Blackbox 4+

the ultimate brain puzzle

Grow Pixel

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    • Offers In-App Purchases


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 2.2.5

■ Fixed a bug where sometimes Blackbox would ask for a rating immediately after the tutorial (overeager much?)
■ Fixed missing Chinese translators in the credits!
■ Fixed a rare crash

Previously… on Blackbox…
■■■你好 (Hello!)

How have you been? Eating well? Staying healthy? Taking care of yourself and your loved ones? Good. Me too, including Blackbox. This update has one big new addition (Chinese!) and fixes a lot of little issues you probably won’t even notice but Blackbox sure does.

■ 现在有中文版了!(Now available in Chinese!)
如果您发现任何问题,请告诉我,以便我可以解决它们 :)

■ Several challenges were rebuilt and spiffied up to look fantastically at home with the Dynamic Island. Can you find all 3?
■ Hide icon picker if all you don’t yet have an icons
■ Made solving one challenge easier for a younger generation that hardly knows what [REDACTED] is anymore
■ Simplified the reset URL: now if you want to reset a challenge just type reset://[challengeID] (see Discord for IDs)
■ Fixed a bug where [CENSORED] wouldn’t visually update after solving
■ Fixed an issue where tapping the dynamic island or top of screen would open a wormhole
■ Improve how two challenges process and understand [BLANK]
■ Crippling ‘sonder’ issue from last version turned out to just be ‘ennui’ but I am working on it

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
468 Ratings

468 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.

m.yday ,

It’s easy to turn lights on, right? Wrong.

Obscenely difficult, yet all the more rewarding.
Blackbox. The most innovative game I have ever come across.
Smart puzzles that will get you stuck.
Keep an eye out, for there may be secrets afoot.
The only problems the game has, is the way it runs. I use an iPhone 6, so I may not be representing how it runs on better hardware, but the game stutters, freezes and outright crashes upon starting for me. This is not every now and again; it’s a daily thing. Hopefully it’ll be fixed!

++nick1.83++ ,

Yes, but you have to pay

Absolutely amazing, I love the challenges and how stupid you feel when the answer clicks in your head.

I only have one problem, you have to pay a high price for the full game, that’s the type of money I don’t have.

But other than that it’s pretty good app, would recommend to anyone.

In-App Purchases

All Knowing Pack
Basic Pack + bonus hint credits
Basic Pack
Unlocks all current challenges

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