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  • Transmission Game Review

    Raising awareness along the way

    As you may have noticed i really like to play puzzle games. Once such game which i found goes by the name of Transmission. Transmission has been built by the Science Museum and we can see that they have made more games which revolve around science and technology aiming to teach about them.

    The game’s main aim is to create networks and to connect nodes to send information from one node to the next.

    Features of Transmission

    The game starts from the technology of olden times, the telegraph, then goes to the telephone, satellite and the next gen communication networks.

    The player has to find ways to connect all of the nodes to form a network. There are bonus objectives which further restrict how the player can create the network, but completing them gives the player more points(stars in this game’s case).

    Like all puzzle games the player has to think ahead on how to solve the puzzle. Visualization is the skill which is needed for this game, being able to visualize what the next move will be and what the resulting state of the game will be.

    Transmission Game Review

    Connecting the network

    What i like about this game is how seamlessly it has designed and linked with communication technologies. Nodes can be of different types, those which either send or receive information and also can broadcast to other nodes at the same time. It is quite interesting to see how all these components work together to form networks. One also realizes how amazing technology really is. Even though the game is an abstract version of what networks really are, but Transmission still gives an idea of how hard it is to create networks so that optimum paths are made.

    The art is simple and professionally made, with the smooth soothing music playing in the background do not distract the player from the game.

    Conclusion

    I really liked playing Transmission, i will surely be playing more games from Science Museum and may even write a review on them. I highly recommend this game for all.

    • Transmission Game Review
      Transmission Game Review

    September 18, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2293

  • Interlocked Game Review

    Interlocked not unlike any other puzzle game

    If you remember there used to be 3D puzzles which you used to play when your were a little child. You had to put blocks of certain sizes and shapes into their corresponding receiving holes, or the ones in which you had to free the blocks from one another. Now you can face the same anxiety of failure and despair when you could not solve the puzzle.

    Interlocked Game is a 3D puzzle game which is available on Android in which the player has to solve puzzles and beat the level.

    The number of moves and the time that you take to solve the puzzle are tracked and you get a score based on the combination of these.

    What i really like about this game is that since it is a 3D game, i can move the puzzle around, and see it from all angles as if i am solving a real puzzle in my hands.

    There is also a walk through, but the game sometimes, asks you to watch a video before showing you the walk through, while at other times it gives tips to how to begin solving the puzzle.

    I think this is fine, and not a problem. I did not get bombarded by in game Ads like other games show at the wrong moments in time.

    Apart from there being different levels, there are puzzle blocks of different materials which you can play with, but they have to be unlocked first. When you first play the game, you have wooden blocks to play with.

    Interlocked Game Review

    This puzzle seems difficult…

    Conclusion

    I did not find any glaring problem in Interlocked, and i believe it has been built with quality and giving the player a great time in mind.

    If you want to have a great time solving puzzles like you used to when you were young, then this game is definitely for you. You might even get smarter in the process.

     

    • Interlocked Game Review
      Interlocked Game Review

    September 15, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2866

  • Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends is an interesting and a fun game

    I love football and I am big supporter of Chelsea FC (Football Club),  so sometimes I also want to play football games on my Android device and what better game to play then Flick Kick Football Legends. Unlike most football games this is a flick based game with very interesting story to it.

    Flick Football Legends is set as a comic based game from the 70’s. The story is slowly revealed as the player progresses through the game making the game even more engrossing. Who does not want to know the secrets of this game? I sure do!!!

    For a newbie this game can be very challenging at first but soon you will get the grasp of it, as you play it and furthermore you can also practice in the practice mode of the game.

    There are five main actions during a match which you can peform,  i.e pass, shoot, defence, keeper and penalty.

    The game gets challenging and difficult to play as you progress through the levels. Once when it was easy to pass and tackle, become a nerve wrecking action. If you miss a tackle the opposing team will surely score. Who wants to loose a match which you have set up to such a position, while if you loose your concentration it will all go down the drain.

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Game Modes

    There are four main game modes from which you can play:

    1. League
    2. Practice
    3. Infinity Cup
    4. International Cup

    Main story of the game starts when you play league mode and you have to manage a junior team and help it win matches and rise in the league tables.

    You can also purchase new players in the form of cards. Before you start playing the team sheet shows the special power of each player and their powers can be upgraded using experience. To gain experience you have to play matches.

    In infinity cup you will play unlimited amount of matches until you you draw or lose a
    game.

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends Game Mode

    In international cup you play for England and same as in league mode you have to play divisions. There are a total of 3 divisions.

    Flick Football Legends uses the strategy of making the player wait after playing the game a few times. The energy resource being used in Flick Football is stamina and once consumed each stamina is generated after 30 minutes. A total of 5 matches stamina is available but it can be increased to 8 or 16 matches if you buy the stamina.

    New players are unlocked in the form of cards, and you can also buy using coins or money from the store.

    There is also pre-game, half time and post-game commentary which is funny yet interesting. The commentators always have something witty to say.

    Problems that i found

    Even though this game is really great, i did find some problems which the development team should immediately resolve.

    Firstly, the match duration is around only 1-2 minutes and it cannot be changed.

