TouchArcade - 4/5 " a fun idea that manifests itself into a solid, well-made game. It's certainly a unique experience to behold..."
AppleNApps - 4/5 "Great 3D puzzle challenge | High quality physics engine"
GameRamble - 9/10 "The 3D visuals and lifelike animations give the game a unique feel"
Pocket Gamer UK - "Lovely puzzler Knotmania lets you play with alien tentacles"
Indie Game Enthusiast - “It adds an engaging vibe akin to an unearthly nature documentary”
Indie Prize Selection - Casual Connect Amsterdam 2016
IndieGame Expo 2016 Selection - Nominee Best of Quo Vadis 2016 Show

Knotmania is a 3D physics puzzle arcade game where you embark on an exploration journey of an alien structure of rooms inhabited by the "Strings", half-like living creatures.
The Strings energy runs the structure, in order for the exploration to go on, one needs to stop the energy by unravelling the knots.

• Designed for touch screen: multitouch controls - drag/slide string with any finger.
• 76 rooms and knots each flavored with unique concept, atmosphere and music.
• In-house physics simulator of knots
• Physically realistic realtime soft shadows.
• Dynamic sounds effects by Fractures Audio: create a soundscape that reacts to your play.
• Compete with your friends on GameCenter in 3 leaderboards: Score, Levels, Golden Tangle
• Share Progress on Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook.
• Sync progress across all your devices using iCloud
• Arcade Mode: The time is limited! Use fewer gesture for a better score.
• Zen Mode: No time constraints, focus on puzzle.
• No Interruptions: This also means no in-app purchases or ads, have fun and enjoy this mania!!

The game is compatible with:
- iPhone
- iPod touch
- iPad
- iPad Mini
- iPad Air
Some effects (as soft shadows) are disabled on older devices.

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What’s New

Version 1.3.9

- UI bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jeremybrooks ,

Bad touch detection, time limits ruin the game

Update: there is a mode to play without time limits, so I’ll bump up to three stars.

It’s gorgeous and unique. But hampered by inaccurate touch detection and time limits.

It would be much more enjoyable if there were a option to just untangle the knots and enjoy the experience rather than racing against a clock. Part of the appeal of this game is simply enjoying the physics engine and watching the knots respond to touches.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review. If you want to enjoy the game without the time constraint you can switch to the Zen Mode. As for the controls, it takes a while to get used to it, but once you get it it's worth your while. To understand them faster, prove the tutorial, the gestures are all explained there.

happyunicorn789 ,

A bit too challenging

This game is amazing. I’d play it all day if I could, but it’s kinda... how do I say this? Too hard...? Now, I’m not trying to be mean or anything! The timers are really short for such hard puzzles and the string tangle THEMSELVES up. If you could remove that feature I would greatly appreciate it, as well as the timer being removed or lengthened. I also do love the fact that there are no “lives” on this game. (Please don’t add lives) But if you read this thanks, but don’t let this review get you down! I’d still highly recommend this game.


Thanks, but the worm things moving back after I almost untie them is still kinda frustrating. 😖 Also, how do you switch to zen mode?

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review. You can enjoy the game without the time constraint switching to the Zen Mode.

godD4ddy ,


Touch detection need to improve. It can be enjoyable but when you’re touching it and nothings happening, it’s frustrating especially when you’re trying to do the same thing multiple times.

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31.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese

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