Easily one of the more stylish games to grace the AppStore, Colorbind brings to the platform the fresh concept of puzzle-oriented ribbon weaving. Your objective each level is to match all the circles on screen with their respective colored ribbons and you do so by simply dragging your finger across the screen.

What makes Colorbind challenging is that each ribbon cannot intersect with another on the same plane-- they must be folded either under or over the other by creating a right angle. The concept sounds difficult in text but soon becomes second nature after seeing the ribbons interact first hand, revealing a simple elegance to Colorbind that looks incredible.

That's not to say the game isn't challenging though as Colorbind has some of the more difficult puzzles we've seen yet on the AppStore. Some levels will have you at wits end trying to unravel (pun very much intended) the correct maze of ribbon needed to collect all the various colored circles. Certainly not one for the faint of heart, but all ye puzzle fans and lateral thinkers will definitely get a kick out of Colorbind.

In any case, be sure to check out the free Lite Version for a hands-on with the gameplay.

App Store Link: Colorbind, $0.99, Colorbind Lite, Free.

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  • Axolot

    Beautiful! minimalistic and effective. Great stuff!
    Downloading now

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  • Axolot

    Beautiful! minimalistic and effective. Great stuff!
    Downloading now

  • Mark

    uugghhh - that looks devious. Will definitely try out the lite version ;)

  • Mark

    uugghhh - that looks devious. Will definitely try out the lite version ;)

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

    Any idea of length or number of puzzles, expansion packs?

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

    Any idea of length or number of puzzles, expansion packs?

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Looks like a great deal of just trial-and-error ("trial-and-improvement" for you more politically correct teachers out there) rather than skill or critical thinking. But I'll give it a go.

    • starmonkey101

      no, you are wrong. i got the game the minute it came out and im loving every second. the levels are tough but satisfying. in no way at all is it trial and error! no no no no no no. amazing game! one of the best puzzles!

      84 levels by the way.

      • Matt

        Yep, I second that. To start with it feels a bit abstract to get your head around, except for some of the more predictable, geometric puzzles. But you do start to learn the 'rules' to figure it out logically. For instance, a folded corner will not count to fill your dot, and the way that the ribbons go over/under each other.

        Smashing game, most stylish puzzler I've seen in aaaaages!

      • themendoz

        absolutely agree. My favorite games are puzzlers and this one is up there already. I got it the day it came out since it's by the same developer as monospace. It does require technique and you will surely enjoy it if you like games like cogs, monospace, ancient frog, etc.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Looks like a great deal of just trial-and-error ("trial-and-improvement" for you more politically correct teachers out there) rather than skill or critical thinking. But I'll give it a go.

    • starmonkey101

      no, you are wrong. i got the game the minute it came out and im loving every second. the levels are tough but satisfying. in no way at all is it trial and error! no no no no no no. amazing game! one of the best puzzles!

      84 levels by the way.

      • Matt

        Yep, I second that. To start with it feels a bit abstract to get your head around, except for some of the more predictable, geometric puzzles. But you do start to learn the 'rules' to figure it out logically. For instance, a folded corner will not count to fill your dot, and the way that the ribbons go over/under each other.

        Smashing game, most stylish puzzler I've seen in aaaaages!

      • themendoz

        absolutely agree. My favorite games are puzzlers and this one is up there already. I got it the day it came out since it's by the same developer as monospace. It does require technique and you will surely enjoy it if you like games like cogs, monospace, ancient frog, etc.

  • Jack Shiels

    Really great game. Kudos to the developers!

  • Jack Shiels

    Really great game. Kudos to the developers!

  • http://www.northernbytes.ca Louard

    Grabbing now. Monospace (By the same dev. ) is still one of my all time favourite games on the iPhone.

  • http://www.northernbytes.ca Louard

    Grabbing now. Monospace (By the same dev. ) is still one of my all time favourite games on the iPhone.

  • http://www.mehware.com Matthew

    Yeah, I am picking this up real soon. Monospace was amazing and kicked my butt, can't wait for this to. Congrats to the developer. Keep it up guys !

  • http://www.mehware.com Matthew

    Yeah, I am picking this up real soon. Monospace was amazing and kicked my butt, can't wait for this to. Congrats to the developer. Keep it up guys !

  • http://www.nonverbal.ch Daniel

    Thanks for the coverage!

    There's a total of 84 levels and 10 achievements, you can find some more information about the game at http://www.nonverbal.ch/colorbind.html

  • http://www.nonverbal.ch Daniel

    Thanks for the coverage!

    There's a total of 84 levels and 10 achievements, you can find some more information about the game at http://www.nonverbal.ch/colorbind.html

  • Scott

    Let's not forget about "Monospace" which was created by the same developer. This little jem is pretty sweet too!

  • Scott

    Let's not forget about "Monospace" which was created by the same developer. This little jem is pretty sweet too!

  • mattman93

    Just picked it up, fun game with great style.

  • mattman93

    Just picked it up, fun game with great style.

  • Corey

    How Many levels?

  • Corey

    How Many levels?

  • evan

    Not sure what the problem is but iTunes will not let me download the lite version of this app. I tried on my iPhone and it says and error has occurred. I than tried on my computer and it says the same thing, error has occurred.

    • evan

      I see that it is j ust not this app.. its the store.. sorry

  • evan

    Not sure what the problem is but iTunes will not let me download the lite version of this app. I tried on my iPhone and it says and error has occurred. I than tried on my computer and it says the same thing, error has occurred.

    • evan

      I see that it is j ust not this app.. its the store.. sorry

  • http://hybridmind.com HybridMind

    Just wanted to say I bought this little game yesterday thanks to this review and have loved every bit of it. It is just a really solid puzzle game with cool mechanics wrapped in a very polished and unique looking style. I've already played over 20 levels and some of them have brought a real sense of accomplishment as you figure them out. Great job on the developers part.

  • http://hybridmind.com HybridMind

    Just wanted to say I bought this little game yesterday thanks to this review and have loved every bit of it. It is just a really solid puzzle game with cool mechanics wrapped in a very polished and unique looking style. I've already played over 20 levels and some of them have brought a real sense of accomplishment as you figure them out. Great job on the developers part.

  • Matthew

    I cannot find this game on the appstore. I have looked everywhere. Is it possible they have removed it?

    • starmonkey101

      maybe you are searching "colorbLind" with an L.... its colorbind... no L

  • Matthew

    I cannot find this game on the appstore. I have looked everywhere. Is it possible they have removed it?

    • starmonkey101

      maybe you are searching "colorbLind" with an L.... its colorbind... no L

  • peterpane

    really awesome game!!

  • peterpane

    really awesome game!!

  • Bobby

    Here I was, hoping that the game would be relevant for colorblind folks such as myself, I watch the demo, which looks really nice, and it turns out it is another game that relies on color. Oh the vagaries of genetics.

  • Bobby

    Here I was, hoping that the game would be relevant for colorblind folks such as myself, I watch the demo, which looks really nice, and it turns out it is another game that relies on color. Oh the vagaries of genetics.

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    rather than skill or critical thinking. But I'll give it a go.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/62KCRCX6OJA664FQCVVF2375XY Michael

    Yea love this game but finished it years ago. now i'm playing Happy Stretch. It's the same :D