The developers of Sally's Spa [$2.99] and Hottie Hookups [$.99] are about to release their newest game, Sigma. Entering a new category of games, BigStack Studios has created a marvelous looking match-3 game.

Using multi-touch, you can independently spin two columns of blocks on either side of the screen. Tapping either side of the screen sends blocks back and forth across the screen. Once a match has been created, you'll have a couple of seconds to tag additional blocks on to the cluster before the whole thing explodes. Overall, it reminds us of an enhanced version of Unify.

The goal is to create huge blocks of the same color to earn the most points, get power ups, and increase the point multipliers. There will be three different modes in Sigma; Sectors, Time Attack, and Multiplayer. Playing in Sector mode allows you to unlock up to 10 different themes, each with their own music track. Time Attack mode has three time lengths to score as many points as possible before the time runs out. And go head-to-head in Multiplayer mode to compete against your friends over local wifi or bluetooth connection. Sigma will also have the online social network Plus+ included in their game with awards to unlock and leader boards to submit your high scores and compete against the world.

Sigma should be available soon, look for it on the App Store in the near future. And to better see how Sigma will be played, check out this gameplay video:

We'll take a closer look when it arrives. The developers plan on submitting the game to Apple as early as today.

  • JCat

    Love a good three (or more) matcher... however, unlike the many jewel/stone/symbol types, this one looks next-gen-slick. Def buy

  • JCat

    Love a good three (or more) matcher... however, unlike the many jewel/stone/symbol types, this one looks next-gen-slick. Def buy

  • sammysin

    This looks amazing. Actually, it's very similar to the game that just came out ( ColourSWING )... But a more advanced, better idea.

  • sammysin

    This looks amazing. Actually, it's very similar to the game that just came out ( ColourSWING )... But a more advanced, better idea.

  • Daniel Kr@

    Hey Everyone.

    We're very excited about this game.
    This was absolutely a passion project.
    Some games that inspired Sigma include:
    Tetris Attack / Pokemon Puzzle League / Planet Puzzle League
    Lumines and yes Unify!
    We tried very hard to make a totally unique, next gen block match game with multiple layers of strategy. I assure you this is not just another Bejeweled clone.

    We will indeed be submitting the game to apple today and I can't wait to get your reactions and feedback. This game is very near and dear to us so we'll be counting on all of you to help us get it absolutely perfect.

  • Daniel Kr@

    Hey Everyone.

    We're very excited about this game.
    This was absolutely a passion project.
    Some games that inspired Sigma include:
    Tetris Attack / Pokemon Puzzle League / Planet Puzzle League
    Lumines and yes Unify!
    We tried very hard to make a totally unique, next gen block match game with multiple layers of strategy. I assure you this is not just another Bejeweled clone.

    We will indeed be submitting the game to apple today and I can't wait to get your reactions and feedback. This game is very near and dear to us so we'll be counting on all of you to help us get it absolutely perfect.

  • http://apps.stfj.net Zach Gage

    Wow. Totally honored to be any part of the inspiration on this. It looks beautiful. Excited for it to come out!

    • Daniel Kr@

      Hey Zach!
      I'm honored your honored.
      I purchased Unify the day it came out.
      Thanks for your inspiration and I can't wait to see what you do next.

  • http://apps.stfj.net Zach Gage

    Wow. Totally honored to be any part of the inspiration on this. It looks beautiful. Excited for it to come out!

    • Daniel Kr@

      Hey Zach!
      I'm honored your honored.
      I purchased Unify the day it came out.
      Thanks for your inspiration and I can't wait to see what you do next.

  • Clay

    Any word on the status of this appearing in the App Store?

    • Daniel Kr@

      Hi Clay.
      Just checked, the app is "In Review".
      Shouldn't be too long now.

      Thanks for your interest!

      • Clay

        Great! I'm really looking forward to it!

        Thanks for the update!

  • Clay

    Any word on the status of this appearing in the App Store?

    • Daniel Kr@

      Hi Clay.
      Just checked, the app is "In Review".
      Shouldn't be too long now.

      Thanks for your interest!

      • Clay

        Great! I'm really looking forward to it!

        Thanks for the update!

  • Daniel Kr@

    Sigma has been approved by Apple!
    It will be available Thursday morning for an introductory price of $0.99.

    I'll be starting a proper forum for the game Thursday where I'll be anxiously awaiting feedback.

    Thanks for you interest!

    Dan.

  • Daniel Kr@

    Sigma has been approved by Apple!
    It will be available Thursday morning for an introductory price of $0.99.

    I'll be starting a proper forum for the game Thursday where I'll be anxiously awaiting feedback.

    Thanks for you interest!

    Dan.

  • http://adin.name adin

    Can't wait to get my paws on this!

  • http://adin.name adin

    Can't wait to get my paws on this!