Eufloria, by Omni Systems Limited, is a gorgeous game. I have it for most of my mobile devices, and I also have the PC version. Needless to say, it offers a supremely relaxing experience.
Eufloria combines soothing sounds and rhythms with beautiful, yet remarkably minimal aesthetics. The game does require the use of strategy, but it’s not so difficult, or aggravating that it stirs your emotions. This is one game that you can truly enjoy during some down time. In fact, I’ve used the game as a stress reliever in the past, and it works quite well as one.
I’m happy to report that Eufloria, is now available for the Blackberry Playbook. I know some of you may be curious as to why I’m recommending a game for the Playbook and not the recently launched Z10. Quite simply put, the larger 7” screen on the Playbook is ideal for the high definition visuals. Just trust me on this.
The point of the game is straightforward: you are tasked with spreading seedlings to various asteroids and forming colonies. You must then grow flowers at each established colony, which will help you produce more seedlings. Along the way, you will come across rival colonies, which you must overcome before spreading further. Essentially, your goal is to dominate every asteroid in a level.
Of course, the gameplay itself gets a little more complicated than that as you progress and more elements are introduced over time, but don’t worry the developers did a fantastic job at explaining everything. It walks you through every feature, gameplay element, and strategy so that by the time you’ve made it to the later levels, you surely know what you’re doing.
That’s not to say the game is easy. It gets progressively more complex over time, but the beauty of it is that it never gets severe enough to make you want to throw your Playbook. It’s one of those things where, if you can’t beat it, you can calmly leave it alone for a while and come back later.
While playing you can slowdown or speedup the action based on personal preference. If you don’t want to wait for all of your little seedlings to reach the next asteroid, then you can speed up the game.
You can also zoom in, and out, of each element in the game extensively. By zooming all the way into the action, you are rewarded with a compelling array of sights and sounds. When you have the view zoomed all the way out, Eufloria plays like a simple RTS.
Perhaps the best news about the game is that it’s only $2.99 in Blackberry World. That’s a fantastic price for the sheer amount of content you get with the game. There are tons of stages to conquer in story mode, and there’s even a healthy selection of alternate game modes. Eufloria is sure to keep you busy for a while.
Here, is a detailed list of notable gameplay features in Eufloria:
- Designed for both phone and tablet devices
- Beautifully designed touch screen interface
- A 25 level “Story Mode” with many hours of gameplay.
- “Relaxed Mode”, for a more ambient experience which anyone can enjoy.
- “Skirmish Levels” that can be played over and over.
- “Dark Matter Mode” for a stylish, more challenging way to play.
- Original ambient soundtrack by “Milieu”.
- Many procedurally generated levels which are different every time!
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