Factsheet

Developer:
Thomas Bowker
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
01/01/14

Platforms:
Apple App Store
Google Play Store
PC/Mac/Linux - DRM Free
PC/Mac/Linux - Steam
Windows Phone 8

Website:
lynegame.com

Regular Price:

USD$2.99
AUD$2.99

Description

Deceptively simple. Infinitely complex. LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that will knot your brain as it calms your soul. Connect the shapes. Fill the board. Lose yourself in the interflowing paths of LYNE.

History

Thomas Bowker cut his teeth working at SeeThrough Studios on games like Particulars and Flatland: Fallen Angle. LYNE is his first solo game. In designing it, he wanted to focus on intuitive interaction design, accessibility and flow. But mostly he just wanted to finish something on his own that he could be proud of.

Features

  • Hundreds of pre-built puzzles
  • An infinite number of procedurally-generated puzzles, released daily
  • No in-app purchases. No ads.
  • Slick, intuitive interface
  • Soothing dynamic audio
  • Unlockable colour palettes

Videos

Trailer YouTube, Vimeo


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (8MB)
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logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Finalist, IndieCade 2014" LA, USA, October, 2014
  • "Finalist, Audio Design, Freeplay 2013" Melbourne, Australia, September, 2013
  • "Honorable Mention, Design, Freeplay 2013" Melbourne, Australia, September, 2013


Selected Articles

  • "From the get go, LYNE exudes a very zen feel. The ambiance is calming, the layout simple and clean. ... if you're in it for the challenge to your brain, dim the lights, find a quiet place, and get to solving."
    - JayIsGames.com, JayIsGames.com
  • "The whole thing is a gentle puzzle game that’s thoroughly enjoyable, which is rare because the majority of puzzle games frustrate the hell out of me."
    - Chris Priestman, IndieStatik.com

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About Thomas Bowker

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An independent game developer living in Melbourne, Australia.

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LYNE Credits

Thomas Bowker
Designer and Developer

Peter Bentley
Assistance - Marketing Artwork

Saul Alexander
Assistance - Marketing Words


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