To celebrate the launch of our new game, DETACHMENT, Shades is FREE THIS WEEKEND!

We’re not going to pretend - we’re giving Shades away for free because we really hope you’ll try Detachment too. It has the same minimalist design and mellow, meditative gameplay. So download both games today - they’re both FREE!

Meditation + Panic. It's an addictive combo. Over 4 million people have chilled out with Shades, you should too.
~ Apple App Of The Week!
~ Buzzfeed - featured in "31 iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Already"
~ Buzzfeed - featured in "29 Games Every Procrastinator Should Know About"
~ Apple Best New Games
~ Starbucks "Pick of the Week"

"Shades is a really charming puzzle game, not unlike Tetris. It has some lovely design touches and is a really calming experience to play." - Buzzfeed

"The graphics are ingeniously simple as are the rules, but as you start to play you soon realize that the gameplay is anything but easy." - TouchArcade

"I highly recommend checking out Shades" - AppAdvice

"Surprisingly difficult!" ~ The guys who made it.

A mesmerizing, calming, zen-like experience. A very simple game that will challenge you to think very fast.

- Simple rules
- Intuitive gameplay
- Difficult to master
- 3 modes of play. Easy. Medium. Hard.
- Challenge yourself with 3,4 or 5 column play!
- Beautiful, colorful, minimalist design.
- Sound design by ONBC

How to Play:

The gameplay is simple.
- Move the falling blocks into the best position to combine blocks and clear rows.
- Place 2 blocks of the same color on top of each other to combine them into a single block of a darker color.
- Create a row of blocks with the same color to clear the row.
- Don't let your stack of blocks hit the top.

Super simple, surprisingly challenging.

We would like to thank Oliver North Boy Choir ( for permission to use the song “Sleep” in the Shades video preview -

What's New

Version 1.3.1

- bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Ok except for the ads you can't turn off


I like the simple soothing gameplay. The tutorial is good but it still took me a few games to properly understand the game. I hate that every time I play I get an ad for their other games. I can't turn it off in the settings. This will really limit how often I play it and cost it 2 stars in rating. I bought this because it was sold as a pay once and play. I bought it because I am completely and utterly sick of being nagged to buy things when I am just trying to take a break and relax. For me ads in games negate the whole purpose of playing the game. I don't think I will play that often given the ads.

Looks easy.....


Is anything but! A very addictive game, already becoming a favourite!



A simple game beautifully designed that tests the speed of both your brain and fingers!


44.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 UOVO ApS


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