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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 1.6.0

Blackbox’s learned it’s first new language and it’s SLOVENIAN!
More languages are on their way from my fantastic volunteer translators. If you consider yourself very fluently bilingual please contact me and get involved!

■ NEW Sharing Options
You can now share directly to Instagram Stories whether via a share button or by taking a screenshot. You can also now see how many hint credits you’ll get the next time you refer a friend to Blackbox. Did I mention you get increasingly more per referral now? Devious.

Under the hood fixes
■ Continued improvements to the crash prone audio engine
■ Smarter hint coin drawing (look ma, no rasters)
■ Improved Dynamic Type and Smart Invert Colors in some places
■ Improvements to the tutorial for those getting stuck
■ Fixes to some Voice Over announcements
■ iOS 10 crash on launch issues be gone! (yikes)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 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.

Roymu ,

Love it

Most definitely one of the most original and fun puzzles. It’s also very hard!
Highly recommend!

AppleSortOutUrNicknmException ,

Requests outrageous permissions, half baked

Some kind of spyware masquerading as a half assed puzzle game. Premise: Do random, seemingly unrelated things on your phone to make things happen! (That’s not clever. There isn’t a riddle or brain teaser component to this. It’s like a bad escape room.)
Reason I’m bitter: in about 15 minutes of gameplay got bombarded with about 50 requests to share the screen (presumably on social media - presumably by giving it permissions in my accounts??) and give it microphone access. Gameplay after 4 puzzles completely blocked off until you do at least one of these actions (and both if you want to unlock all the puzzles). Basically- extremely aggressive marketing/requests for permissions it shouldn’t have. And you know full well there’s no reason for any riddle to be reliant on a microphone (see: idiot premise)

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.
NIS 17.90
Erudite Pack
Extra challenges for the worthy.
NIS 10.90
Push Pack
Extra challenges that push what's possible.
NIS 10.90
Burrito for Ryan
This feeds the developer lunch and/or dinner.
NIS 29.90
Coffee for Ryan
Fuel the addition of challenge creation.
NIS 10.90
Tiny Hint Pack
No shame here. You show great restraint.
NIS 1.90

Information

Seller
Grow Pixel
Size
120.6 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

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

Languages

English, Slovenian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 Grow Pixel
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Erudite Pack NIS 10.90
  2. Tiny Hint Pack NIS 1.90
  3. Push Pack NIS 10.90

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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