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

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  • img Community
    If the prospect of a 9-hour flight fills you with dread, you might want to try this soothing, fun game to distract yourself. Navigate a cube through a series of M.C. Escher-inspired optical illusions and watch time fly by.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    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

  • 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.
  • Great, relaxing mind-bending puzzles Oct 16, 2020

    By Luna Lunita Lunera
    This is a nice little game to get enough of a challenge in while perhaps waiting in line, relaxing after a tough day or challenge the kids to stretch their imaginations a bit. Some levels are trickier than others but they’re all quite doable without any kind of hint system or walkthrough. Reminds me of a much more simplistic and less-involved version of The Bridge (which is another great game I’m still waiting for on mobile). A bit of a mind-bending puzzle game. You can tap or swipe to lead the block around. Not sure why another reviewer broke their phone as you certainly don’t need to tap or swipe that hard. Calibration shouldn’t be that intense.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Dheatly Cruvig
    It doesn't as cool as it may seems. The basic idea is fine. But this game needs to introduce more mechanics so it doesn't feel repetitive. It also lacks on difficulty. It's not challenging enough. I managed to beat the entire 40 free levels less than 30 mins. I also won't pay because it doesn't gave me enough interest to keep playing. There's a level editor tho, so that's a plus point. The graphic is pretty simple, it could be done better tho.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Ekins
    A lot of problem solving that you have to do in this game but it's really good I definitively recommend it for people who just want to know, how many obstacles taking get through before getting tired.
  • Great game. Just one thing. Mar 12, 2021

    By Liquidsmk
    Can we get iCloud progress sync. Just installed the game on my iPad and none of my progress is a available and if I want to play on that device I have start from level 1 again.
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Imran Hussain
    A very calm and relaxing puzzle game based on shapes and illusions. Some of the puzzles forces you to see the shape from a different perspective to figure out the solutions.
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    Clever pseudo 3D game based on Escher-like optical illusions. Simple, clean visual design without unnecessary clutter or embellishment. Good, consistent mechanics and good escalation of difficulty. Was happy to pay for 80 extra levels.
  • 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.
  • Great, relaxing mind-bending puzzles Oct 16, 2020

    By Luna Lunita Lunera
    This is a nice little game to get enough of a challenge in while perhaps waiting in line, relaxing after a tough day or challenge the kids to stretch their imaginations a bit. Some levels are trickier than others but they’re all quite doable without any kind of hint system or walkthrough. Reminds me of a much more simplistic and less-involved version of The Bridge (which is another great game I’m still waiting for on mobile). A bit of a mind-bending puzzle game. You can tap or swipe to lead the block around. Not sure why another reviewer broke their phone as you certainly don’t need to tap or swipe that hard. Calibration shouldn’t be that intense.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Dheatly Cruvig
    It doesn't as cool as it may seems. The basic idea is fine. But this game needs to introduce more mechanics so it doesn't feel repetitive. It also lacks on difficulty. It's not challenging enough. I managed to beat the entire 40 free levels less than 30 mins. I also won't pay because it doesn't gave me enough interest to keep playing. There's a level editor tho, so that's a plus point. The graphic is pretty simple, it could be done better tho.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Ekins
    A lot of problem solving that you have to do in this game but it's really good I definitively recommend it for people who just want to know, how many obstacles taking get through before getting tired.
  • Great game. Just one thing. Mar 12, 2021

    By Liquidsmk
    Can we get iCloud progress sync. Just installed the game on my iPad and none of my progress is a available and if I want to play on that device I have start from level 1 again.
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Imran Hussain
    A very calm and relaxing puzzle game based on shapes and illusions. Some of the puzzles forces you to see the shape from a different perspective to figure out the solutions.
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    Clever pseudo 3D game based on Escher-like optical illusions. Simple, clean visual design without unnecessary clutter or embellishment. Good, consistent mechanics and good escalation of difficulty. Was happy to pay for 80 extra levels.
  • 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.
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Rodina Khaled
    A very nice game and it needs focus given that it has three dimensions and this is beautiful in it and some intelligence to solve it..I loved it. but I did not care that the rest of the stages must be purchased in order to complete it .. If it was without purchase, it would have been better
  • Its okay, but... Aug 26, 2020

    By βwabel
    So i got this a couple years ago and its really fun! The challenges and puzzles are nice, but after a bit of time the puzzles were to challenging & to repetitive at the same time. They didnt add any features like maybe a blue square, or something, but just the repeating levels with just little change and no new features get repetitive, and VERY boring after a bit of time.
  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radinyad
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting puzzle game with bugs Oct 10, 2015

