Circadia for iPhone and iPad review

circadia for iPhone and iPad

I've been sucked into yet another puzzle game - this time it's Circadia. For me, what makes a puzzle game great is if the objective is very simple, yet achieving that goal is challenging, but not impossible. Circadia has found the perfect balance.

Each level has a constellation of colored dots. Each color is assigned a sound so that when you tap the dot, a circle grows around it with the dot as its center. It's as if the circle represents a sound wave leaving its origin. Not all colors are treated equal, however; the circles for lower notes grow slower than for high notes.

The goal? Get the color bursts to converge on the white dot at the same time.

Simple premise, yet very challenging. Circadia does a great job of easing the player into more challenging levels, but not at a snail's pace that makes you lose interest. It wasn't long before I was working on levels that included three colored dots per level. These were pretty challenging, but then Circadia went and scaled it back down to only two colored dots -- and a moving white dot. Moving! Screenshots show that Circadia does eventually introduce 2 white dots into the levels and I'm willing to bet there's a level set with both dots moving.

Oh, and did I mention that the simplicity and vivid colors make this a very visually stunning app?

I made it to level 40 before deciding that I needed to stop and write this review. If you pick this one up, I'd love to hear how far you get!

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Circadia for iPhone and iPad review


I'm a sucker for the beautiful. hahaha
I've just downloaded it and launched. I was about to complain that it is stuck on the splash screen-- simple black screen with "Circadia" and a dot on each side of the word-- on my iPhone 4, then it occured to me to try taping one of the dot....
So it is not hung friends, just tap a dot even though it seems to be the splash screen.

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