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So you think you understand this thing you’re holding? Think again. Stop tapping. Stop swiping. In fact, stop touching the screen at all. To crack Blackbox’s puzzles you’ll need to find solitude and stillness, climb mountains, call on friends, get in tune with the cosmos, and think outside the box.

Minimalistic visual clues make for incredibly satisfying “Aha!” moments, while sonic interfaces provide an extra level of guidance and nuance that makes Blackbox accessible with or without vision. Thoughtful haptic feedback, Easter eggs on Easter eggs, and solutions that can’t be found beneath the glass of your screen redefine what a puzzle can be. You’ll never see your device the same way again.

Think you’re clever? Prove it.

(Blackbox is a living game under active development by Ryan McLeod. When not eating burritos or drinking coffee, he’s busy designing and developing new Blackbox challenges.)

What’s New

Version 1.9.3

■ Fixed a bug that caused one orange challenge in the top left to crash on launch

Previously on Blackbox…

Hey friend, these are strange times so here are some strange release notes…

■ Enabled COVID-19 mode
This temporary mode significantly reduces the difficulty of two travel/outdoor related challenges. I hope this helps a tiny bit for all of us who are currently social distancing, sheltering at home, or under travel restrictions; if it still seems too difficult for your region please let me know.

This temporary mode also makes it much easier to earn free hint credits (3x the normal) for each person you invite to play Blackbox. I’m not sure I could really imagine a better time to watch someone you’re locked down with swing their phone around and sing like a whale.

Please take care of one another, take social media and news breaks as needed, and support those on the front lines however you can.

Other things I did that seem totally inconsequential and insignificant during this time…
■ Made cold launch times significantly quicker, especially on older devices
■ Made a visual clue in an early challenge clearer
■ Added new audio/haptic experiments in two challenges
■ Added a loading spinner for merch items

Dumb bugs I fixed…
■ Fixed an iOS 11 crash
■ Fixed how dot ripples work on the home grid
■ Fixed money lock icon with wider currency symbols
■ Fixed lock icon appearing locked on some challenges when they were already bought but missing permissions

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Editors' Notes

The most ingenious thing about Blackbox’s puzzles isn’t that you solve them without tapping or swiping. It’s that you’ll happily spend hours figuring out the game’s subtle clues. Do you need to tilt your iPhone, shout into the speaker or do something a lot trickier? Thinking creatively and finding the answer feels deeply rewarding, even profound—earning Blackbox an Apple Design Award.

D-king20 ,


I love it but its too hard lol

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