From time to time an app appears in the AppStore that draws your intention in beyond the eye candy, fancy menus or text that has been perfected to a point where each character has been considered over and over again. Â There aren’t many apps like this in the AppStore and I am sure that not many people will notice them either. These apps will be released and quicklyÂ buriedÂ thanks to all the valentine day apps (popular currently), numerous task managers and 101 new ways to send an email apps.
One Rule is one of those apps with a simple task: Stay in the light. The appÂ is a very light puzzle game, it has only 9 stages, you can finish all of them in just a matter of minutes (we are still struggling with one), black and white, and a certain level of difficulty where your success is dependant on your creativity and how familiar you are with your iPhone. I will try to say no more because any hint of what the app does will spoil the experience.
About:Â Simply tap the exit door to make him walk to there. Before that, make sure the path in the light. otherwise he will be dead.
When you lookÂ closelyÂ at this appÂ closelyÂ you will realised that a lot has been considered. Not in the way of what to include but actually which elements to exclude. There is nothing in this app that shouldn’t be there nor there is anything that is missing. We could argue that it requires more levels and maybe the developer will include this with future releases but that is not what the app is about. It’s a great example of how simplicity and clarity in software design can create somethingÂ trulyÂ wonderful. Background is not black or white but a shower of pixels with different density that turn from black to white, a simple glowÂ effectÂ added to the text further translates the notion of light, subtle gradients,Â miniatureÂ exit sign and even the design of theÂ lamppostÂ are all things that makeÂ One Rule wonderful.
If you are Rolando type gamer with high expectations, do not download this app, you will be greatlyÂ disappointed. If you loved Passage, which we adore, or have generally an interest in creative app development, this one is for you.
Posted on: 11/02/2009
Posted in: iPhone