GAME OF THE DAY
Serenity in motion
Kenshō’s stunning puzzles mesmerise and amaze.
Open the door to a new world
Kenshō is derived from two Japanese words: ken, which means seeing, and shō, nature. It refers to the puzzler’s unique storyline, which unfolds inside a mysterious room filled with doors that open to beautiful landscapes.
To play, you manipulate a five-by-five grid to match at least three colours to clear tiles away. But this familiar game concept has a twist: swipe in any direction, including up or down, to move the entire board. As you advance, more complicated aspects are introduced, such as tiles that can only be cleared from one side.
It’s easy to lose yourself in Kenshō’s immersive atmosphere, but the puzzles themselves are the real draw.
“We wanted to make an iOS game that could be played with just one hand,” says developer Fiftytwo’s co-founder Mikhail Shagin. “Easy to learn, but fresh and fascinating. A combination of colour matching with some new, graceful puzzle mechanics.”