The Bridge, find your way in this beautiful puzzle game for Windows and Windows Phone

The Bridge is a puzzle combined with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Before we continue, let's get one thing out of the way. It costs $5.99 at the Windows Phone Store without a free trial. We've probably turned off many people by now, but on a positive note, you can buy the game once, and download it both for Windows and Windows Phone. The Bridge has also won the Unity Game developer contest, standing out from over 600 other entries. Watch our gameplay video to see it in action.

The main objective is to get to the exit door and you'll have to figure out how to do that. There will be things that get in the way such as balls that can crush you, or a vortex that warps your body. You also need to analyze the architecture of each level to understand what you need to do and where to go. A lot of thinking is required.

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The controls aren't hard to understand. Tap and hold in front of the character to make him move and tilt your phone left or right to rotate the levels. If you get crushed, float off, or get stuck, you can backtrack to try again. You can do this by swiping from right to left then hold. You tilt your device to rotate levels and define what's the ceiling or the floor. There's currently no way to pinch or zoom in a level, but you don't really need to.

There are four chapters with six levels each. You can revisit these levels if you want to challenge yourself to finish them in shorter time or to find other ways to solve them.

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We enjoy playing The Bridge. It's challenging, but not too hard that it will make you give up right away. It has beautiful artwork too. The price is high, but it's great that you can buy it once and download on both Windows and Windows Phone devices. Your progress does not sync, though. We've installed it on our Surface Pro 3 and play using the keyboard.

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Is this your type of puzzle game? Let us know in the comments!

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Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.