TouchArcade - 4/5 " a fun idea that manifests itself into a solid, well-made game. It's certainly a unique experience to behold..."
AppleNApps - 4/5 "Great 3D puzzle challenge | High quality physics engine"
GameRamble - 9/10 "The 3D visuals and lifelike animations give the game a unique feel"
Pocket Gamer UK - "Lovely puzzler Knotmania lets you play with alien tentacles"
Indie Game Enthusiast - “It adds an engaging vibe akin to an unearthly nature documentary”
Indie Prize Selection - Casual Connect Amsterdam 2016
IndieGame Expo 2016 Selection - Nominee Best of Quo Vadis 2016 Show

Knotmania is a 3D physics puzzle arcade game where you embark on an exploration journey of an alien structure of rooms inhabited by the "Strings", half-like living creatures.
The Strings energy runs the structure, in order for the exploration to go on, one needs to stop the energy by unravelling the knots.

• Designed for touch screen: multitouch controls - drag/slide string with any finger.
• 76 rooms and knots each flavored with unique concept, atmosphere and music.
• In-house physics simulator of knots
• Physically realistic realtime soft shadows.
• Dynamic sounds effects by Fractures Audio: create a soundscape that reacts to your play.
• Compete with your friends on GameCenter in 3 leaderboards: Score, Levels, Golden Tangle
• Share Progress on Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook.
• Sync progress across all your devices using iCloud
• Arcade Mode: The time is limited! Use fewer gesture for a better score.
• Zen Mode: No time constraints, focus on puzzle.
• No Interruptions: This also means no in-app purchases or ads, have fun and enjoy this mania!!

The game is compatible with:
- iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus
- iPod touch 5th, 6th generation
- iPad 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations
- iPad Mini: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations
- iPad Air: 1st, 2nd generations
Some effects (as soft shadows) are disabled on older devices.

For a best experience, play with the newest devices:
- iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus
- iPod touch 6th generation
- iPad Mini 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations
- iPad Air: 1st, 2nd generations.

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What's New

Version 1.3.6

- iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X support
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

A bit too challenging


This game is amazing. I’d play it all day if I could, but it’s kinda... how do I say this? Too hard...? Now, I’m not trying to be mean or anything! The timers are really short for such hard puzzles and the string tangle THEMSELVES up. If you could remove that feature I would greatly appreciate it, as well as the timer being removed or lengthened. I also do love the fact that there are no “lives” on this game. (Please don’t add lives) But if you read this thanks, but don’t let this review get you down! I’d still highly recommend this game.


Thanks, but the worm things moving back after I almost untie them is still kinda frustrating. 😖 Also, how do you switch to zen mode?

Developer Response

Thank you very much for your review. You can enjoy the game without the time constraint switching to the Zen Mode.

Bad touch detection, time limits ruin the game


Update: there is a mode to play without time limits, so I’ll bump up to three stars.

It’s gorgeous and unique. But hampered by inaccurate touch detection and time limits.

It would be much more enjoyable if there were a option to just untangle the knots and enjoy the experience rather than racing against a clock. Part of the appeal of this game is simply enjoying the physics engine and watching the knots respond to touches.

Developer Response

Thank you very much for your review. If you want to enjoy the game without the time constraint you can switch to the Zen Mode. As for the controls, it takes a while to get used to it, but once you get it it's worth your while. To understand them faster, prove the tutorial, the gestures are all explained there.

Need More Than 5 Stars!


What an original and unique game!!! I love it. The graphics are superb and the music is very cool. The game is to untie various knots Not as easy as it sounds. Some levels are really challenging!theres a timer that adds to the challenge, so try, try again. The 3D ropes are so colorful and tactile and seem alive. This one is DEFINITELY worth getting!


30.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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