DeNA has launched the third in their series of PC and console puzzle games being adapted and renamed for mobile. Unpixelate [$2.99] follows in the footsteps after Wavefront [$2.99] and Polyform [$2.99] were released on the App Store in 2014. Unpixelate is based on Puzzle Dimension, which released for Steam in 2010. The game's gotten a bit of a visual makeover, but is still about navigating 3D levels, trying to collect all the flowers in the level and reaching the exit, while dealing with various traps and hazards on the 3D courses. There's 100 levels in total to check out. Here's a trailer for the PC version that shows off some of what to expect:

The game has launched for $2.99 without any IAP, which is definitely interesting for DeNA, one of the big free-to-play companies. It's still not clear why they're releasing premium puzzle games that are renamed adaptations of previous titles, but the last two they released were solid, and I'd like to see premium games have a future along with free-to-play. So if you don't like free-to-play, consider this a powerful opportunity to vote with your wallet?

  • Luciano1084

    This is getting awful reviews in the store

    • Ubisububi

      This may answer Carter's question as to why it's a premium title.

      • coolpepper43

        I don't think your comment makes any sense.

      • DemoEvolved

        Theory being, it would not be good enough to retain players into paid users

      • DemoEvolved

        So just charge for it up front

  • famousringo

    I love it when a trailer tries to jazz up the most mundane things.

    Get the FLOWERS!

    Exit through the PORTAL!

    Do your LAUNDRY!

    WASH the DOG!

  • Donny K76

    I left a very positive review which is waiting approval. Once you get the tutorial down and get used to the controls , it's very enjoyable IMHO.

  • sivad

    Eh Carter will probably give it a 3.5 😉

  • sakara214ever

    Dunno looks really bad game. At least from the trailer.

  • Hans P. Köter

    This is a really good 3D-puzzler, and, after playing the PC demo, I was looking forward to the iOS port for quite some time. Unfortunately I have issues on the iPad 2 with lateral jumps, where the app does not recognize my double taps. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.

  • colcourtney

    Just downloaded this beauty and it is a good puzzler but, the controls need to be fixed. Especially the Jump gestures. It's just not working on my iPhone. With latest update too.
    It's a 5 star game waiting to happen.