With winter approaching a little too rapidly, our lunchtime strolls may soon be replaced with huddling in a staff room or coffee shop. As we wouldn’t want you to be bored, we have looked into some of the latest games to help you wile away the time.
Blendoku is a different sort of puzzle game, with a sophisticated edge. In simple terms, the task at hand is to put colours in order of hue gradient, but there is a Sudoku twist to the game whereby one or more blocks are already in place. And, like Sudoku, each colour has a direct relationship to every other colour it touches.
As the level increases, so does the number of blocks on grids and the shape of the grid, making it more and more difficult for each block to ‘match’, i.e. contain the one hue contained in all the other colours that touch it. Based on art school principles, Blendoku is available for everyone via Android and iOS, for free.
Fantasy Football was, is, and always will be a hot topic at Total with many members of staff managing their own teams, along with departmental teams. And our own league, ‘Total Talks Tactics’.
Of course the Fantasy Football website is the staple for most, however should you require a little team-tweaking on the go, then you could download the official app. If you have already set up a team, simply download and log in. Alternatively, you can register via the app itself. Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 is available for Android at £1.29 and iOS at £1.49.
If you were/are an unashamed Flappy fan, then perhaps you could be tempted to try Swing Copters. Flying under the same premise and created by the same developer, Swing incorporates tricky-tap manoeuvres into a deceptively simple looking game. A small, odd copter-hatted creature hurtles its way through the platform avoiding distracting and dangerous girders and hammers.
It remains to be seen whether Swing can emulate the success of Flappy, which became the top app in over 80 countries following its release in February. Swing Copters is available on both Android and iOS, for free.
If you find physics more fun that flapping or flying, then you could opt for the noire-styled Freeze. In particular, puzzle fans should be kept baffled for hours by the monochromatic, atmospheric graphics and gravity challenges described by some as ‘maddening’. Using your finger to rotate and use the ‘Freeze!’ button to overcome gravity across 25 levels.
Freeze is available on both Android and iOS, for free with in-app purchases if you want to go the extra mile.
We previously reported on the ‘The Ministry of Silly Walks’, but feel it is worth another mention; we wouldn’t want you to miss out. This game is based on the classic 70’s comedy sketch performed by John Cleese, who played the role of a developer of Silly Walks for the government. Timed to coincide with Monty Python’s final tour, the game has become popular on both platforms.
The premise is simple, (silly) walk, run and jump around London collecting coins whilst dodging pigeons and various other obstacles planted in your path. The graphics are clear and the gameplay is smooth. It’s simple; “showcase your increasingly frantic promenading as far as you possibly can”.
Available for both Android and Apple, priced at 99p. For those who would like to practice their moves in the real world, full gait instructions are available here.
Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.