Glow Artisan Free
By Powerhead Games
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"Gaming App of the Day!" - Kotaku
"Glow Artisan is a great buy for puzzle lovers and puzzle makers" - Gamezeebo
This is the FREE Version of the acclaimed Glow Artisan!
Contains first 12 levels plus two bonus levels. AND the ability to create one puzzle from scratch or based on an included picture.
The Free version can be converted to the Full version through in-app purchase. The Full version contains:
* all 80+ puzzles
* all trophies, bonus puzzles, and medals
* the ability to save 48 user-created puzzles
* the ability create puzzles from any picture, including using your camera
* randomizer mode
* full list of Game Center Achievements
Praise for previous releases of Glow Artisan:
2010 IGF Winner – Best Mobile Game Design
"Plays beautifully", "Silver Award"
“Glow Artisan is an exceedingly clever puzzle game... solidly recommended!”
“Once you've got the hang of how Glow Artisan works you won't want to put it down.”
“[An] absolute puzzle gem... Download it now.”
“One of the most clever puzzlers we’ve seen in some time.”
The Free version of Glow Artisan offers you a sampling of its award-winning gameplay, including the first 12 puzzles, plus two Bonus Puzzles. It also lets you create one puzzle with the Picture Puzzle creation tools, or the built-in level editor.
Unlock the full game with an In-App Purchase. Full game includes over 80 mind-bending puzzles, over 160 Medals to earn, the full list of Game Center Achievements, and the Randomizer mode that allows for infinite re-playability.
Powerhead Games brings its award-winning Glow Artisan to the iTunes App Store. Glow Artisan is a unique, easy-to-learn puzzle game offering deep gameplay. Players will have to use their wits and ingenuity to solve over 80 colorful puzzles ranging in difficulty from simple to maddening. Additionally, players can create new puzzles from scratch with the built-in editor or generate them from their own photos!
Full Version Features:
∙ High resolution graphics bring sharp images to the Apple Retina display
∙ Over 80 colorful puzzles across three difficulty tiers -- master the puzzles by hitting the Move and Time medal targets for each one
∙ Game Center support records your Achievements and ranks your progress on Leaderboards
∙ Create your own puzzles from scratch or use the iPhone or iPod touch camera to generate custom puzzles from your photographs
∙ Puzzle randomizer mode guarantees unlimited replay value
Awesome Game!…unless you're on iOS 10
Glow Artisan is a game that I got hours of enjoyment out of when I was still using Windows Phone (stop laughing 😉). I checked for it on the App Store on a whim and there it was!
Unfortunately, I quickly realized that some vital functionality is broken, at least on iOS 10. The free game works fine for the most part, with some display anomalies. However, upgrading to the full version and unlocking all of the puzzles sadly seems to be impossible. Given that the last update was in 2011, I wouldn't count on it getting patched.
If you like puzzle games, give the free version a shot. If you have a device on a lower version of iOS and can get the full version I'd highly recommend doing so (consider this a 5 star review in that case). If, like me, you only have access to incompatible devices, odds are you'll only ever be able to experience a small sliver of what this fun puzzler.
If a miracle happens and this game gets a compatibility update, I'll gladly revise my review with the score that it truly deserves. Unfortunately, as it stands now, most new players probably won't be able to play the game proper past the easiest levels.
Good for creative people who can't find paper
Love this game!