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GDC 2016: ‘Blyss’ is a Smart Touch-and-Drag Puzzler Coming Next Month

Some of the best mobile games are ones that utilize a simple to understand concept and expand it into a game that will challenge you but can still fit into the tiny bits of free time throughout your day. The old cliché “simple to play but hard to master." That describes upcoming puzzler Blyss perfectly. You get a shape made up of squares with dots on them, and dragging horizontally or vertically to connect either 3 or 4 blocks removes the dot on that square. Your goal is to remove all the dots with matches. Where things get tricky is when puzzles are made of of squares with varying numbers of dots, meaning you have to think ahead about which portions to clear in order to leave you with an adequate number of dots to make matches that clear the board. It’s a bit tricky to explain, but check out this lovely trailer for Blyss and everything should be clear.

What I love about Blyss is it’s the sort of game that you actually have to think about and it really challenges you in a mental way, but at the same time it’s not the kind of game that demands your full attention for long amounts of time. As you can see from the trailer things can get very tricky the further you go, and it’s refreshing to see a puzzle game that’s not level-based and rather throws increasingly more difficult random puzzles at you to see how far you can make it. Also, the game’s aesthetics are fantastic. Drop Out Games is shooting to have Blyss released in April, and for more information you can check out the thread in our forums.