Skill Game of the Week – BlocKing (DMONGS)

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What are we talking about here?

BlocKing is everything a mobile game should be: lovingly crafted with a combination of beautiful design, ice-cutting sounds and eerily realistic game physics. The game is based on a simple enough concept – block falling boulders – but requires a variety of different skills ranging from fast reactions to quick thinking with some stamina thrown in.

Price

Free

Difficulty

BlocKing requires constant vigilance. One false move and the game is over. That said, once you get the hang of the gameplay you’ll soon find yourself ‘in the zone’ before the inevitable lapse of concentration.

Addictiveness

Game sessions are not as short as some of the other maddeningly addictive mobile titles knocking around and, with the intense concentration required, BlocKing is certainly compelling but not especially addictive.

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Coolest Feature

It’s hard to look past the stunning game physics. The faintest touch against an obstacle affects the trajectory of the falling boulders, testing your reaction times to the limit. While I’m at it, I have to give a special mention to the brilliant soundtrack!

Possible Improvements

It took a few goes to understand what I was supposed to be doing. The tutorial at the beginning is great, but I haven’t been able to find it since!

About the developer

DMONGS – which means Digital Dreams –  is development company based in Seoul, South Korea. They make games but also state that they aim “to make works encompassing various fields like interactive media art, not confined to game genre.”

Check out more of their work on their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Where can I get it?

Get BlocKing on The iOS App Store.

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