Back in the summer of 2013, Graveck (yes, the makers of the ridiculous 10 Balls 7 Cups) released the super clever puzzle game Strata ($2.99) which, at long last, put your basketweaving skills to the test. It tasked you with weaving various colored ribbons into one another in the proper order to complete each level, and it was a game we really enjoyed in our review. Now Graveck is readying the release of a spiritual successor to Strata called Optica, and it is even more of a brain twister than its predecessor. Honestly I don’t even know where to begin explaining what you do in Optica so I’ll just leave the trailer here so you can see for yourself.
The developer does a good job at putting Optica into words: “Embracing simplicity with a geometric design, Optica reveals puzzles in complex and mind-bending ways. From curious shapes and optical illusions to unexpected perspectives, Optica puts spatial thinking to the test through 70+ challenging levels. Create pathways of light while strategically connecting the spaces along the way. But not all is what it seems. Rotate shapes to shift your perspective, discover hidden planes, and traverse optical illusions." While no pricing information is available, we do know that Optica is slated to launch next week on August 28th and it’ll be published by GLITCH. If you enjoy twisting your brain in knots, be sure to check it out next week.