Steps is an experimental iPad game made by Seph Li and Yangzi She. Inspired by taking a walk (you know, in the real world), Steps came about as a sort of two-fingered virtual exploration game designed to share the experiences you have when meandering around the world. There are no puzzles to solve or enemies to fight, just some sights to see, some postcards to uncover, and new roads to travel down.
In Steps, use alternating touches to move along the on-screen path. It's best to make a little person with your hand and actually walk on the screen, but if you want to use your toes or whatever, we're not gonna stop you. As you head along each road, new sights crop up along the side, decorating the landscape with simple objects to brighten your day. The path occasionally forks and asks you to pick a direction. You don't know what waits at the end of either road, but then again, it's the same way when you wander through a new part of the neighborhood, isn't it?
Steps is a minimalist game at best. It's not designed to challenge or stump you with puzzles. It's a simple artistic statement that says each road you take is different, the only real common element is yourself. Relax, set your iPad on a table, and go on a virtual tour through the park.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. 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.