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Paint it Back

By Casual Labs LLC

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2013 Puzzle Game of the Year - Pocket Tactics.

"Paint It Back looks great, has fun and clever puzzles, and just plain feels good to play."- Touch Arcade, 4.5 / 5.

"Wait, what time is it? I missed dinner and breakfast? It’s hard to put this one down." - 148Apps, 4.5 / 5.

The art has disappeared from the gallery! Can you paint it back?

Recreate lost paintings by using your mind!

Use logic as your paintbrush to solve each painting's unique puzzle!

*** The first 30 paintings are free!

*** Never any extra purchases of coins, cheats, power-ups, or whatever!

*** Everything in the game can be unlocked with just one purchase!

• 150 paintings to solve!
• 15 rooms to unlock!
• 19 achievements!
• Play at your own pace!
• 6 player profiles on one device (the whole family can play!)
• Universal app: play on iPad/iPhone/iTouch.
• iCloud sync: play on one iDevice, continue on another.
• iPad: play in either landscape or portrait mode.
• Endless "Mystery Masterpiece" challenge mode.
• Logic puzzles similar to nonograms, picross, paint by numbers and griddlers.
• Hours of puzzley fun for the whole family!

******************* CONTACT ME **********************

If you have any questions, comments, problems, etc. please send them to Especially if you find a bug or error - then I can get it fixed!

What's New in Version 1.3

-Free bonus room "The Archives"
-New achievement "Basement Dweller"


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Customer Reviews

Inventive, intuitive, and incredible!

Paint It Back is an absolute hidden gem of a puzzler. Simple controls allow for even the tech-illiterate (I'm looking at you, Great-Aunt Myrtle) to easily pick up and play. Beautifully tactile sound effects reward your efforts with satisfying clicks and crunches, and give an extra level of addictiveness to the already captivating gameplay. And clever puzzle images leave you curious to find out what "Pregnant Again, Mr. Seahorse?" actually looks like.
On top of all of this, the game's achievements are just tough enough to make you work for them, but still remain attainable -- giving players another reason to come back, time and again.
If you're a fan of puzzlers, Picross, or just want a great way to waste some time, pick up Paint it Back. It's a pretty perfect puzzler.

Almost perfect

This is one of the best games I've downloaded in awhile, but there's one glaring thing missing: an "undo" button. I can't tell you how many times I realize suddenly that I made a logical error five moves ago but don't know how to manually undo it.
And a few times I accidentally hit the screen but wasn't sure quite where. An undo button would fix either issue.

I also can't understand why there are timing-related achievements, but the timer is not prominently displayed on the screen as you're doing the puzzle. Nor does it give you any clue how much time can run out before you lose the achievement.

Very nice

The game starts easy and gets more difficult with higher levels. Yes, it is missing the 'undo' function and on an iPhone it's easy to misclick a square, but I still give it five stars.

All puzzles can be solved logically, not by guessing. I only encountered one where I had to guess out of two possible combinations. It was at the end where I could quickly undo it and try the other.

I like how bigger pictures are broken down into segments. Some of the pictures are cute, others nonsensical. This was the first time I tried this type of puzzle. Job well done.

Paint it Back
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 49.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Unlock full game$2.99
  2. Unlock Part 1$0.99
  3. Unlock Part 2$0.99
  4. Unlock Part 3$0.99
  5. Unlock Part 4$0.99