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App Lab Roundup: Puzzles and Destruction


Every week we might be having a look at a number of the upcoming videogames, demos and distinctive experiences accessible via Oculus App Lab for the Meta Quest headsets. Many of those videogames are available in various states of completion, so every title is topic to alter.

This week we’re fixing puzzles and inflicting carnage!

Unblocking Demo

To say Unblocking is a Tetris-style clone does it a little bit of a disservice. There are positively Tetris parts at play; you’re offered with Tetris shapes and you should use them to unravel puzzles or clear strains from a board. Nevertheless, they don’t fall from the sky, they’re chosen purposely.

Within the puzzle mode, you’re tasked with clearing the entire blocks from the taking part in space. To do that, you should choose a form and overlap it in opposition to the blocks, making them disappear. Typically it’s so simple as utilizing a cross over a cross-shape, different instances you should clear one form to ensure that the blocks above them to fall and create a brand new form to erase.

Within the arcade mode, issues really feel a bit extra Tetris-y. Solely once more, you’re inserting the blocks wherever you want. Right here you’re offered with 4 shapes, of various colors and the purpose is to create horizontal strains to erase these blocks. You’ll be able to chop and alter the shapes and colors you place within the hopes of making the proper strains, however typically you’ll have to overlap colors, blocking progress.

Unblocking is a devious little puzzler. On the floor, it seems easy, and the opening puzzle ranges are precisely that. Nevertheless, as you progress issues grow to be relatively taxing. Sadly, as that is solely a demo, there’s not a lot to expertise, however what’s right here is definitely an attractive alternative for the builders to deliver us an amazing puzzle recreation. The digital actuality doesn’t lend a lot to the sport past taking part in in a flowery room, however it’s laborious to complain when the puzzling is nearly as good as this.

No Extra Rainbows Beta

I’m going to get this out of the best way. I really like this recreation.

At first, when No Extra Rainbows knowledgeable me I would wish to make use of my arms to scoot alongside the ground I rolled my eyes and gave a sigh of exasperation. So lots of the App Lab video games just lately have used the identical approach. Whether or not you’re pretending to be a child, a squid or a canine, there’s a recreation that wishes to imitate crawling ahead, and up to now, I’ve hated every one.

However this? This works. You play as a snarling gorilla monster who seemingly hates happiness (very similar to myself). You get up, smash the alarm clock and uncover the land has been taken over by unicorns, fruity cute gumballs and brilliant colors. The tutorial tells you you could take small leaps ahead by swinging your arms. Then, should you try this with extra drive, you’ll form of ‘Unbelievable Hulk leap’ in all places.

What transpires from here’s a literal assault on pleasure. You get to discover these bubblegum worlds leaping round, climbing vertical surfaces, bounding over bottomless chasms to smash something cute you may see. Busting open the gumball creatures causes their soul to fade within you, which then opens new worlds for extra smashing.

I performed this on a day the place I used to be somewhat aggravated, which can have helped. Nevertheless, the locomotion controls and the idea itself would have stood out to me anyway. Who doesn’t need to smash the smug happiness out of one thing so saccharine? As with Unblocking above, that is solely a demo/beta, however it’s a beneficiant one. Nonetheless, I reached the tip and located myself craving extra. I’ve by no means felt so completely satisfied destroying the happiness of others.



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