Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your friends and family, for us here at GameSpew it’s time for #FreeGameFriday. That’s right Spewers; it’s the best day of the week.
For today's Free Game Friday we're taking a look at Picross Touch, a fun and very addictive puzzle game available on Steam. Picross Touch is, if you haven't already guessed, a bunch of picross puzzles – those picture-based logic puzzles where you need to fill in a grid in order to make a picture.
In Picross Touch, the puzzles can get quite complicated – and there are a lot to get through. I'm still working my way through the 50-odd 5x5 puzzles, but there are also over 100 10x10 and 20x2o puzzles. It's very addictive, especially when the game reminds you that there is no guessing involved and each puzzle can only be solved by using your noggin and a bit of logic.
Picross Touch is pretty stripped back, but to its advantage: there's no music so if you just need some "me time" to sit down and fiddle with a few puzzles you can do so to your own soundtrack. It's also quite fun working your way through the level and realising that each picross makes a sort of picture. Whether its a smiley face, a strange looking man, or simply a box within a box, it's entertaining discovering all the different images you can make from just a few boxes.
The other interesting element of Picross Touch is the player-created levels. There are many levels created by other players that you can play through. You may find yourself making a Pokémon or a clown, and it's a nice break from some of the more boring puzzles in the main game. You can also, of course, create your own puzzles in the editor menu if you fancy having a go at becoming a master picross maker.
That's it for this week's Free Game Friday. Picross Touch is a really addicting and fun way to get your brain moving. I like doing two or three puzzles in the morning before I get out of bed to remind my own brain that it's time to start the day. If you decide to give it a shot, do let us know how you like it in the comments below or on Twitter using #FreeGameFriday, we love hearing from you. Here's to a great weekend everyone and see you next week!