GAME OF THE DAY - Scalak is a hands-off puzzler with an atmosphere all of its own


GAME OF THE DAY - Scalak is a hands-off puzzler with an atmosphere all of its own

It's time for us to reveal the latest recipient of our #gameoftheday award. What's that, you're probably not saying out loud. Well, it's part of our initiative to make sure you're only ever playing the finest games that the mobile world has to offer. We hate playing bad games, we imagine you do too, so let's just stop.

Today's pick is the hands-off, shape-shifting puzzler Scalak. We'll have more on that in just a moment, but since you're reading this paragraph why not take a moment to click here and check out all of the games that have been named #gameoftheday. Each and every one of them is brilliant, because that's literally the objective of what we're trying to do here. We're not going to give a bad game this accolade, you can trust us on that.


Scalak is a sliding block puzzler. Except sometimes it isn't. And then it is again. It's the sort of game that's hard to pin down - basically you're trying to make a shape from the puzzle pieces the game gives you. No move limits, no ticking clock - it's you, logic, and spatial awareness trying to sort everything out.

Simple controls mean pretty much anyone can pick this one up, and there are plenty of challenges on offer too - you're not going to rush through Scalak in a single sitting. While the basic mechanics don't change, there are new kinds of puzzles to try and fathom your way through, and while the game is relaxing, you're never quite sure what it's going to throw in your general direction next.

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When we reviewed Scalak we called it "a wonderful, engaging puzzler, that deserves to be played by as many people as possible," and gave it a Gold Award. If you click here you can read all of our Scalak review. Obviously we think you should do that, but really it's up to you.

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