We Create Stuff teams up with Armor Games to take their popular, stunningly simple and lovely puzzle game Interlocked mobile with Interlocked for iOS. The premise is easy, but the solutions are anything but as the game asks you to dismantle 3D structures of, well, interlocked blocks by rotating the screen so you can see exactly where you have to push, pull, or slide to take it all apart piece by piece. Tapping and dragging your finger around outside the shape will let you rotate it so you can see what you're doing, and holding down on one of the shapes will cause directional arrows to pop up that, when dragged on, will attempt to move the shape in that direction. Different directions may only be visible from certain angles, so spend some time spinning things around. If you want to undo the last move you made, just quickly double-tap outside the shape.
Interlocked is one of those games that's really a perfect fit for touch-screens, and almost seemed made with them in mind from the beginning. It's such a simple concept but it's executed so elegantly with a clean, crisp professional design polished to a high gloss that it's easy to recommend to virtually anyone. This is exactly the sort of puzzle you want to see more of... cleverly constructed and hard to put down. Handling the shapes does take some getting used to, with certain movements only being available at the proper viewing angle leading to a bit of confusion at times. This is, however, exactly the sort of mellow little game you don't want to rush, and it's perfectly suited to lazy afternoons on the couch, or really anytime you want something tricky without being particularly demanding. Give the free browser version a try if you want to see if it's your kind of thing, and then tackle the entirely new levels that make up the experience on your iOS. Interlocked on your mobile device is just the sort of beautiful, casually engaging puzzle game we want to see more of in the future.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPad (First Generation). 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.