    Secondly, the stamina refill time is too long, of 30 minutes. The game employs the rule of giving rest to the player, but it should not be too much such that the rush of playing the game washes away. Either the player has to wait for the stipulated time, or has to spend money to buy more stamina. I believe the time out time should be reasonable such as 5 minutes per each stamina level, anything more than that will be a buzz kill for the player.

    Thirdly, if you perform poorly in the league you can not restart the league and have to complete it. I myself was frustrated when i had to play through a league only have to play it again, because i failed to win it. This particular feature can be putting off to casual games, who may just stop playing the game all together due to this.

    Conclusion

    I recommend this game, as it is addictive, and a great time killer, and for footbal fans like me it is a heaven sent. This one game will always be part of my games collection on my phone.

     

    • Flick Football Legends Game Review
      Flick Football Legends Game Review

    September 9, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2243

  • Kia Scene Hai Event Finder Website

    Introduction

    This particular review is for our Pakistani readers. There must have been times, when you ask your friend “kia scene hai“, which translates to “what is the plan”, when you are lazing around nothing to do. This particular service tells you of happening in your city. At moment the website is offering its services for Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad.

    UX, Design and Ease of Use

    The design of the website is simple, with filters at the top in the body, then featured events are right below them, and then further more filters are given where the user can filter the events by what is happening today, tomorrow, this week, and this month.

    Then below that are the categories along with the number of events being held in that category. Further more the best events in your selected city are also shown. The design does its job to get your attention and inform you of the events that are happening in your city.

    The user experience is a bit too overwhelming for the first time user as every thing is shown right there on the home page. It does take a while to take into the experience. Once the user gets over this then the site is pretty self explanatory and easy to use. The learning curve is quite shallow.

    Usefulness

    I for one like to attend meetups and events related to entrepreneurship and business where i can meet fellow entrepreneurs in my city. I was surprised to find that the website did have events which catered to my needs. Kia Scene Hai consists of a large number of event types from which you can choose from.

    The categories are as follows:

    • Art/Literature
    • Conference
    • Festivals
    • Music/Concert
    • Meetup/Talk
    • Exhibition/Launch
    • Sports
    • Theater/Film
    • Trips
    • Competition
    • Workshops

    The website also offers weekly updates via email and SMS keeping you updated what is happening in your city.

    The usefulness of the website is quite obvious as it does its jobs quite well.

    If you are organizing your event you can even sell your tickets through the website and also conduct promotion for your event through the website.

    I am also happy that the events that are in the system are quite new and interesting and not outdated or expired. This shows that the team at Kia Scene Hai is hard at work in maintaining the system and adding more events as they come.

    The website also offers an Android app which you can download from the Google Play Store.

    You can also find reviews of restaurants in your city and also search for restaurants based on the type of food they sell.

    Conclusion

    I highly recommend Kia Scene Hai if you like going out and having fun. I will surely be using this service to find near by events so that i can have a great time.

    Update 4:29 am 9th December 2014: I have updated the link of the article and the content to improve SEO.

     

    • Kia Scene Hai Events Happening Website
      Kia Scene Hai Events Happening Website

    December 1, 2014 • Utility Apps, Web Apps • Views: 2864

  • Bird Ninja – Jungle Fever Flying Bird Game

    I like playing games and when i find an interesting game i tend to spend some time playing it. Usually in a game i look for a good story if it has one, good game play and there must be that x factor which makes me come back to the game again and again.

    We all heard of the famous game Flappy Bird flying bird game which earned the developer of the game a lot of hate by the players because the game was really difficult, but it really did well as well as i believe that game hit a personal chord of the players that how dare the game not let them win. This ego damaging aspect is quite interesting to see in games. I had that game installed on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but unfortunately the phone died on me and also the developer pulled the game off Google Play Store. I went looking for a game similar to Flappy Bird and found a game by the name of Bird Ninja -Jungle Fever  flying bird game.

    The game play is not as difficult as Flappy Bird, but it still demands the player’s full concentration as you have to take split second decisions to prevent the bird from crashing into oncoming objects such as planes, and other birds.

    Each level has a certain objective which the player has to achieve in order to complete the level. In this game it is collecting coins. I have not been able to find any other use case in this game where the coins are being used. I recommend that the developer incorporate a store which allows the player to buy upgrades which gives the bird special powers.

    I also noticed that in this game there is no time out feature where in a game that i regularly play and have also reviewed Two Dots in which you have a maximum of 5 lives and each life takes a set time to regenerate, so if you loose all of your lives then you have to wait for a minimum time as set by the game before you can actually play it.

    Psychology also helps us understand that giving the player breaks actually helps keep the game interesting and brings the player back for more, while games in which the player plays for a long time without any breaks then eventually the player will get burned out and will get bored of the game.

    I also suggest that the developer weave a story into the game, which can further make a game interesting.

    The graphics of the playing level are attractive and look well made. The animation is smooth and i did not find any jerks in animation which spoil the experience. However, the graphics for the menu screen and the pause menu can be further improved as at the moment they look too bland and dead.  Maybe if the developer adds some animation on the menu screen it will look good.

    To conclude, i like the game and would recommend other to play, and this game can definitely get better and more interesting if the developer follows our advice given above.

    Update 2:24 pm 9th December 2014: I have updated the link of the article and the content to improve SEO.

    • Bird Ninja for Android Game Review
      Bird Ninja for Android Game Review

    November 27, 2014 • Games • Views: 2646