    By rsfd
    Good perspective puzzle game. Not as addictive as I had hoped but still a game I enjoy playing a few levels at a time then putting down. I prefer to not have music playing when I play so when the music randomly turns on it is a negative for me and then not being able to turn it off is problematic so I just stop playing. Also swiping on the screen to make the cube move is glitchy. Sometimes I'm stuck for quite a while and I'm tapping and swiping to no avail. Oh well.
  • img Community
    If the prospect of a 9-hour flight fills you with dread, you might want to try this soothing, fun game to distract yourself. Navigate a cube through a series of M.C. Escher-inspired optical illusions and watch time fly by.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    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

  • Great, relaxing mind-bending puzzles Oct 16, 2020

    By Luna Lunita Lunera
    This is a nice little game to get enough of a challenge in while perhaps waiting in line, relaxing after a tough day or challenge the kids to stretch their imaginations a bit. Some levels are trickier than others but they’re all quite doable without any kind of hint system or walkthrough. Reminds me of a much more simplistic and less-involved version of The Bridge (which is another great game I’m still waiting for on mobile). A bit of a mind-bending puzzle game. You can tap or swipe to lead the block around. Not sure why another reviewer broke their phone as you certainly don’t need to tap or swipe that hard. Calibration shouldn’t be that intense.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Ekins
    A lot of problem solving that you have to do in this game but it's really good I definitively recommend it for people who just want to know, how many obstacles taking get through before getting tired.
  • Great game. Just one thing. Mar 12, 2021

    By Liquidsmk
    Can we get iCloud progress sync. Just installed the game on my iPad and none of my progress is a available and if I want to play on that device I have start from level 1 again.
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Imran Hussain
    A very calm and relaxing puzzle game based on shapes and illusions. Some of the puzzles forces you to see the shape from a different perspective to figure out the solutions.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    Clever pseudo 3D game based on Escher-like optical illusions. Simple, clean visual design without unnecessary clutter or embellishment. Good, consistent mechanics and good escalation of difficulty. Was happy to pay for 80 extra levels.
  • 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
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Keith Borrowman
    This is such a good game! The music is amazing, and the gameplay is stunning. I loved the playing through the classic MC Esher shapes, and the intuitive controls are, well, intuitive! 10/10, would definitely recommend!!
  • 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.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Emile Eloff
    Love the game. Keeps the gears between the ears moving. Easy to play but have to plan your moves. Starts out easy and progressis to more complex levels, but still fun to play. Thanks for the No ADS. Can't stop playing this. A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me.
  • Great game Nov 25, 2018

    By mrcatz103
    This game is great and I love it but one thing I’d like to suggest to add to the game is hints. Most puzzle games like this one have hints or skip levels. So maybe add on of those. Like I said, just a suggestion.
  • 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.
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Rodina Khaled
    A very nice game and it needs focus given that it has three dimensions and this is beautiful in it and some intelligence to solve it..I loved it. but I did not care that the rest of the stages must be purchased in order to complete it .. If it was without purchase, it would have been better
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Mr. Lulé
    This is a great, challenging game, but my only complaint is that you have to pay to unlock the next levels. Maybe to solve this you could implement ads into the game. They don't have to appear every time you press a button or whatever. Just an idea for an update. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me.
  • 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.
  • May 18, 2021

    By Anay Gupta
    It is a fun app. It is brainy, challenging and interesting. The best part is that there are no adds in this app. Sometimes I get stuck on different levels, but it is still nice! I like this app a lot!!! 😃
  • I enjoy this game Apr 7, 2019

    By famousbrillance
    Any new levels coming?
  • Interesting challenge Jun 5, 2017

    By 3rd Force 49
    Okay everyone it's my turn to rate this game. As you can see I didn't give it five stars. It's not that I didn't like the challenge of each one. It makes you think of how to accomplish each puzzle. What I didn't like is, I spent money to play this App. Yes it didn't break me, but there should be more puzzles to play. Just when you are getting into playing them and your wanting to play the next one, there's no more. I understand that there can't be a 1,001 puzzles to play, but I personally feel there should be more than there is. This is my feelings and not yours. To find out play this app and find out for yourself.
  • A Compendium of Escher-like mini-puzzles Mar 31, 2017

    By sbaudiophile
    As others have said there are obvious similarities to monument valley, but this is a more simplified version, great for shorter moments, like waiting to board a flight, or waiting in a long line. The puzzles are tricky but still doable, and definitely works your spatial thinking -- which I like. My only complaint is that the puzzles reach a sort of plateau of difficulty, and there is little variation after Level 70 or so. My hope is the app updates more complex puzzle packs to maintain my interest, though I think I would go back and play certain puzzles at least one more time regardless.
  • Practically perfect perspective puzzler… Oct 8, 2015

