By Marco Mazzoli
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"Whimsical, magical, and enchanting" –– Touch Arcade, 5/5
Kiwanuka is an action-puzzle game with an entirely new game-mechanic designed uniquely for touch screen. Guide the tiny citizens, instruct them to build towers, knock the towers over to grab ledges, then use them as bridges to reach the exit. Success requires careful thought and perfect timing.
- "A brilliant, beautiful, unique experience. Everything from the sounds, visuals, and just the vibe of the game all come together to create one of the most interesting little games I’ve played." - Touch Arcade, Game of the Week
- "An elegantly smart game." - Cult of Mac
- "A good surprise" -New York Times
- "A truly special game" - Kotaku
- "Amazing" - TUAW
- "A hidden treasure." - SlashGear
- "The game looks great." - Pocket Gamer
-"In an increasingly-long line of delightful puzzle games on iOS, Kiwanuka is one of the best. It sees you guiding a colourful collection of characters to freedom using a glowing staff: like a neon-infused Lemmings built for touchscreens." - The Guardian
What's New in Version 1.2
Lemmings for short attention spans
This game is beautifully crafted. It looks lush, the interactions are slick and the sound rocks.
But I was expecting a puzzle game. I've waded through what seems like half a game waiting for the tutoring to end and the puzzles to begin. Once you've mastered "you can't go x-wise go anti-x-wise", you've mastered this whole game. That's it, a best it's sometimes "slightly awkward" to get your guys in the exact spot they need to be, but that's no puzzle.
You can tell that a lot of care and attention has gone into the aesthetic, and the game deserves credit for delivering such a polished experience. It's just a bit absent of any fun...
A great game, but too easy and too short
The developer has clearly spent much time creating a beautiful gameplay experience. But a full play through takes only an hour, and none of the puzzles had me stumped for more than a minute. Still, it's appropriately priced and I'd recommend buying it anyway.
This game has amazing potential and I hope the developers return to the task of level design to make this one of the great touch games.
It's an amazing game but bugs make it a problem.
Kiwanuka is by far the best, simple game with outstanding visuals and music. An easy concept gets more challenging and fun. I would recommend it to anyone any day. However, there seems to be a problem where it keeps resetting my progress and there are no settings meaning it couldn't have been anyone (plus no one uses my phone). I believe it's a bug and I hope they fix this.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 13 January 2015
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 49.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Marco Mazzoli
- © CMA Megacorp
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.