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Auditorium has arrived for the iPhone. The musical puzzle game began life as a Flash game that can still be played on its website.

In Auditorium you have to guide a flow of light particles into the audio containers on the game board. Each level has a different set of movable pieces that all have different effects on the flow of these particles, from simply controlling its direction, speed, or even attracting or repelling the flow. The early levels start in grayscale, but quickly make way to vibrant colors and different audio containers that can hold each the various particle colors.

The iPhone version of the game contains 25 levels across 5 different acts and naturally uses touch and pinch controls to adjust the placement and strength of the pieces. Additional "movements" (levels) can be purchased for $0.99 a piece, adding 14-17 levels per pack. Some of the more advanced pieces that affect particle movement are reserved for the add-on content. A Lite version of the game is also available which contains 5 different levels and starts off slightly more difficult to give you a better taste of the game. Auditorium is an original game that's worth a try if you've never experienced it before.

App Store Link: Auditorium Lite, Free, Auditorium, $2.99

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  • 1337brian

    Ok, enough with the DLC, give me the full game for $5 and let's leave it at that...

  • 1337brian

    Ok, enough with the DLC, give me the full game for $5 and let's leave it at that...

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    DLC means that they have less pirating (in many cases, *much* less), which means that they can develop more games in the future. Why complain about the dlc if you're paying the same price overall, have more options, and the developers actually get income?

    • Adams Immersive

      Not to mention, try-before-you buy is a lot easier this way: one app to search for and install instead of two, one store login needed instead of two.

      The old way has its benefits too, but I like the free+DLC model better than the Lite + paid model.

      • Adams Immersive

        (I should add that I would prefer DLC on a free app instead of paid, to get the best of both worlds.)

      • mlkaufman

        ...also if the lite version has some of the levels of the full, you don't have to start all over again.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      I don't have a problem with that aspect of it. The issue is, free+DLC has become a new way to nickle-and-dime people and misrepresent the true cost of buying the game *and* all the content it's supposed to come with.

      Seems like EA is pulling this crap with every title now. Command & Conquer shipped with hardly any content -- for $9.99, at that -- and then sells you the rest of the levels that *should have* been included, considering the premium price.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      I should also add (though it goes without saying) that this applies to paid+DLC as well.

      There's a difference between charging people for *extra* DLC vs. selling an existing game to you one piece at a time. When porting an existing title, ALL the content should be included in the "sticker" price, and only charge for DLC that's actually above and beyond what's supposed to be included. If that makes sense.

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    DLC means that they have less pirating (in many cases, *much* less), which means that they can develop more games in the future. Why complain about the dlc if you're paying the same price overall, have more options, and the developers actually get income?

    • Adams Immersive

      Not to mention, try-before-you buy is a lot easier this way: one app to search for and install instead of two, one store login needed instead of two.

      The old way has its benefits too, but I like the free+DLC model better than the Lite + paid model.

      • Adams Immersive

        (I should add that I would prefer DLC on a free app instead of paid, to get the best of both worlds.)

      • mlkaufman

        ...also if the lite version has some of the levels of the full, you don't have to start all over again.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      I don't have a problem with that aspect of it. The issue is, free+DLC has become a new way to nickle-and-dime people and misrepresent the true cost of buying the game *and* all the content it's supposed to come with.

      Seems like EA is pulling this crap with every title now. Command & Conquer shipped with hardly any content -- for $9.99, at that -- and then sells you the rest of the levels that *should have* been included, considering the premium price.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      I should also add (though it goes without saying) that this applies to paid+DLC as well.

      There's a difference between charging people for *extra* DLC vs. selling an existing game to you one piece at a time. When porting an existing title, ALL the content should be included in the "sticker" price, and only charge for DLC that's actually above and beyond what's supposed to be included. If that makes sense.

  • Symbolist

    Still not available in Germany :.(
    Makes me feel a little bitter. Was waiting for this special game. But maybe later?

    • Symbolist

      Auditorium in Germany available!
      Auditorium in Deutschland erhältlich!
      Just direktly go into the store; then start a search with the games name!
      Direkt den Store aufrufen und den Namen in der Suche eingeben!

  • Symbolist

    Still not available in Germany :.(
    Makes me feel a little bitter. Was waiting for this special game. But maybe later?

    • Symbolist

      Auditorium in Germany available!
      Auditorium in Deutschland erhältlich!
      Just direktly go into the store; then start a search with the games name!
      Direkt den Store aufrufen und den Namen in der Suche eingeben!

