Popular iOS game Dots has been updated to add a new gameplay option called "Gravity Mode" that will be available for one week, along with with improvements in speed and battery life.
Specifically, the new mode is sponsored by company General Electric to celebrate "Gravity Day", and features no time limits or restrictions along with the addition of a "gravity button" which shuffles the dots based on the the angle and tilt of the phone.
Betaworks executive Paul Murphy spoke about the new mode to The Verge:
Gravity mode will arrive this Sunday on Android and iOS and be available for one week. Betaworks' SVP of product, Paul Murphy, describes how it will work. "You can think of it like a 'zen' mode for Dots. No timers, no restrictions, just connect as many dots as you'd like. If you get stuck, you can click the gravity button, which acts as a shuffler. To make it happen, our team implemented a physics engine so the dots appear to fall with gravity and move based on the angle of the phone."
The game has been very popular on iOS, hitting #1 in 20 countries. Dots is a free app and can be downloaded on the App Store. [Direct Link]
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Couldn't disagree with you more. About time the leather and fabric dies.
it's not just iOS that is going brighter, less skuewmorphic, it's a general trend. It's about time if you ask me, I'm tired of the "wood-look", "metal-look", "leather-look", w/airbrushed drop shadows to make it seem 3D, bleh. The layered, translucent, parallax, frosted glass look, while it might take getting used to for some, is a big improvement in design.
Dots: This game is entertaining, but, would like to have an online dual-player mode, both working it at the same time. (and I like the color scheme, but, maybe a few more choices).
Perhaps not evil enough. :)
Dots is colorful and fun. I like the simplicity of it. I don't think I'll reach the top level in gravity mode though. Again, I'd like to say: but, would like to have an online dual-player mode, both playing the same board at the same time, that would be more fun.