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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes

4.5 Ratings 153K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
152.7K+ Ratings
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  • Lack of Game Center Sync Apr 20, 2019

    By sweluhu
    I can’t pick up from the last level completed I’m Iphone from iPad. Failed. Don’t feel like replaying from the beginning.
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  • Beautiful, but boring Dec 4, 2017

    By taysxfq
    Games like this are beautifully crafted and pretty to look at but the novelty quickly wears off when you realize how easy they are. There isn’t much strategy to these levels, you just can swipe around in a relatively limited number of paths until you win.
    more
  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Gert Heijting
    I like the Escher type of puzzles a lot, the music is nice, but could have been a bit less with the gongs, that really resounds in my ears, because I'm sensitive for higher sounds and light. It would be nice to have a setting to change the sound and a dark version. Just disabling the sound is not nice either.
    more
  • Actually Fun Oct 22, 2017

    By Faraven
    An actually fun/challenging puzzle game. It's unique and creative and really challenges ones special skills. While still being a very fun puzzle game we haven't had new maps in forever and it doesn't look like that will change. You're paying for 100 maps folks.
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  • Jul 6, 2020

    By Sarah Grissom
    I just started playing this game and so far I really like it. The music is peaceful and the graphics are very soothing. I just discovered the "design your own puzzle" feature, and although I haven't tried it out yet, I am looking forward to experimenting with the feature. As well as, sharing my own designs with others and vice versa.
    more
  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radin_y
    It is very frustrating... I know it’s a bug, and the developers have worked hard to create this app, but this annoying bug is preventing me from enjoying it.
    more
  • Jul 28, 2020

    By TheOutdatedGamers
    I really like the app but recently i started to get a weird error that says "air sdk is invalid" and i cant seem to find any solutions online. Otherwise, i would give five stars.
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  • Ok Dec 27, 2017

    By HollyTheGirl
    Sure, the concept is ok, but only 100 levels for a game that costs money? I would rather play a free game with over 3,000 levels than this.
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  • About “Pocus” May 15, 2018

    By Alireza4521
    So you basically removed pocus from the AppStore and put back the same thing with a different title on it as puzzlement?
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  • Mediocre game. Needs work. Aug 8, 2016

    By ANickNameNoOneElseHas!
    I liked the idea of using optical illusions for mazes at first but it didn't take long to realize their really are only a few techniques to learn that, once you master them, make every puzzle so easy to beat it's just plain boring. One nice feature is that users can create their own puzzles which other players can rate. The trouble is apoplectic are creating puzzles before they've even learned all the tricks so almost all of them are ridiculously easy. The developers are smart in one way. Users are creating their puzzles for them (and what do we get out of that? Hm?), AND rating them to boot! All the Devs have to do is load the best rated puzzles from a database. Nice way to make your users do all the work for you, but it won't last.
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  1. 120 different mind-twisting levels of illusion puzzles optimized specifically for mobile devices
  2. Intentionally minimalist design ideal for winding down and de-stressing after a long day
  3. Relaxing music and background sound tracks help you find your zen while focusing on the puzzle at hand

Reviewed by Kaylin on June 8, 2018

  • Jul 6, 2020

    By Sarah Grissom
    I just started playing this game and so far I really like it. The music is peaceful and the graphics are very soothing. I just discovered the "design your own puzzle" feature, and although I haven't tried it out yet, I am looking forward to experimenting with the feature. As well as, sharing my own designs with others and vice versa.
    more
  • RIP Dec 3, 2017

    By Maxi gamer
    This game is honestly amazing and challenging also kinda makes it easy to break your phone so make sure you have apple care + before you download
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By The Grez
    Super interesting game. All skill and problem-solving, no luck. Forces your brain to think differently, non-linearly. The last few levels get pretty tricky. Very much worth the 99 cents to unlock the whole thing.
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  • Well worth it Oct 2, 2018

    By Exnobody
    I have played though the whole game a couple times. And keep coming back because it’s so relaxing.
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  • Jul 19, 2020

    By Betty Andrews
    hocus is a delightful game. Sometimes the solution is easy and sometimes it’s quite difficult to complete. But that’s what makes it such a good game. If you want a game that exercises your brain then hocus is one for you.
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  • Lack of Game Center Sync Apr 20, 2019

    By sweluhu
    I can’t pick up from the last level completed I’m Iphone from iPad. Failed. Don’t feel like replaying from the beginning.
    more
  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Gert Heijting
    I like the Escher type of puzzles a lot, the music is nice, but could have been a bit less with the gongs, that really resounds in my ears, because I'm sensitive for higher sounds and light. It would be nice to have a setting to change the sound and a dark version. Just disabling the sound is not nice either.
    more
  • Excellent if... Dec 22, 2017

    By 飘渺堡包
    It will be excellent if there is a dark mode with dark background for iPhone X users.
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  • I enjoy this game Apr 7, 2019

    By famousbrillance
    Any new levels coming?
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  • Jul 6, 2020

    By Will Sho'Em
    Very interesting and game just wish I didnt have to pay for the rest of the levels and that I could rotate the puzzle. All in all I would definitely recommend this game!!
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  • Beautiful, but boring Dec 4, 2017

    By taysxfq
    Games like this are beautifully crafted and pretty to look at but the novelty quickly wears off when you realize how easy they are. There isn’t much strategy to these levels, you just can swipe around in a relatively limited number of paths until you win.
    more
  • Actually Fun Oct 22, 2017

