Eufloria HD hit the PlayBook and we couldn’t be more pleased. Having hailed from PC origins and arriving to multiple platforms throughout 2012. Eufloria drops you head first into asteroid filled galaxies where your mission is to spread your seedlings to other asteroids and colonize the distance future space. You’re essentially working for the “Growers” and the campaign is guided the the Mother Tree who directs you against a new enemy called the grey. While styling the game with the narrative, the game-play is paired well against fantastic sounds, beautiful yet rich desolate space to create a simple game engine that gets addictive quickly.
I found the music absorbing as much as the game play. The game is relatively simple as it is at its core a real-time strategy game, where you manage different “armies” in this case seedlings that are generated by Dyson trees. As you move asteroid to asteroid you get begin to learn the differences between the kinds of trees and seedlings you can create. Even makes trees to help defend your asteroid from the enemy. What makes Eufloria so great is its simple almost therapeutic nature.
The game allows you to play at your own pace and the ambiance it creates while playing is well worth putting headphones on to enjoy. The campaign walks you through understanding how to play, with other modes to add to the hours of replay ability this game can give you. While the game is relatively simple to grasp the game AI makes the encounters somewhat random so you never feel like you’re playing the same round twice. Higher levels demand more thinking and strategy but its a gradual increase in difficultly that makes it challenging not frustrating.
Priced at 2.99 in App World it’s a must have for PlayBook owners looking for a minimalism brain-game that can soothe you in a manor similar to a good book. I encourage you to try out this game because it’s so different from what it seems. And I say so in a good way, having been hooked on playing it the last few days (even hooking it up to HDMI so I could experience it on my TV) As usual the PlayBooks performance is top notch and the game plays like butter beneath the screen. Below is a gallery of images from the game, the official trailer to help you get a feel for it, and some extra information about some of its features:
- Designed for both phone and tablet devices
- Beautifully designed touch screen interface
- A 25 level “Story Mode” with many hours of gameplay.
- “Relaxed Mode”, for a more ambient experience which anyone can enjoy.
- “Skirmish Levels” that can be played over and over.
- “Dark Matter Mode” for a stylish, more challenging way to play.
- Original ambient soundtrack by “Milieu”.
- Many procedurally generated levels which are different every time!