Shape Fold Animals
Much like its predecessor, Bikas.net's latest puzzle game, Shape Fold Animals, is best described as 2D origami. This game, which is available for both browser and mobile platforms, has you folding polygonal shapes that are connected by hinges to form something that sort of resembles an animal. The resulting shape is not always clear - it could be a turtle, a chimp, a giraffe or some kind of bird, leaving you to use your best judgement about which direction each chunk needs to get folded. The game falls pretty squarely under the casual banner, since there's no lose condition and no real urgency to win, but it's still fun and extremely well-made, a fun treat for any casual puzzler on a coffee break.
Shape Fold Animals is one of those zen experiences that casual games do so well. Whether you're resting in between homework assignments or chilling on the train, Shape Fold Animals is ready to soothe you with each satisfying plunk of a successfully placed shape. The game is best experienced with a mouse or a finger on a touchscreen. Track pad users may find the interaction with shapes occasionally finicky. The game feaures sixty levels of shape folding magic, more than enough to keep you occupied through the next hundred commercial breaks. You'll likely blast through the first ten or twenty with little issue, but don't worry, it gets much more challenging when the game starts throwing dinosaurs at you. Five or six simple polygons turns into ten, fifteen, twenty, until suddenly you have a big mangled mess of hinges and shapes you need to make sense of. So check out Shape Fold Animals and get folding already.