    By Faraven
    An actually fun/challenging puzzle game. It's unique and creative and really challenges ones special skills. While still being a very fun puzzle game we haven't had new maps in forever and it doesn't look like that will change. You're paying for 100 maps folks.
    more
  • Easy going, mind bending, needs more. Oct 7, 2015

    By Sammythemannybolany
    I like the unique quality of the gameplay. It's simple and slow-paced which is nice, but it begins to get boring after a while. It didn't take long to finish the 50 levels that are on here. I wish there were more. It needs more gameplay mechanics but also needs to retain its simplicity. The game continues to play the same from level 1 to level 50. The difficulty doesn't really increase much. I want faster rolling and I don't like that the screen dims while the cube roles then flashes back when it finished. When you become more comfortable with the game and begin to play faster, the screen starts to look like a strobe which gets annoying to the eyes. Overall, I really enjoyed the game. It's a nice breather from the majority of other games on the App Store that are over-encumbered with coins, tokens, gems, complicated mechanics etc. it just needs some small improvements. I look forward to seeing what it becomes.
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  • Great game but currently has major problems May 1, 2017

    By Maewkaew
    I love this game, it's one of my all-time favorite puzzle games. I got it back when it was Starbucks App of the Week (but it would have been well worth paying for) and I had played all the regular levels and many of the user-created levels . BUT right now I can no longer give this game the 5 stars that it normally deserves. Some months ago (?), after I hadn't played it for a while, I found out I could no longer access "top rated levels", "popular levels" "newest levels" etc. It just says "Check your internet connection" (which btw is working fine). It also lost my progress so I can't even go back and play again some of the more challenging of the regular game levels unless I first spend time to play all the beginning levels again. There's also no instructions for the "Play with card" feature. I thought they'd probably fix these bugs soon but apparently they still haven't done so. If they do I will change the rating & review to reflect that. PLEASE fix it. I miss hocus.
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  • Beautifully executed, but brings little new to the market Aug 13, 2016

    By jennifer626
    Hocus is a developer's minimalist tribute to the mathematically inspired work of M.C. Escher. Each level of the game has progressively more complex twists and turns for the player to follow through an infinite loop, while calming "spa music" creates a meditative Eastern ambience. This may indeed be a peaceful way to begin or end a day, but it offers nothing novel with respect to either the puzzles or the soundtrack. As so many have said, Monument Valley is the quintessential Escheresque puzzle, and its engaging storyline and sophisticated graphics make it a much more intriguing and robust game. If I had no experience with Monument Valley and similar worthy predecessors, I might have been more taken by hocus.
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  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radin_y
    It is very frustrating... I know it’s a bug, and the developers have worked hard to create this app, but this annoying bug is preventing me from enjoying it.
    more
  • Ok Dec 27, 2017

    By HollyTheGirl
    Sure, the concept is ok, but only 100 levels for a game that costs money? I would rather play a free game with over 3,000 levels than this.
    more
  • Mediocre game. Needs work. Aug 8, 2016

    By ANickNameNoOneElseHas!
    I liked the idea of using optical illusions for mazes at first but it didn't take long to realize their really are only a few techniques to learn that, once you master them, make every puzzle so easy to beat it's just plain boring. One nice feature is that users can create their own puzzles which other players can rate. The trouble is apoplectic are creating puzzles before they've even learned all the tricks so almost all of them are ridiculously easy. The developers are smart in one way. Users are creating their puzzles for them (and what do we get out of that? Hm?), AND rating them to boot! All the Devs have to do is load the best rated puzzles from a database. Nice way to make your users do all the work for you, but it won't last.
    more
  • Needs improvement Aug 6, 2016

    By Smorze
    I like it somewhat, I love impossible figures. I played monument valley and it used impossible figures amazingly and made them easy to navigate. However I went all the way to level 25 and realized the game was too one sided. What I mean by this is there is like only on way to beat each level. I've positioned the cube on a position where if the physics of monument valley were in place I would be able to pass it. It frustrated me that my way of solving it wasn't in the game. If the team new more about these figures they'd know how to implement the multiple ways of moving the cube. I deleted it because that's just failure of game design by the creators.
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  • Pretty, but easy to win by guessing Nov 3, 2015

    By @ben_reilly
    The game plays with perspective in an Escher-like fashion, where you roll a cube along the surfaces of impossible shapes. The visuals are nice, but unfortunately the “puzzles” can often we completed by just guessing or almost mindlessly rolling the cube down each surface. This is somewhat excusable, since by nature of this type of puzzle, it is hard to plan ahead. Maybe in more capable hands, the puzzles could have been designed to teach you to be more thoughtful, or maybe this puzzle universe is shallow and there’s not much here to begin with.
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By TheOutdatedGamers
    I really like the app but recently i started to get a weird error that says "air sdk is invalid" and i cant seem to find any solutions online. Otherwise, i would give five stars.
    more
  • About “Pocus” May 15, 2018

    By Alireza4521
    So you basically removed pocus from the AppStore and put back the same thing with a different title on it as puzzlement?
    more
  • Bad color. Boring, Too easy to play. Not a 3D game. Dec 29, 2015

    By Game_and_Music
    This game is too easy to play. Although I love the M.C Escher’s art, the game is kind of boring and the puzzles are too easy to solve. All we need to do is to aimless roll the cube around for a little while without even having to think and then all the puzzles are solved… The worst thing is that the colors of the metal bars is always silver, which is not fun. Perhaps, you could change the color of the metal bar, background and the cube to some things more pleasing to the eyes. Also, this is not a 3D game. Overall, I wish I had my money back, and I asked Apple to refund me, but they say there is no option to refund this game unfortunately.
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