Got enough stress in your life? Looking for a nice game to help you relax? Lyne is a puzzle game catering to stressed-out iOS gaming fans.
Lyne is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad, although its bite-sized, one-thumb gameplay makes most sense on the smaller screen. It is naturally suited to the portrait handgrip of the commuter gamer, but unusually, it can be also played in landscape. The only difference is that the triangles rotate to suit the new setting.
Each level presents a grid of triangles, diamonds, and squares of (initially) various pastel colors, along with a few octagonal junction boxes. By tracing your finger across the screen you must draw a line connecting all of the yellow triangles, starting and ending with the heavier-bordered end blocks. Then you draw another connecting all the red squares, and so on. You can use each connecting line only once and touch each shape only once, and you also have to pass through each junction a set number of times—the number indicated by dots.
It sounds absurdly complicated, but it isn’t at all; indeed, you’ll grasp wthe gameply within a couple of tutorial levels. It all feels wholly natural—you wonder why no one has made the game before.