Name and function, this game is! Tilt and Swipe is a mobile arcade diversion from Charlie Dog Games, creator of Burble. The game gives you a screen full of objects and challenges you to move your phone to shift things around. Get two or more like-colored objects together and you can swipe them to get rid of them. It's a little bit of a physics puzzle but involves a touch of dexterity as well. And if you play it in public, people will give you strange looks.
Your goals in Tilt and Swipe are to clear the screen and to do it as spectacularly as possible. Building combos and clearing larger groups earns you a higher score, and in later levels you get to contend with joker balls as well as different object shapes, each of which must be removed if you want to head to the next level. You can't leave any spheres behind, so make sure all colors are in a match before you start swiping. Planning is just as important as shaking your phone around like there's a bug on it.
It's a simple idea, but Tilt and Swipe executes it very well. The challenges gradually increase as you work through the levels, providing just the right amount of resistance to keep you working without making you frustrated. And the audio visual package is surprisingly nice, especially that delicious noise the objects make when they clack against each other. Tilt and Swipe is a great arcade puzzle game to keep on your mobile device for quick rounds of quick, challenging fun.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the Nexus 4. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.