The Google Play Store is loaded with fun brain and puzzle games for Android to occupy our downtime. Many are quite interesting – some are brain puzzles, some are fidgety kinds of games. I really enjoy hybrids between puzzles and games — a puzzle that plays like a game and a game that makes you think like a puzzle does. That way, you can still use your mind and have a bit of fun at the same time. For me, it’s the best way to kill time and to have a bit of stress relief.
I recently saw a post on Twitter from a guy that plays mobile games and does in-depth reviews of them. He posted a screen from a game he was playing that apparently showed only a little difference between success and failure. I know first hand how much work goes into crafting a puzzle game, so I don’t want to disparage the developer AT ALL. It was just a good reminder of how players like to be rewarded for winning. In any case, he was fairly frustrated by this aspect.
Frankly, I’m not so great at winning puzzle games. So when we were developing our own puzzle game, Plasma, I really wanted to celebrate winning. Our logic puzzles can be quite challenging to solve, so when you win, goshdarnit, you should get a prize! 🙂
So when you win any level of the game — even a tutorial level — you get a fun confetti of little goodies. And thanks to a nifty tool from Google, called Remote Configuration, we can update that confetti without forcing our players to download an update.
Since it’s currently Spring in North America, I was inspired by a new Twitter friend’s recent post of a pretty flower and immediately added it to our puzzle game’s confetti. Here’s the post that inspired our update:
— Terri Nakamura (@terrinakamura) April 24, 2018
And here’s what players will see when they win a puzzle game:
Download our puzzle games for Android on the Google Play Store.