Zen Bound [$2.99] and Zen Bound II [$2.99] kept me busy for weeks with puzzles that involved endlessly manipulating 3D objects to accomplish the goal of "painting" the whole thing with rope. Well, next year Triada Studio Games is taking the 3D object rotating game to all new levels with Shadowmatic, a game of creating shadows that make some semblance of sense with curiously shaped objects. It's probably best to just watch the trailer:

Per the thread in our forums, when the game is released in March it'll have 70 levels to get stuck on spread across 9 different environments. The multi-object levels look incredibly difficult, and I can't wait to try it.

  • StealthDawg

    Beautiful graphics and I love the
    Music. This looks great!

  • Sojourn

    This looks beautiful -- like a fully 3D version of Blueprint3D (another great 3D spinning puzzle game)!

  • Gamer1st

    I even like the school chalkboard background and the light, (which is probably supposed to be from an overhead projector). That thing came out in school and everyone rushed in to make shadow-dogs out of their hands.

  • V for Viennetta

    Wow! This looks spectacular. Well worth keeping an eye on.

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  • ImJPaul

    So it's like Blueprint 3D, just way better looking?

    • Kostya

      I've made Blueprint 3D and I agree with this: the visuals in Shadowmatic are stunning!

  • dribblejam

    This game looks extremely hard. I love it.

  • Ethereal87

    It looks like a high def version of Coign of Vantage. Not too bad.

    • http://www.aceferrara.com/ Philipp Seifried

      I'm one of the two guys who made Coign of Vantage back in the day, and I've been toying with the idea of making exactly this game for a while now. 🙂

  • Ramaz1234

    Oh man this game looks amazing!

  • Wizard_Mike

    Do want.

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  • HelperMonkey

    Ahh... ...Intuitive and pleasant virtual object manipulation... ...Beautiful graphics... ...Relaxing music and ambient sounds... Gentle zen vibes permeating everything... ...Me smashing my iPad over my knee and screaming because I Can NOT FIGURE THIS SH!T OUT!!!...

  • CooleTeeps

    This does look awesome... But I hope it it below $4.99. Then I would totally buy it.

  • Bill Do

    If you don't want to wait, you can play shadow move which is similar to this.

  • Marvin

    Uhh I hope there's hints as to what you have to build otherwise you may very well suffer from premature aging and stress related acid reflux.

  • ZepherManBoy

    I cannot wait for this game to come out

    It looks glorious!

  • mzinn

    I can not wait. This looks so awesome. Excellent concept.

    • mzinn

      Love the lock in place feature.

  • Agentof_chaos

    So is this game coming out March of next year?