iDots – Review
iDots was released in 2011 by the Kuwaiti development team Diwaniya Labs: Fahad Almodaian, Mansour Alsarraf and Omar Alhaddad. It is an implementation of a game I used to play in classroom when I was in high school.
On a quad paper, each player, in turn, draws a small line delimiting the side of a square. If this line closes the square, he colors it with his own color and can draw another line. At the end of the game, the player with more squares of his own color wins.
iDots is a nice implementation of this board game. I found the overall look and feel relaxing and appropriate: menus are smooth, graphics are clean, there is nothing extravagant. Perhaps some would appreciate an option for color blinds?
You can play with up to four computer or real players, but it’s certainly most amusing to play against friends. I would have liked to see a network option, so I can challenge people over the internet, but unfortunately there isn’t one yet. The artificial intelligence is a bit smart, but easy to beat. It is not possible to select the level of difficulty.
Simple and not very deep, still amusing for a while, the game is free so there is no reason not to try it.
|iDots||Free||(iPad and iPhone)|