil Mode. In Classic Mode, players are scored by the amount of time they take to complete each puzzle. They can ask for up to three hints per puzzle, with a 30-second penalty for each hint. In Evil Mode, the puzzles are completely different, and players have a maximum of two minutes to complete each puzzle. There are no hints available in Evil Mode. In addition, players progress from puzzle to puzzle, but if they fail at any time, they are required to start over from the beginning.
The colors and shading of each 3D shape are realistic and add visual flair to gameplay. The puzzles quickly become quite challenging, requiring fitting together 5 – 12 differently shaped and sized pieces. As players reach higher levels, the playing grid increases in size, allowing for more puzzles of greater complexity. Fortunately, only the bases of each shape must fit together; the third dimension, height, does not affect gameplay.
There is a major emphasis on rectilinear thinking and visualization in modern society. Books, television screens, houses, furniture, and many mass produced objects reflect the primacy of the box and the 90-degree angle. Evil Square is a game that challenges the player to manipulate, both mentally and physically, three and four-sided shapes that do not possess the structural right angles we are accustomed to. These puzzles are difficult at higher levels, and they provide much entertainment and mental exercise.
* Move and rotate pieces to fit perfectly into the square
* 1 touch game play
* Stunning HD graphics
* Easy, intuitive touch controls
* Hint system
* Visual progression
* Perfect for all ages
* Play for a minute or play for hours
* Evil Mode allows only 2 minutes with no hints
* Openfeint Leader boards and more
“Evil Square is a diabolical puzzle game where fitting together a few simple shapes is harder than you ever thought possible,” commented Isaac Papismado of 1 Last Try Games. “Evil Square made it to the Top 25 in two categories (Puzzle and Board) in Canada in just two days.”
Evil Square is available on iTunes for $ 0.99 USD. This game is rated 4+ and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices running iOS 4.0 or later.