Patientia

Patientia

100 - 500 downloads

Pros
  • Original
  • Different game modes
  • Challenging
Cons
  • No online leaderboards
  • Layout
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Re-invented Tetris"

Reviewed by / Oct 22, 2012

Patientia is an original yet challenging puzzle game

The goal is to draw Tetris pieces on a grid board in order to make at least a 3x3 rectangle. While rectangle fills up you can place more shapes along one side to grow it bigger. The final goal is, of course, is covering the whole grid. Covering at least 50% of the grid will unlock next level. Make the most of bonus tiles that will appear when seventh rectangle is completed. Bonus tiles will help you to patch holes in the grid.

Besides its original gameplay, Patientia outstands due to its different game modes: Time Attack mode, Zen mode (no time limit) and Hunger mode (extra time is only given for making rectangles). Graphics aren't stunning but good enough for this kind of puzzle games where what matter is how challenging and addictive the game is. No complaints regarding screentouch response.

Patientia is a original yet challenging puzzle game. Worthy.

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Developer's original description available here
** Block dropping puzzle game reinvented for touch screen **

** The Friday Games Review - "Patientia is Super Clever" ** http://goo.gl/NPkmn **

** Fun! Runs smoothly, requests no special permissions, and really scratches a block puzzle itch in a way that's more fun on the touchscreen than most. Really enjoying it. **

indiegamemag.com:
Prompt in the upper left corner of the screen that says “Draw.” That’s where it gets interesting, because that’s just what you do. Whatever piece shows up in the corner is then drawn onto the grid, facing whatever way you please, using your device’s touchscreen.

The goal is to combine the pieces to make an at least 3 x 3 rectangle and rack up points before the clock grinds down to a halt. When you finish a rectangle it vanishes, it leaves an outline of the created rectangle that is the cover you’ve gained. You can build inside of this outline you created to make more rectangle, but doing so actually grants more points and a points multiplier. Anywhere on the board there’s an open space, you simply draw the piece in any orientation you need.

You’ll need to cover the board with at least half of your rectangles to unlock next one.

Once you cover 100% of the board it will take you to a next stage with bigger score bonuses and faster gameplay.

Three modes are offered: time attack, zen mode (no time limit), and hunger mode (extra time is only given for making rectangles).

When the board does not fit on screen you can scroll the board using two finger touch gesture.

Recently changed in this version

Resolution fix for nexus 7 2013


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Some lists where this application appears: Analizadas por Mar GP, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Patientia
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    by Alexander Rose on 15/01/2013

    It's a shame so few people know about it. I'll do my best to spread the word as this game is really amazing.