Song of Bloom
is an intense tale about everything,
packed into a short, handcrafted experience.
Playfully explore a story,
told in rapidly changing art styles,
find out how to control it,
and uncover what happened.
Ratings and Reviews
I don’t usually write reviews, but this app definitely deserves one. I’ve been following your stuff for a while now and have downloaded all your games. This one in particular is quite possibly one of the best puzzle games I’ve played so far. Not only does it change art styles constantly, but the music changes as well (both the art and music are beautiful as well). My favorite part, though, has to be the very unorthodox methods of solving puzzles. You have the normal variation of touch gestures, but you also have to move the phone around, shake it, use the volume buttons and the charging cable, etc. I love how it tells a story, too. The narrative is great. This is quite honestly one of my all time favorite mobile games and I am looking forward to future games.
Fun, but very tricky!
I’ve played other games by this developer, like Bacon and Okay. Both were fun in concept, but Okay got hard way too quickly, and Bacon is riddled with ads!
Song of Bloom is very different! I read that it took a year and a half, and it shows! It’s very creative, but you may need a walkthrough, because it’s very confusing, even a little convoluted! But I played through the game twice now, and I absolutely love it! Just a couple of things that keep it from a 5 star game:
1) There’s a bug at the end (the final puzzle) where you put flowers on the tree. The game didn’t register that I’d finished the level, so it technically didn’t end the game lol! Please fix this bug!
2) The origami level with the red roof was very frustrating and took me way too long to finally do! Also, the puzzle where you “bloom” the flowers was very confusing and ultimately very aggravating! This game is not very forgiving at all!
If there are more glitches, I’ll update this review, but other than what I’ve mentioned, the game runs pretty smoothly! The art and music are both incredible, and I definitely recommend you play Song of Bloom at least once - you’ll love it! Just know that it’s very short, maybe 45 minutes to an hour.
Advice (maybe a mild spoiler): Make sure you’re near your phone or iPad charger before you play, you’ll need it!
More art than game, immersive, and just great. I don’t know how to describe it other than a mysterious collage of everyday things blended into a puzzle game / story. It’s hard to understand at first but you get what you have to do clearly by the end. It’s pretty easy to do which is nice, this game’s focus isn’t on difficulty. Oh and the constantly changing music brings the whole thing to life and changes the atmosphere of each section. Reminds me a little of Vignettes in that way.
I may be misinterpreting it but it seems like the story is about creativity and possibly imagination. And actually that’s kinda what the entire game is about.
I can’t really describe the charm and intrigue to this game with words, so play it for yourself!
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- Philipp Stollenmayer
- 455 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Philipp Stollenmayer
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.