klocki – Apple’s Free iTunes App of the Week

This week’s free app is the minimalist puzzle game “klocki.” Normally it’s $1, but you can get it free from iTunes until Thursday, June 1st.

What Is It?

This puzzle game reminds me of dominos. Place the puzzle pieces one at a time in the right order to form the pattern. When you form the pattern you move to the next level.

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This game’s minimalism is touted by the developer as a feature: no instructions, hints, or settings. You jump into the game and figure it out as you go. The app gives you some auditory feedback as you move pieces, but no soundtrack. The game has no scores or timers.

Who Is It Good For?

Patient people come to mind. If I hadn’t been reviewing the game, I would have given up after a few minutes. I like some instruction. Once I got the hang of it, the game was fun. I’d also want a bit more “fun” in the game with sound or visuals.

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Should You Download It?

This minimalist game also takes up a minimal amount of space:  about 100MB. I’m deleting this one though. The field of minimalist games Apple gives away is already crowded with better games like Blyss or Drop Flip.

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