Geeky times call for geeky games, and this edition of Mobile Monday shows no shortage of said stylings. We've got a gorgeous point-and-click puzzle game, a math-driven roguelike, and a so-very-retro puzzle hybrid crossing from iOS to Android. We'd love to quote Maximus from that old gem of a film Gladiator about being entertained, but that'd be a bit expected, wouldn't it?
Hiversaires is the new Myst - Currently in development for iOS devices, Hiversaires is the kind of game that will make your brain start drooling. It's a first person point and click puzzle game that looks a bit like Myst meets Kairo. The world is filled with abstract symbols and crazy puzzles, all of which seem to be conspiring to make you feel like you couldn't solve your way out of a USA Today crossword. Very little information has been released about the intriguing title, but the devlog suggests an April release, which isn't too far away. Until then: stare at the screenshots and dream!
Roguelike + math = Number Lux - Mixing an RPG shell with a game of tile-swapping number crunching is a fantastic idea. Cody Diefenthalter thought so, too, which is why Number Lux is currently in development for iOS devices. The teaser video shows off some roguelike battles with number tiles lined up on the bottom of the screen. An enemy approaches with a target number displayed, and you have to arrange digits and operators below to produce the desired result. Great old school look to the graphics, and the ultra-geek inside of us all love the idea of using math to defeat zombies.
10000000 for Android, Linux - Well, have you scored 10,000,000 yet? If not, mobile developer Eighty Eight Games is happy to provide a few more ways to reach the mythically large score. Previously available for iOS, Windows and Mac, the puzzle/RPG 10000000 is now available for Android and Linux. Simply swap tiles to defeat enemies, unlock doors, and earn materials to fix up your dilapidated castle. Our full review has a more detailed account of what you can expect. Spoiler: lots of awesomeness.
Free App of the Week: Little Things Forever! - Each week on the iTunes App Store, Apple drops a single release down to the tasty price of "free". This week, that freebie is Little Things Forever, one of our favorite casual item-finding games of all time. Created by KlickTock, each level in Little Things Forever starts out with a picture, and that picture turns into a collection of smaller objects. You can zoom and scroll your way around the screen as you see fit, doing whatever it takes to find the items listed at the top of the screen. So much fun, and so much free, too!