Try TwoDots, the Adorable Puzzle Game That’s Impossible to Stop Playing
One of the great things about having a smartphone is that you can fill little moments of nothingness — a wait in line, a bus commute home — with a mesmerizing little game. Betaworks’ skillfully designed and well-received Dots did just that. Now, just a little more than a year after it came out, Betaworks has followed up with a free, quest-driven iteration of the original: TwoDots.
The basic principles of the original Dots game still stand: Attempt to connect as many of the same-color dots as possible within one turn, and make as many squares as possible. You can connect dots horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally. It’s a single-player game, but you can connect it to Facebook and compare your scores to your friends’.
Here’s what the original Dots looks like. See those four red dots clustered in the middle? Swipe your finger to connect them in a square and you’ll earn four points.
But in TwoDots, you’re not given the same screens of dots to conquer over and over again, attempting to improve your score. Instead, you must master each of the game’s 85 levels (sort of like a mini Candy Crush). The loose storyline goes as follows: Two brave adventurers must traverse many a rough landscape. Here they are below, shaped like human dots.
Each time you move up a level, TwoDots adds an artifact from one of their journeys to the wall of their submarine home base, which also happens to be your home screen.