Reflectica

(Mobile game)

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the concept
(MOBILE GAME)

This is a very easy to understand but hard to master, physics based game dealing with the principles of “optics.” The player has to arrange basic geometric shapes to help a ray of light, to reflect off various surfaces and find its way to the light hole.

The geometric shapes such as rectangles, squares, triangles and crosses etc, together form a unique solution or path for the ray to follow and reach its destination. Some of these shapes are dynamic and depend on the player for their eventual position. Whereas some of the shapes are static and present the player with an added challenge and serve as obstacles.

In contrast to flat surfaces of rectangles, squares, prisms and crosses, the ray will also have to reflect off curved surfaces of convex and concave shapes. These surfaces will reflect the ray at an angle varying in degree from its incident angle, hence, making the scenario more challenging and intuitive.

Reflectica challenges a player’s basic knowledge of the behavior of light and also push him/her to towards finding his/her own unique solution.

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DESIGN

Refeclica has a very simplistic style of design. This clean minimalistic design keeps the game from being over populated or cluttered with unwanted elements. Furthermore, Reflectica has a very serene music to help the player getting involved in the environment and remain immersed in the quest of finding the solution to the light at hand.

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GAMEPLAY

The player comes face to face with a peril of finding the right surfaces and angles for the ray to bounce off and reach its destination. The player has the liberty to move the dynamic tiles either vertically or horizontally in attempt to identify their exact position required to reflect the ray and avoid obstacles while reaching the light hole. Furthermore, the added factor of time also gives the player a chance to earn hints which will assist him/her in case a player feels his/her back against the wall.

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ECONOMY

If a player finds the solution in the given amount of time he/she can then win hints. These hints will enable the player to observe the solution of the level at play for 3 seconds. After which the player will have to arrange the tiles accordingly in order to clear the level and progress in the game. The player will also have the facility of purchasing hints against real money in the store.

Upon launching the game for the first time, the player will be rewarded with 5 hints as a welcome gift. If a player goes onto like Reflectica on Facebook, he will be rewarded with further 3 hints. The player will also receive 3 hints if he follows Reflectica on Twitter.

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tool used

Blue Orca Studios has undertaken top of the line technologies to ensure a seamless and unparalleled browsing experience. The details about technologies are as follows:

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