Have you been looking for an all new puzzle challenge to play? Well then, you have come to the right place with the release of Twofold Inc. The game comes from the makers of the unique strategy game rymdkapsel, and Twofold Inc offers similar uniqueness, but for the puzzle genre. You’re given a 7 x 5 grid of colorful tiles with four different colors to combine by dragging a connecting line over the matching tiles. You can also move entire rows and columns one spot at a time in an attempt to create new matches.
Twofold Inc isn’t just a puzzle experience, as you are running a company that needs to fill orders with the matched tiles. Each round, you’re given shipments to fulfill of specific numbers of colored tiles. You have a limited number of moves to complete each order, so you need to really think about each match and board shift you make. The game is relatively simple to pick up and play, but there’s a surprising amount of depth as you learn to focus on the matches required, rather than the biggest matches you can make. To make matches, you need to draw a line that connects every touching colored tile without any missed tiles. That means that if you can’t successfully drag a line to touch every matching tile, you can’t make a match, and you can have big blocks of matching tiles you need to shift around for a single line to touch every tile.
There are a couple of familiar puzzle mechanics in play in Twofold Inc, but the combination creates the all new experience. The game gives you a standard mode as well as a master mode, and both are endless high score challenges. It would be nice to have a level based set-up with specific shipments to fill. With that said, it’s still easy to get into the flow of the game to replay as soon as you lose. The game leaves you thinking just one change could have kept you going, and that sets up a nice replay factor. It’s great to see each game take shape as you make matches, and keep trying to shift the board so that one path clears all matches. Twofold Inc creates a really thought provoking puzzle experience that can grab your entire attention with the varying levels of puzzle mechanics in play.
Twofold Inc ($3.99, Universal) delivers an all new puzzle challenge that is highly engaging, and well worth picking up on your iOS device.