    By kung_fool
    …that just needs more levels. Fortunately, it's fairly replayable, because there are enough levels (50 at present) that no one solution sticks in my mind. One minor complaint preventing five stars: while the music is perfect and soothing, the sound effect of the cube when it is rolling is rather sharp and piercing. All other sounds are "just right", but the rolling cube sound clashes with the harmonious tone of the music -- and this is definitely one of a very few games whose music alone makes me want to play with sounds turned on!
  • One of my favorite games Nov 19, 2016

    By DabMaster360
    I always try to find games on the App Store that can keep me busy when I'm bored, and this game surely does the trick! It's originality and uniqueness really does make it stand out in my opinion. I love the challenge it provides from how the levels progressively get more complex. Although, I have found it quite close to impossible to beat level 76. I'm not sure if it was just a design flaw or if the game has finally stumped me! But overall it's an awesome game and I'd recommend it to anyone!
  • May 30, 2021

    By Dheatly Cruvig
    It doesn't as cool as it may seems. The basic idea is fine. But this game needs to introduce more mechanics so it doesn't feel repetitive. It also lacks on difficulty. It's not challenging enough. I managed to beat the entire 40 free levels less than 30 mins. I also won't pay because it doesn't gave me enough interest to keep playing. There's a level editor tho, so that's a plus point. The graphic is pretty simple, it could be done better tho.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Puzzle 36 Sep 7, 2020

    By SusieQ107
    Puzzle 36 is unsolvable. I’ve tried every way - keep going in circles. Flaw in design.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Disappointingly Easy, But Passes Time. Aug 6, 2016

    By Camry Long
    As a published author who hasn't even graduated high school, I really love challenges from my brain. However, this game has only one challenge, and that is to not fall asleep while playing it. Don't get me wrong, it is fun and I understand why people like it, but consider he following. This game is difficult if you think in three dimensions. Forget the Z axis, this game only uses X and Y with Z being nothing more than an illusion. Once you know this, each level is easier than the last. For a game aimed towards higher level thinkers, please looks elsewhere.
  • Short lived.. Oct 8, 2015

    By MtnMover
    It's okay. Finished the included 50 levels in 1 day. Scale of difficulty 6 out 10. Now with that done, I don't see myself opening & playing this app again until new levels are released, whenever that maybe? Was hoping to use this app/game for more than 1 day, but it is what it is. If you're the type of person who likes to play the same puzzle over and over again, you'll likely enjoy this app. If, however, you're like me, and once a puzzle is built/solved you move on, you may find this game short-lived.
  • Great Concept, Low Difficulty Aug 12, 2016

    By vnemecek
    The game is really interesting and has a lot of potential, and at the time of this review has 85 levels. The problem I have with it is the low difficulty. A puzzle game with 85 levels should provide more than about 40-45 minutes of gameplay. Most levels only took around 25 seconds, and only about 2 took more than 2 minutes. Please up the difficulty, and other than that maybe make the controls a bit better, sometimes the cube will go the wrong way.
  • Good game, obnoxious sounds Oct 18, 2015

    By element33man
    Hey I love games like this. When they compared it to monument valley, I was sold. Gameplay didn't disappoint either. The game is fun trying to figure out perspectives and the viewing plane that you are playing on. Why the 3 stars because of sounds. First thing I do is usually lower the game sounds or turn off. Did that, but then it's chiming bells would just randomly start playing during a level and not stop. And some of those bells and chimes are headache worthy. Please fix sound issues if any new levels are released!!
  • Its okay, but... Aug 26, 2020

    By βwabel
    So i got this a couple years ago and its really fun! The challenges and puzzles are nice, but after a bit of time the puzzles were to challenging & to repetitive at the same time. They didnt add any features like maybe a blue square, or something, but just the repeating levels with just little change and no new features get repetitive, and VERY boring after a bit of time.
  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radinyad
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting puzzle game with bugs Oct 10, 2015

    By rsfd
    Good perspective puzzle game. Not as addictive as I had hoped but still a game I enjoy playing a few levels at a time then putting down. I prefer to not have music playing when I play so when the music randomly turns on it is a negative for me and then not being able to turn it off is problematic so I just stop playing. Also swiping on the screen to make the cube move is glitchy. Sometimes I'm stuck for quite a while and I'm tapping and swiping to no avail. Oh well.
  • 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?
  • 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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