By Thomas Bowker
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Deceptively simple. Infinitely complex. LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that will knot your brain as it calms your soul.
Connect the shapes. Fill the board. Lose yourself in the interflowing paths of LYNE.
"I highly recommend grabbing LYNE in the App Store if you’re a fan of relaxing puzzle games for your iOS device." - AppAdvice, 5/5
"LYNE offers a brilliant dose of puzzling fun." - AppSpy, 5/5
"Lyne is a slick, contemplative puzzler that you'd be a fool to miss" - PocketGamer, 9/10
"Great design, both from an aesthetic standpoint and also regarding its difficulty curve." - MacLife, 4/5
"LYNE is a game worth checking out." - 148Apps, 4/5
- Hundreds of pre-built puzzles
- An infinite number of procedurally-generated puzzles, released daily
- No in-app purchases. No ads.
- Slick, intuitive interface
- Soothing dynamic audio
- Unlockable colour palettes
- Finalist at IndieCade 2014
- Best Puzzle Game, Tabby Awards 2014
- Finalist for Audio Design at Freeplay 2013
- Honorable Mention for Design at Freeplay 2013
“The whole thing is a gentle puzzle game that’s thoroughly enjoyable, which is rare because the majority of puzzle games frustrate the hell out of me.” - IndieStatik.com
“From the get go, LYNE exudes a very zen feel. The ambiance is calming, the layout simple and clean. ... if you're in it for the challenge to your brain, dim the lights, find a quiet place, and get to solving.” - JayIsGames.com
What's New in Version 1.1.0
- 10 new level sets. 250 levels.
- Polish and additions to a hidden menu.
- Other small improvements and bug fixes.
With the alphabet filled to Z this will be the final feature update, thanks for playing everyone. Be sure to let me know what you think with a review. I read every one.
Great game but a couple of questions
This app is flawless. I love the relaxing style at which it can be played. Each level is progressively harder which is nice that you aren't just thrown into something suddenly much too difficult. Also the ability to go back and start over without penalty is nice. Other games that do that turn me off and I stop playing them. I can't seem to find any answers about the secret section. Does anyone know what that is and what it means? There is also a geometrical shape that appears over my puzzles. It is white and oblong. It doesn't move if I touch it and doesn't seem to have a purpose. I don't know if it is a bug but even so I still give the app five starts. Hopefully the other levels will be explained somewhere and the white shape that appears should either be fixed or given an explanation. Thanks!
Addictive but strangely mysterious
Pros: well designed game board and algorithm, addictive to the point where you really have to expand your creative thinking to keep going.
Cons: some support, only through Twitter. I have enough to deal with Facebook, I don't have time for another social network. And my emails to the developer went unanswered. At least I would have expected some encouragement.
Disappointing progress: no rewards for winning levels except new color palettes for the playing board. When I reached 200 points, I just got one last ugly palette. There should have been some kind of nice surprise.
In addition you are racking up mysterious numbers, preceded by three ??? What gives? Update: someone solved the numbers and it just adds up to a meaningless message from the developer.
I just completed all preprogrammed 650 levels - I really deserve some kind of excitement to keep me going on my lonely way to 999 points (playing the daily levels) - but the game does not provide any. Not even an acknowledgement of my achievement. No fun and very bad etiquette. Too bad: only 1 of 5 stars.
Fantastic puzzling fun
As an experienced gamer with these dot connecting games, I found the overall challenge mostly pretty mild but every once in a while I'd hit a level that would challenge me to learn to recognize a new pattern. Usually these kind of games are too easy for me so the challenge was welcomed. I've finished all of the puzzle sets, as well as more daily challenges ( they unlock as you play) than i can count. So there is incentive to return to the game everyday for the new sets (usually one to three sets each with 25 levels). It would be nice if there was an infinite levels mode or arcade mode or something. As of this review I have 386 stars which is around 3000 puzzles solved. I would highly recommend this to any puzzle gamer. It's a fun game and good diversion from the norm.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 22, 2014
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 40.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Thomas Bowker
- © 2013 Thomas Bowker
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.