From the developers of Fruit Slice, Jewels and iRunner comes Cloudy, an innovative Android-exclusive puzzle game with mild visuals and challenging gameplay. The objective of the game is to guide a paper plane to a point on the screen while avoiding storm clouds and collecting every last golden star on the screen along the way. Your performance in each stage is ranked by the time it takes you to complete it. The game features a total of fifty stages (5 tiers with 10 stages each) as of this writing and, according to the description on its Google Play Store page, more will be added soon. Read on for more information and our brief review.
Paper planes and paper boats are amongst the most favourite toys of most kids right from their early years. Most of us have spent countless hours tearing up those middle pages from our notebooks and making airplanes of different designs and aerodynamics with them. And after making them, throwing them through the air and watching them glide across the room was always a fun activity. Though the best fun with paper planes is done outdoors, with a nice breeze blowing. Thrown with the right velocity and in the right direction, one could watch them soar with the breeze, going in the direction the wind took them, and competing with friends at whose plane stays airborne the most. Cloudy basically allows you to relive this nostalgia, right on the screen of your Android phone or tablet.
Each stage features a varying number of waypoints, stars and clouds. As you can see in the screenshot above, you have to arrange the waypoints such that the plane avoids each cloud and flies through each star in the way. The game may look like a piece of cake in the beginning, but it gets harder. Don’t let the soothing background music fool you; figuring out the right path and getting your timing right gets more challenging with each passing stage. All in all, it is a very pleasant and incrementally challenging experience filled with nostalgia and memories of childhood when kids had more time to do this out there in real because high-end gadgets weren’t as commonplace.
You can grab the game for free from the Android Market via the provided link or QR code. Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below on how you find the concept and the experience.