Light Byte, a game I first told you about in March has been released for iOS. Developed by Centre For Digital Media graduate student Steven Pastro of Abbotsford, Light Byte is an action-puzzle game designed to test your reflexes and memory.Colored blocks descend from the top of the screen, and you must clear them by matching blocks of the same color. Match longer chains of same-colored blocks to unlock powerups and the all-powerful Frenzy mode, as blocks explode away with fiery pyrotechnics. But things aren’t that simple. As you progress, the colors start to fade, so you’ll need to use your memory in addition to your fast reflexes to clear them.
Easy to understand, Light Byte is a challenging, quick and addictive puzzle game you won’t want to put down.
? Simple Tap-to-Shoot Controls: Shoot the blocks as they descend; chain together blocks of the same color to clear them.
? Memory Gameplay: Blocks fade quickly so you’ll need to remember their colors!
? Frenzy Mode: Chain together 8 blocks of the same color to enter Frenzy mode and score even more points.
? Five Colors: Three starting colors – red, blue, yellow – with green and purple blocks to unlock as you play.
? Upgradeable Powerups: Use powerups (one for each color) to help you stay alive. Each can be upgraded to a super version if you advance far enough in the game.
? Multiple Game Modes, including Endless Mode, Full Byte Mode, and three versions of Time Attack. Earn them for free as you play the game, or unlock them immediately as in-app purchases.
? Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements: Compete against friends and yourself.
Light Byte is priced at $ 0.99, with the Top In-App Purchases being:
- Unlock All Modes $1.99
- Time Attack – 3 Colors $0.99
- Full Byte $0.99
- Time Attack – 4 Colors $0.99
- Time Attack – 5 Colors $0.99
Light Byte is rated 4+ and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad devices running iOS 4.2 or later.