We could all use a little more joy in our lives. Color Joy, a physics puzzle by Gibton, provides just that with its upbeat music and ever smiling shapes, but it also provides a great mental workout. Get at least one of each coloured shape into its matching portal to pass the level, but collect all the stars to unlock bonus levels for an even greater challenge and to reveal the secret level. Click on pieces of the level to make them disappear to set the stage and get the shapes moving. If two shapes of the same color touch, the larger one will absorb the other growing bigger until it hits its limit, after which others can pass safely by without being eaten!
While some of these game mechanics are similar to other physics games, Color Joy uses them in a clever way, with each round getting you to think a little more differently than the one before. While the music may get a little old, (thank goodness for the mute button!) the levels stay refreshing. Unlike other game,s there is no problem sacrificing a shape to drop off screen to catch a star or just to get it out of the way, as you only need one to go into each portal. But be careful, since once all the portals are gone the round ends, even if you have stars left to collect. So fix your scheduled to leave room for a little joy in your day and start solving some puzzles.