A Blocky Christmas
Bart Bonte exhibits epic levels of sleek, stylish puzzle simplicity with A Blocky Christmas where you play a magnetic star. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to slide over the board, and just bump into green shapes on any side to make them stick to you like glue. You can get rid of a shape by going somewhere it can't follow you, or by sticking it somewhere that lets you slide off in a direction it's unable to move. The object of the game is simply to place yourself in the transparent image within each level, making sure any green shapes you need are stacked in the proper order. Hmmm... stars... green stuff... what could this all possibly be themed after... heeeeeeey... this is an abstract homage to Luigi, isn't it?! I'm on to you!
A Blocky Christmas might not have a lot of bells and whistles (other than jingle bells, anyway), but with its clever stage structure and classy design, it proves that Bart Bonte is one of the great masters of clean and smart puzzling. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, it's easy to appreciate the game's simple concept and challenging execution... perfect for enjoying with a glass of your favourite holiday beverage, reclining after a long day of work. With just sixteen levels, A Blocky Christmas might be over too soon for some people, but if you want a bite-sized snack of holiday gaming guaranteed to get your gears turning, this is the perfect choice even if the weather outside isn't frightful, or you have no Christmas tree to rock around. After all, with A Blocky Christmas, you can build your own.