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Zen Bound®

By Secret Exit Ltd.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Please note:
Zen Bound 2 Universal contains all the levels of Zen Bound 1 and more (with new gameplay modes), supports gyro and Retina Displays, includes Game Center support and Achievements, has greatly improved graphics, a 45-minute soundtrack and works beautifully on all devices!

Zen Bound® is a calm and meditative puzzle game about wrapping wooden sculptures with rope. A game in which a high score is not the goal - instead it is something to focus on and enjoy at your own relaxed pace.

It is a tactile experience: a game of wood, stone and rope with some of the most beautiful graphics seen on the iPhone. The visuals complement the controls to provide interaction that feels natural and comfortable.

A major element of the game is the unique, dusty and soothing down-tempo soundtrack designed and composed by 'Ghost Monkey'. It features binaural processing that creates an enveloping soundscape when headphones are used.

Zen Bound® is different - an alternative and subtle gaming experience that is difficult to describe. But in its own small way, it defines what gaming on the iPhone can be.

- Beautiful graphics, 3D models almost feel tangible in your hand
- Intuitive and natural multi-touch controls (tilt supported)
- 76 levels
- A captivating 22-minute downtempo soundtrack from 'Ghost Monkey'

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*Excellence in 3D*
IMGA (International Mobile Gaming Awards) winner 2009

*Best iPhone Game* & *Audio Achievement*
Double winner in IGF (Independent Games Festival) Mobile 2009

"This is one of the best games you can buy for your iPhone - I recommend Zen Bound to each and every iPhone gamer." - 9.5/10, IGN

"An amazing puzzle game that was designed purely for the iPhone." - Editors Choice 5 Stars, MacWorld

"Zen Bound is an interactive poem which organically ties together contemplative gameplay and beautiful presentation" - 10/10 Platinum Award, Pocket Gamer

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Customer Reviews

This version WILL be updated.

First, to clear up confusion, this game used to be published by Chillingo. But the developers, Secret Exit, have chosen to self-publish their games going forward. So this is basically a re-release. If you've downloaded Zen Bound before, THAT version will not be updated. But THIS NEW release will get updates.

As for the game, it's great, especially for casual gamers who want something calmer and slower-paced. You can go for speed if you wish, but you can also play the game at a slow pace, going for completion instead. If you like this game, you should also pick up Zen Bound 2, which has better graphics and is universal (for both iPhone and iPad).

Thank you!

Thank you Secret Exit! I love this game and it is definitely a good way for me to consider buying Zen Bound 2, but I think I'll have to wait for limited time sale of .99 cents deal since i'm just a broke college student getting by. Other than that, this game gives me loads of entertainment, but at the same time it relaxes me after a long and stressful day of studying. This game is the perfect game to take small breaks from the pressures of life. I am amazed with the graphics and the realistic feel of tying an object. Excellent job, definitely worth more than five stars, and I will continue to give this app five stars in future updates.

Beautiful execution, and quite different

This is quite an original idea. I have not seen anything like this on the App Store. The presentation is very nice, and the game play is odd and interesting at the same time. It's also devilishly addicting - whenever I start playing, I find it hard to stop. I do find myself struggling with the interface a little, but that's really just limitations of the touch screen - ultimately you have a flat screen between you and the rope/object, not much you can do about that!. All in all a great, innovative app.

Zen Bound®
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.5.0
  • Size: 56.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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