Vanessa

Vanessa

100 - 500 downloads

Pros
  • Original
  • Environments
  • Challenging
  • Increasing difficulty
  • Online leaderboards
Cons
  • Graphics
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Vanessa's nightmare"

Reviewed by / May 27, 2013

Vanessa is an original mind-breaking puzzle game

Despite her youth, Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix is a Master puzzle solver. However, a magic box that she found on her father's antique shop, has trapped her and her entire world in a nightmare of puzzles. Your mission is to help Vanessa to solve these last puzzles in order to get out of the box.

The goal is to reach the door in each level asap, something that would be quite easy if Vanessa wasn't trapped on 3D cubed rotating levels. That's what makes the game such interesting. Thus, you have to rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise the cube to clear Vanessa's way. Bear in mind that sometimes she has to fall between cube sides to get to the one where the gate is.

You won't get the maximum score (three coins) unless you accomplish the three requirements: reaching the door before the time's up, do it within the maximum allowed moves and collecting all the coins in the level. The game becomes insanely difficult but it does it gradually (acceptable learning curve) through its 36 challenging levels. All levels can be replayed in order to collect all the elements and improve your score. Actually, score matters if you like to post your personal best on online leaderboards provided by Openfeint.

Just a catch: it should be enhanced graphically. From my point of view, that creepy, dark, environment is a wise choice. However, there's still some work to do with textures and high-end details.

I recommend to play it wearing headphones: the music created by Telethon is simply awesome. Playing Vanessa feels like playing one of those simple yet entertaining indie games (Fez, Braid...) that shook up the market during 2012.

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Developer's original description available here
****Warning***** DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME!! This game has been known to cause severe productivity loss, lack of attention to anything else in your life, and a severe addiction disorder to little girls stuck on a 6 sided 3D cube with nothing but a key, her wits, and a door (usually upside down behind a wall with spiders). Don’t say we didn’t warn you!!!!

Description:

From the people that brought you Mech Warrior II, Grand Theft Auto, Leisure Suit Larry, Quake Mobile, and a slew of other award winning games comes: Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix And Her Nightmare!

AWARDS
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Winner, “Best Design”, Independent Game Developers Competition

Nominee & Finalist for The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards “Indie Game Challenge” sponsored by GameStop

PAX 10 Official Selection, Penny Arcade Expo

QUOTES
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"An exceptionally unique puzzle game. One of the best I have played. 9/10" - The Astringent Gaming Journal

"This is a great, great game. If you have any love for puzzle games, you owe it to yourself to get this game." "5/5" - BestWP7Games.com

"It really is a fun game! Congratulations!!" - Adam Sessler, G4 TV

“One of the best mobile games I’ve ever played in my entire life!” Brian Harvey, Nvidia

"It's a ton of fun!" - Tara Long, Destructoid

"…a fiendishly addictive puzzler….[an] ingenious take on puzzle solving" - The Kilted Moose

"I was entertained throughout the entire game!!" - GameZebo

"Buy this game if you want an addicting, unique puzzle platformer" - Nyleveia

"Unusual and intriguing. [Vanessa] quite frankly had my vote for best overall game." - The Game Reviews

You are Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and this is your Nightmare! You control Vanessa, a young girl that loves puzzles. One day, while exploring your father's antique shop, you discover a mysterious, mechanical box. After fiddling around with it, the box brings you and your world inside and now you must use your considerable puzzle-solving skills to twist and turn your way to freedom, in this award-winning game from acclaimed game designer, David Sushil.

Across more than three dozen levels, you must guide Vanessa from the entrance of each level to the exit, until you finally make it home. Standing between you and freedom are a number of game play mechanics, including blocks to move and faces of the cube to turn just like Rubik’s cube. The catch? Your two dimensional world lies on the surface of a three dimensional magic cube, and you must rotate each face of the cube to find the multiple solutions to only one exit per level.

If you think you have what it takes to help Vanessa and her classmates escape, do yourself a favor and depart with the cost of one iTunes song in exchange for something that will last much longer and put a smile on your face as your try to beat the millions of other people out there trying to do it quicker, better, and faster than you!!

FEATURES INCLUDE:
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Thirty-six mind-bending levels of pure fun
Replay-ability to collect all the coins, achievements, and better solutions
Award-winning game design
Online leader board for competitive play
An intriguing story for the kid at any age
Music from acclaimed underground artist Telethon

Exclusive to the HD version:
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Uncompressed, high-resolution graphics utilizing the iPad’s beautiful display technology
More sounds, more 3Dfx, more lightning, more, more, and more of everything cool
Yes, it’s a huge download but trust us, it’s worth every megabyte!

SOURCES:
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A collection of Vanessa related reviews, interviews, and other features can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/cn3kgbr

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  • (54)

    by blanche padgett on 31/05/2014

    Never played a game like this before. It will be fun to figure it out.

  • (54)

    by phred Richard on 14/09/2013

    but I like her. 54 46 That's my number. Much respect and riddim. Keep the faith.