  • Lukeb

    It's easy to set hopes too high for game with such a description, but at least there are both lite and flash versions.

  • Lukeb

    It's easy to set hopes too high for game with such a description, but at least there are both lite and flash versions.

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    Regarding the game itself, on a computer that can handle flash well, with a good set of headphones, it's absolutely stellar. The audio quality from my iphone gets about 20% of the fidelity out to my ears. This is acceptable, and the controls are actually a lot better than the flash version's (it's pretty much made for a multitouch platform). I'd rate this game a 4/1023 out of 5 / 12831.

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    Regarding the game itself, on a computer that can handle flash well, with a good set of headphones, it's absolutely stellar. The audio quality from my iphone gets about 20% of the fidelity out to my ears. This is acceptable, and the controls are actually a lot better than the flash version's (it's pretty much made for a multitouch platform). I'd rate this game a 4/1023 out of 5 / 12831.

  • kalel39

    But is it worth the 2.99 plus for DLC. I cant be the only guy wishing this was 1.99 instead.

    • monkeys

      I would hope you're the only guy whining about a buck.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Seriously, man. Get a life.

      • monkeys

        Speaking of obnoxious whiners, there's my favorite.

  • kalel39

    But is it worth the 2.99 plus for DLC. I cant be the only guy wishing this was 1.99 instead.

    • monkeys

      I would hope you're the only guy whining about a buck.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Seriously, man. Get a life.

      • monkeys

        Speaking of obnoxious whiners, there's my favorite.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    Great game, worth every penny.

    But play it with really good headphones! Don't use the built in speaker, you are just cheating yourself out of an amazing experience.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    Great game, worth every penny.

    But play it with really good headphones! Don't use the built in speaker, you are just cheating yourself out of an amazing experience.

  • Gnarkill

    If you have played the flash version and loved it, this is worth every penny. I've always wanted to buy the full version, so this works out for me.

  • Gnarkill

    If you have played the flash version and loved it, this is worth every penny. I've always wanted to buy the full version, so this works out for me.

  • Poco

    Nice game, just tried the lite version and I really like it. Although it makes me wonder - "slightly difficult"? The lite version was unbelievably easy, I finished it in approx. 10 minutes and I am absolutely no genius at all. Are all the stages this easy? The replay value of this game is really low, imho, and that's what I consider by purchasing an app, together with the game's length. Even tho I don't find the price high, I am not going to get it if I can finish it in 50 minutes. Any experiences? :)

  • Poco

    Nice game, just tried the lite version and I really like it. Although it makes me wonder - "slightly difficult"? The lite version was unbelievably easy, I finished it in approx. 10 minutes and I am absolutely no genius at all. Are all the stages this easy? The replay value of this game is really low, imho, and that's what I consider by purchasing an app, together with the game's length. Even tho I don't find the price high, I am not going to get it if I can finish it in 50 minutes. Any experiences? :)

  • fi2-shift

    You can beat the game in 50 mins or less.... Just beat it, still is a great game!

    • Poco

      Yeah, got the game cos I couldn't resist. It is beautiful, fun, and all, but short, and I mean SHORT. Some levels are absolutely ridiculous and should be put to tutorial and not as self-standing levels (=one arrow, one stream, one container). Considering how many GOOD applications are sold at this price level it seems to me that these guys just want to milk the users on DLC. DLC is ok for me, what is not ok is if somebody offers this short gameplay. Rather disappointing, imho.

  • fi2-shift

    You can beat the game in 50 mins or less.... Just beat it, still is a great game!

    • Poco

      Yeah, got the game cos I couldn't resist. It is beautiful, fun, and all, but short, and I mean SHORT. Some levels are absolutely ridiculous and should be put to tutorial and not as self-standing levels (=one arrow, one stream, one container). Considering how many GOOD applications are sold at this price level it seems to me that these guys just want to milk the users on DLC. DLC is ok for me, what is not ok is if somebody offers this short gameplay. Rather disappointing, imho.

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool! I think I overlooked this one thinking it was a rhythm game, but it’s more like a physics puzzler. Very nice. (99 cents at the moment—thanks to the Friday deals article.)

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool! I think I overlooked this one thinking it was a rhythm game, but it’s more like a physics puzzler. Very nice. (99 cents at the moment—thanks to the Friday deals article.)