Light House takes its name rather literally and has you transmitting light to a lighthouse so it can light up the way for lost seafarers so they don’t crash headlong into the rocks. The levels start easy and new elements keep getting added to the gameplay as you move along. The objective of the game is to align these elements (which are mirrors, primarily) so there is a clear path for the energy to get from where it is stored to the lighthouse. Each lighthouse has a required amount of energy that it needs and needs to be filled up to complete the level.
The puzzle requires an intuitive sense of physics and direction and most importantly an acute sense of timing. The levels don’t remain static for too long and soon you will find blocks of the path which just keep moving moodily up and down. If at any time the path of the energy is obstructed, it is lost forever and you have no option save to try again. Certain bits of the game might irk you a bit if you love physics, like the bit where you move mirrors while the light is moving to direct it along the way. This means that you are moving faster than light which is magical or absurd depending on how you look at it. The game has 9 packs with 6 levels each and the ninth pack is still under development.
The game makes the use of slick isometric design which is quite pleasing to the eyes. There is no soundtrack except the sound the energy makes as it drips into the lighthouse. There is no tutorial as such and the initial levels take care of explaining the basics to the player. Newer twists are explained as and when you come across them. Light House is completely free and devoid of any in-app purchases and is a must-try if you like well-designed puzzles.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.