“The Tiny Bang Story” indie game was published on Steam last year in April. Although it has received mixed reviews from media and players alike, the game is more than your everyday puzzler.
Colibri Games, the creators of the “The Tiny Bang Story” tried to mix together several game genres, in order to make it attractive to the general public.
The game features puzzle elements, which are tinted with hidden-object traits and traces of adventure-style gaming.
Perhaps the Windows game market is too crowded to make room for such a small game, which is probably the reason it didn't become so popular among PC gamers.
Thumbs up for Colibri Games who decided to try out other platforms that might give their indie game the attention it needs.
First of all, this game does not have any text lines. Every hint you receive is based on drawings and sketches, which makes it easier to play even for those who don't speak English too well or not at all.
Secondly, the game requires patience, especially given the fact that the hint system will never reveal a certain object that you might need to continue to the next stage of the game.
This works both ways, as some players may be bored if it takes to long to find the one last item in the game that advances them to the next chapter.
Speaking of chapters, “The Tiny Bang History HD” has five large chapters, each containing several puzzles and mini-games that need to be solved in order to continue to the next.
Now, the iPad version has one clear advantage over the PC variant, the fact that the stunning graphics and the 10 music themes look and sound much better on a small portable device than on a desktop computer.
Each chapter of “The Tiny Bang Story HD” has one thing in common, you will need to find 24 puzzle pieces which are hidden inside the landscapes. These are part of a bigger puzzle, which needs to be completed at the end of all five chapters.
Although finding these puzzle pieces is not that hard, reaching at the end of each chapter is another story. Basically, you cannot continue further until you repair a train, open a door or recreate something broken. To do that you'll a screwdriver, to get the screwdriver you'll need 10 bulbs, to find the last one you'll need to complete a certain puzzle (mini-game), an so on.
I have played through all five chapters and I couldn't find any bugs, and faulty puzzle or missing object, so if you cannot find one or you think that a puzzle is wrongfully created, then stop playing for a short while and come back again when you have more patience.
This the basic idea behind this hidden-object / puzzler hybrid game, which will make you lose track of time. You get about 30 challenging brain teasers in an amazing world drawn entirely by hand.
And that's not all. The game also has a story behind this addictive gameplay. It turns out that a great disaster occurred on this “Tiny Planet” when it was hit by a meteor. Your job is to use your patience, imaginations and creativity to restore the planet and help its inhabitants.
Fix weird machines and mechanisms, as well as more mundane one, solve puzzles and find all the items you need to save Tiny Planet and its residents.
“The Tiny Bang Story HD” is now available for download via Softpedia and App Store for only $2.99 and is fully compatible with iPad devices running iOS 4.3 or later. A Lite version is available for download as well, but offers only the first chapter of the game.