GAME OF THE DAY

Serenity in Motion

Kenshō’s stunning puzzles mesmerize and amaze.

Kenshō

Open the door to a new world

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The name Kenshō is derived from two Japanese words: ken (seeing) and shō (nature). According to developer Fiftytwo’s cofounder Mikhail Shagin, this refers to the puzzler’s story line, which unfolds inside a mysterious room filled with doors that open to sweeping landscapes.

Beautiful hardly describes the experience. Lighting, shadows, and hundreds of glowing particles illuminate backdrops that come to life with swaying trees and scrolling parallax effects. Everything moves with silky-smooth animation.

Believe it or not, this is the level-select screen. Breathtaking.

“It takes a long time, but this is our way to look special among other games,” says Shagin.

It’s easy to lose yourself in Kenshō’s immersive stages, but the puzzles themselves are the real draw.

“We wanted to make an iOS game that could be played with just one hand. Easy to learn, but fresh and fascinating. A combination of color matching with some new, graceful puzzle mechanics.”

    Kenshō

    Open the door to a new world

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