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Bear Winter

By Nevercenter Ltd. Co.

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


"Bear Winter might be the most romantic Match-3 game I’ve ever played." - Gamezebo

"Bear Winter's tranquil piano soundtrack and lazy snowfall backdrop barely shield a merciless survival game." - Pocket Gamer

"7/10" -Pocket Gamer, Bronze Award

I travel, alone, deep into the wilderness to find her.
I find fires to stay warm.
I gather acorns to refill my health.
I collect arrows to be ready.

Then the ice bears come.

- Visit the wilderness via beautiful pseudo-retro graphics
- Haunting, gorgeous soundtrack
- Addictive bite-sized gameplay
- Enthralling story
- Original matching mechanic -- not a "match-three" clone
- Challenging strategy -- each item performs a different function
- How many days can you survive?

What's New in Version 1.50

- In response to popular demand, we've removed all elements of free-to-play and advertising. Enjoy the full experience!
- Swipe animation added to make it more clear where you've swiped.
- What better way to cool off this summer than by fending off ice bears in the snowy Russian wilderness, and potentially dying of frostbite?


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Customer Reviews

I enjoyed it...

For those having trouble with swiping, swipe within the box; start on the piece you wish to remove and then swipe in the direction of choice. I have a habit of wanting to swipe outside of the board myself, so I find the gameplay to be a bit awkward. Despite the slight awkwardness with swiping (just a personal preference), I am quite fond of this game. I love the music, like the art, and find the game to be quite challenging. It's challenging enough that when you finally do match 3 flames, you almost feel like you've accomplished something...


I really enjoy this game because it's unique and challenging. I downloaded it yesterday and as soon as I figured it out, I was hooked! My favorite part about this game is that there are no in-app purchases-one of the few apps that don't (although theoretically there could be one for themes or something I guess)-so people willing to spend money don't have a leg up on anyone else. I really appreciate the fact that there aren't any ads, because it seems to be the staple of all "freemium" apps now. Keep up the good work!

Existentialist Puzzler

Unique atmosphere that I like coming back too, with a melancholic song that suits the futile quest for survival of the protagonist/player.

I'd like to see a little more 'flair' when you swipe a match-3, but that's a minor complaint.

It's not a super deep game (hence 4 star rating instead of 5), but a great pick up and play for a few minutes that is worth the price IMO.

Bear Winter
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.50
  • Size: 91.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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