Evo Explores is an entertaining Windows Phone game that is inspired by the eye-catching puzzle game Monument Valley. Available for both Windows PC and Phones, Evo Explores sends you to a physics-defying world where you have to solve a series of perplexing puzzles.
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The backstory for Evo Explores calls for you to guide the main character, Evo the robot, across the mysterious planet Byte. Byte is full of 3D puzzles that at first glance may appear disconnected. You will have to manipulate the architecture of each structure to create a path for Evo to travel and reach the exit point.
The main menu follows the puzzle theme of the game with the levels of play scattered about a structure that you will have to navigate through to reach each level's portal. The first few levels of Evo Explores will serve as a tutorial that walks you through the basics of gameplay. After that, the game lets you rely on your imagination and ability to look beyond the face of the structure to decipher the true M.C. Escher-ian geometry of the puzzle.
Moving Evo around the puzzle is simple, just tap on the portion of the path you wish Evo to move towards and he'll oblige your command. The mechanics of manipulating the puzzle's architecture include swinging sections of walkways, rotating the entire structure, raising columns, sending Evo to stand on a switch and more. I think the hardest solution to grasp is removing a gap in the walkway by hiding it with a column. It shouldn't work but as the game's description states, "…trust your eyes. If something looks real, it is real." If you cannot see the gap, it must not exist.
There are no time limits or points to earn. Each level of play with Evo Explores is pass or fail in nature. The game currently includes fourteen levels of play, but some of the gaming levels are designed in multiple stages. In these levels, you will have to solve several puzzles to complete the level as a whole, which gives the game a little more depth.
Evo Explores is a creative, challenging and fun Windows game to spend a little time with. Available for both Windows PC and Phones, Evo Explores is normally priced at $1.99. However, over the next twenty-four hours, through the myAppFree deal, you can pick up the Windows Phone game free.
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