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Layer - simple is hard

By Gamenauts

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


Stack. Solve. Smile.

Layer is a deceptively simple and beautifully designed minimalist game of tile stacking.

Tap on the board to move adjacent tiles to vacant spots until you've got them all stacked up. Make a wrong move and everything falters. Solve over 120 hand crafted levels & challenge yourself further by capturing the bonus stars.

We know you're smart. But are you smart enough to defeat the fiendish minimalism of Layer?

Originally released as Koutack on the web in 2013, Layer is the enhanced, premium mobile version - exclusively developed for iOS by the original creators, stellarNull.

No IAP, No Hints + No Gimmicks
Stuck on a puzzle? You have the perfect solution - your mind.

Most Innovative Gameplay - Game Dev Gathering 2014
Most Promising Game Nominee - Indie Prize Asia 2014

"Don’t underestimate the simplicity of Layer - there’s definitely more to everything than meets the eye." 5/5 - AppAdvice


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What's New in Version 1.0.4

- Fixes for tutorial bugs.
- Improved support for iOS 9.


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Customer Reviews

Used to love this game

I've been playing this game for a while. It was one of the free downloads from Starbucks. I got up too layer 15 and it kept freezing. I could solve a lot of the puzzles, and when I went back and started that particular level again it would work – sometimes. The main problem is that if you delete it and reinstall you lose all of your data. It hasn't had an update for quite a long time, so I think it's been abandoned by its developers. Too bad because it was a really fun game. Maybe I'll try it again in the future, if there is an update to work out the bugs. Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to delete this for good.

Looks promising but freezes on loading screen.

Just installed this game on my iPad mini 2 with iOS 9.2. The game loads and pops up the tutorial. But after you've passed the tutorial, you get a star then the screen wipes from yellow to black with a red square in the center with "Loading...". That's all I get. It seems to work fine on my iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2 installed, so I can only guess it's something with the iPad mini 2. I've tried deleting the app and reinstalling with no luck. Either way it's very disappointing since I paid money for this. Would like a refund or some acknowledgement of the problem and a patch.


Nice game. One tweak I'd like to see is the option of retrying a level after earning a star but without losing the star if you fail the next time. If a level is particularly difficult for me to solve I like reconstructing the solution. But if I clear without landing on the star I lose the star earned on the previous try.

Layer - simple is hard
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 30.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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