Scenic Route's Generations 4+

Too many kids in this family‪.‬

Scenic Route Software

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings
    • $4.99


The popular game for the Playdate handheld console, now on iOS! Experience what IGN called one of the ten best games for the Playdate, but now on your phone! And in color!

No ads! No in-app purchases! It won't even harass you to rate it (Though it would be nice if you did)! Just a super fun, meditative puzzle game. Don't forget to pet the cat!

"I can honestly see why this was such a big hit on Playdate" -- Touch Arcade, Game of the Week.


Generations is a challenging puzzle game that has you organizing family portraits on the wall of a living room, a task requiring a surprising amount of strategy, planning, and thinking ahead.

Each time you hang three (or more) portraits of any family members of the same age group next to each other, their portraits will combine into a new portrait of an older family member.

The current portrait is on the table to the left of the couch, and the next portrait rests on the middle of the couch. Bonus portraits will appear on the table to the right of the couch.

The game begins with storks. Three storks combine into an infant. Three infants turn into a child, and so on until you combine three portraits of the matriarchs and patriarchs of the family. When this happens, you've created a Generation, and all portraits you've hung on the wall will automatically age up and the spaces occupied by the seniors will open back up, ready for a new generation of descendants.

Portraits can only be hung next to other portraits, and you'll need to think ahead to optimize their placement in order to chain matches and not strand any. Once you've run out of space on the wall, the game will end.

== Features ==
- The same game play. music and sound effects you love (if you're lucky enough to own a Playdate!), but now in vibrant color.
- Online leader boards and a slew of achievements to earn.
- Fun haptic feedback when matching and dropping portraits.
- Play as either the Smiths or the Joneses.
- Numbered Portraits accessibility mode.
- A sticker pack for iMessage! Who among us hasn't wanted to drop a minus heart on a text message?
- A cat named Poe!

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Added Russian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and Turkish localization to the game.
- Minor updates and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

We love the unique concept of this matching game: Create photos of older family members by matching portraits of their younger counterparts.

Goldie Reviews ,

Challenging, Fun, Great Value

I prefer games that make you think and involve strategy, not games for which you need razor sharp reflexes, or those with ads and extra payments. This $4.99 game is perfect! You can play it at a leisurely place, and you can keep learning as your scores get higher.

I seem to have hit a plateau at a score of about 2500 to 3000. My current situation is that I keep winding up with four or five “seniors” that I cannot connect in an adjacent group of three. This clogs the board. However, I still greatly enjoy the game and trying out new strategies.

I once got a score of 9000 and thought I had mastered an effective technique, but I never achieved that high a score again and I’m not sure how I did. It may have been the luck of the draw or I may have figured out a good strategy that I can’t remember or repeat. I would appreciate it if anyone can give me some hints or point me to a strategy guide. Thanks! Bob G

Developer Response ,

I'm glad you're enjoying the game! Here is a strategy thread I posted to Twitter for the original Playdate version of the game, but it applies to the iOS version as well.

LaZr21 ,

What mobile games should be.

This game is fantastic.

It’s incredibly fun and addictive and is well worth the $5. There are no ads, no loading, no annoying upsells. The only time I’ve been confused was when I didn’t see a save button so I could come back to a game… and then I realized that EVERYTHING IS JUST SAVES AUTOMATICALLY, like mobile apps used to do.

This game will be a classic. We’ll done.

Developer Response ,


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