"Meet the smallest enemies in the history of games. They're only one pixel big. They're 'one-dot enemies'!" reads the description of Kenji Eno's One Dot Enemies [App Store]

The free game involves simply mashing little one-pixel enemies that appear on your iPhone's screen. Tapping on them squashes them out of existence, but others quickly come to take their place. There's no time limit for the endeavor, but it keeps track of how many enemies you've destroyed in all.

1up also reports on a number of Easter Eggs found in the game:

Despite its small scale, the game features a number of Easter Eggs, as well as some real depth to the game mechanics. At its core, you're just trying to tap the enemies when you see them on screen, but considering how fast the pixel-high dots move (and how small they are) actually nailing one takes some serious hand-eye coordination. Skilled players will discover what happens if you can hit two O.D.E.s simultaneously, but only the quickest smashers will ever manage to nail 10 O.D.E.s in a row -- the game's most challenging combo.

Kenji Eno is a well known video game designer from Japan who also helped design Newtonica for the iPhone.

This simple game isn't necessarily going to be for everyone, but it's an interesting time waster that falls on the artsy-side of game development. Our favorite comment about the game comes from forum member VeganTnT:

I HATE this game! why? Cause after I figured out what I was supposed to do I found 4 invincible "one dot enemies" aka dead pixels. So now i'm playing and I have to remember the position of the dead pixels so I don't try and tap them again...

Ok, I actually love this game but I'm still pissed about those dead pixels, haha.

App Store Link: One Dot Enemies, Free

  • Techtistic

    Okay, maybe I'm juvenile, but does that not look like a penis? Sorry, it's the first thing I thought of when I saw the screenshot.

  • Techtistic

    Okay, maybe I'm juvenile, but does that not look like a penis? Sorry, it's the first thing I thought of when I saw the screenshot.

  • Grx

    Yes, it looks like a penis with testicles on one side.

  • Grx

    Yes, it looks like a penis with testicles on one side.

  • http://lazypeongames.com Eric Farraro

    So glad I wasn't the only one who thought that. Sounds like a cool concept, but not for me.

  • http://lazypeongames.com Eric Farraro

    So glad I wasn't the only one who thought that. Sounds like a cool concept, but not for me.

  • Steve

    Grx, strange I thought the very SAME thing!!

  • Steve

    Grx, strange I thought the very SAME thing!!

  • Brad Newsom

    I'm very dissappointed to say that I thought the same thing. Its REALLY does look like a penis more than someone poking a dot.

  • Brad Newsom

    I'm very dissappointed to say that I thought the same thing. Its REALLY does look like a penis more than someone poking a dot.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    ...that's how you have to play it, no?
    Touching the dots with your p..... :)

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    ...that's how you have to play it, no?
    Touching the dots with your p..... :)

  • firstprime

    Aside from penises, did anyone else find this game easy? I can get 50 in a row easy, and two a the same time, (and I usually suck at this kind of thing)

  • firstprime

    Aside from penises, did anyone else find this game easy? I can get 50 in a row easy, and two a the same time, (and I usually suck at this kind of thing)

  • Jordan10la

    I was just about to make the penis comment then i saw they all were penis comments. lol

  • Jordan10la

    I was just about to make the penis comment then i saw they all were penis comments. lol

  • Dudehuge

    You're all welcome for that thread I made :P

  • Dudehuge

    You're all welcome for that thread I made :P

  • Josh

    Of course it is a penis. The objective is to squash the sperm before you make your lady pregnant.

  • Josh

    Of course it is a penis. The objective is to squash the sperm before you make your lady pregnant.

  • Gleep

    So what are all these easter eggs of which you speak? There's the hearts when you get ten in a row (which is actually pretty easy if you just use one index finger instead of trying the two-thumb i-got-such-skills method), and there's one kind of enemy that gets bigger when you tap it and explodes on the third tap, but what else?

  • Gleep

    So what are all these easter eggs of which you speak? There's the hearts when you get ten in a row (which is actually pretty easy if you just use one index finger instead of trying the two-thumb i-got-such-skills method), and there's one kind of enemy that gets bigger when you tap it and explodes on the third tap, but what else?