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Description

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 1.6.2

■ Fixed a bug where purchasing the Combo Pack wouldn't unlock the Advanced Pack

1.6.1
■ Say 'hallo' to Afrikaans! Blackbox's second new language! Thank you Gideon!!
■ Simplified and redesigned how level packs are bought
■ Fixed challenge type 47 crash affecting Voice Over players
■ Fixed background for Instagram Story sharing on non-OLED devices
■ Fixed screenshot share option padding on older devices
■ Little under the hood updates to make the other stuff work less bad

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K 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.

Lottielous ,

And now for something completely different...

Totally unlike anything I’ve played before, I was hooked pretty instantly. The puzzles are challenging but not impossible & the set-up means when you get stuck you can try a different puzzle while you wait for inspiration.

My daughter (10) wanted it as soon as she saw it & it was interesting seeing her approach to puzzles I’d already solved & how some she got way faster than me, while others took longer - clearly different people are going to be better at different levels. We also discovered that playing the same level together can reveal differences in our settings etc that me may not have noticed solo, so try comparing with friends of you’re stumped.

So far I’m really impressed and I fully intend to buy the developer a burrito come payday!

Secty394 ,

Undoubtedly the most frustrating game I’ve ever played

My housemates are probably finding the app more enjoyable than me (I’m seconds away from throwing my phone across the room) because of all the weird noises I am making, or the strange movements... I keep telling myself I’ll give up and delete the app and next thing I know, I’ve solved a light and I feel more pride in myself than I did when I graduated from university.

...and I’ll admit, half the time I’ve solved the puzzle without knowing how I did. On one particular level, it changes sometimes when I open it to try again... 0.o

Like I said, most frustrating game I’ve ever played.

Developer Response ,

Don’t delete before you get your Blackbox Degree 📜 😘

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.

In-App Purchases

Erudite + Push Pack
Unlock the expansion packs with a free bonus.
£4.99
Erudite Pack
Extra challenges for the worthy.
£2.99
Push Pack
Extra challenges that push what's possible.
£2.99
Burrito for Ryan
This feeds the developer lunch and/or dinner.
£7.99
Coffee for Ryan
Fuel the addition of challenge creation.
£2.99
Tiny Hint Pack
No shame here. You show great restraint.
£0.79

Information

Provider
Grow Pixel
Size
118 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Afrikaans, Slovenian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 Grow Pixel
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Tiny Hint Pack £0.79
  2. Erudite Pack £2.99
  3. Push Pack £2.99

Supports

  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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