|Games||$2.99||Pine Street Codeworks LLC||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
“Blown away with the level of depth” ~ Touch Arcade
“Like no other puzzle game” ~ Geek Wire
“Wonderfully creative” ~ VentureBeat
Winner of over a dozen gaming awards! Play with squishy clusters of soap bubbles in this mesmerizing new puzzle game. Inflate, mix, match, pop, and win with hundreds of super fun goals to complete.
INNOVATIVE NEW GAMEPLAY
Fill bubbles with colorful air and push nearby bubbles around using the playful physics of real bubbles! Break edges between bubbles to mix new colors and create matches of 4 or more. Plan your strategy from a Tetris style queue to build up cascading chain reactions and longer matches for dazzling bonuses and wilds.
HOURS OF AMAZING CONTENT
Experience unique surprises down every path! Each of the over 170 handmade puzzles requires new thinking and twisting strategies with ever increasing challenges. Play in 3 different game modes: PUZZLES, ARCADE, and INFINITY. Try to beat 35 bubbly achievements that will test your mastery.
RELAXING AND ATMOSPHERIC
Play at your own pace: without stressful timers or limited lives. Relaxing ambient music gracefully integrates with the satisfying sounds of popping bubbles. Put on a pair of headphones and experience a new level of flow and mindfulness. Helpful hints are available if you get stuck.
LIFE-LIKE SOAP BUBBLE PHYSICS
From the vision of artist/coder/designer Stu Denman and inspired by the work of his MIT scientist grandfather, the game brings the beauty of nature to your screen. Incredibly fluid “molecular dynamics engine” animates hundreds of bubbles at 60 FPS.
Only you can help tiny aquatic creatures that are trapped in the bubbles! Avoid greedy jelly crabs and spiky urchins. Love him or hate him, a curious fish named Bloop will surely reveal your nature as an optimist or a pessimist.
Featuring an innovative color-blind mode that provides an authentic and accessible game experience without intrusive icons or patterns.
* No advertisements or in-app purchases. *
------ AWARDS ------
● Winner, Best Quickplay, 14th International Mobile Gaming Awards
● Winner, Google Indie Games Festival
● Winner Best Mobile Game, Gamer's Voice Award at SXSW
● Grand Prize Winner, The Label's Indie Showdown
● Official Selection, The PAX 10, Penny Arcade Expo West
● Winner, Amazon Games Forum Showdown
● Winner, Seattle Indie Game Competition
● Best Overall Game, Intel Buzz Workshop
● Official Selection, Indie Megabooth, PAX West
● Official Selection, Made With Unity Showcase
● Finalist, Intel Level Up
● Finalist, Best Gameplay, AzPlay, Spain
The "puzzles" where it's constantly about racing the clock to fit a bunch of bubbles in a zone is boring, boring, boring. It's the same game over and over, and not a puzzle. There are WAY too many of those. I stopped playing because of them. Also, too many puzzles resolve without my knowing why exactly.
The way the bubbles interact with each other is just the best. The game is challenging and rewarding! Best game I’ve played in a while!!
This game is ok enough, but where it is described as leisurely and no time element - uh, sometimes. Some puzzles you do have to hurry before you are squeezed out. You only get a few hints and while I gratefully applaud them that you do not get bombarded with “12 hints for 99¢” or such - I refuse to pay to play a game - often one move requires more than one hint. Beautiful graphics, cute concept.
I’ve purchased, maybe 100 games in the iTunes Store over the past 10 years. I’ve downloaded even more for free. I play games on my phone, both casually, and obsessively at times. Bottom line: this is Top 3 for me. Puzzle/Zen Arcade games-wise, this is #1. I hesitate to compare this to other all-time favorites outside its genre like Star Realms, Age of Rivals, Steredenn, Onirim, or many of the numerous RPG ports I frequent, because it’s its own style. That said, there are puzzle games that this reminds me of, like Kami, Blek, or even Two Dots. This surpasses those in style and gameplay. The mix of puzzle and arcade-style games hits a high point with this game that you can download on your phone. And it’s under $5. I just now beat my final level, and although I feel that there are things that could be better, I can’t help but feel that I truly enjoyed myself every moment that I played. I haven’t gotten all the achievements, but I actually feel like I might redo all the levels, which is crazy for me to do, as my process is: I download a game, I beat it once, I delete it. Idk. You may not care about my dumb process, but that’s a big deal to me. Time-wise, I probably spent about 6 hours playing on my first play-through. That’s just a ballpark estimate; could be a few hours more. Aesthetically, it’s as gorgeous as an iPhone game should be. Smooth as The Fonz and the difficulty spike is welcome for someone who wants to be casually obsessive about it. My issues. There’s a mode called infinity mode that lets you basically play about 15 turns in a separate, unending play area, in order to earn tickets. Earn enough tickets and you can unlock hints on how to beat puzzles, or buy power-ups to defeat an arcade level. Your 20 turns regenerate completely in 3 hours. There are also achievements to unlock that are attainable only in infinity mode. Other than that, infinity mode is pointless, a little boring, and takes away from the flow of the bulk of the game (it’s not “zen-mode,” so don’t even try to sell me that [speaking of which, why the heck isn’t there zen-mode?!]) On top of all that, I remember being stuck on a puzzle level, and 5 tickets would show you just the first of literally over 15 moves that would help you successfully beat the level. I’ll tell you right now: you’re not going to play infinity mode long enough to get enough hints for it to actually be helpful. But I digress. Infinity mode is basically avoidable, and not a necessary part of the gaming experience that is Tiny Bubbles. They don’t get psycho about making the game extraordinarily difficult for the obsessive 100% gamers out there, but the achievements I’m missing after the first play-through seem like they could take at least a few more hours to find without internet help. If you’ve ever bought a single phone game in your life, or say to your friends, “I really just like figuring things out,” or even said that you like puzzle games once, you’d bring great shame unto your family if you don’t buy this right now. It should belong in the all-time greats. If you read this far, thanks. Love each other.
Hate this game. I was filled by good reviews. Cannot return. Do not waste your money.
Love this game. I’m glad I purchased it. Can make you think at times.
Traveling on a trip. Downloaded this. Elegant, challenging, gorgeous - beautifully made and completely engaging.
I read through many 5 star reviews and saw a few “it’s boring after a few minutes” reviews. I was worried about getting bored but I took the chance and paid 4.99. I don’t think I’ve ever paid that much for a game app. Turns out I love it! Love the little fish, love the multiple types of moves, love the need to think ahead, love the calm music. Love it all! Great work!
Love the way this game makes you think differently with each puzzle!
Great little puzzles. Really enjoy the game play. Beautiful design of the bubble movement.