The next big puzzle game on your dumb phone is here

So soothing!

October 18, 2017
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I don't know if it's my mother's love of puzzling, my ability to solve the Rubik's cube in under 30 seconds, or just the need to avoid conversations with people on the light rail, but we're always looking for a new cool game to get sucked into.

Candy CrushTwo Dots2048 - all games that at times masterfully provide a temporary escape inside the depths of your brain - well, the left side at least. The trailer alone for Tiny Bubbles makes me feel better, calmer, less annoyed by all the prickly things poking at me during my busy day downtown.

This game reminds me of the best parts of Spore - an evolution game that starts in the steamy waters of early life - meets a puzzle game. So soothing like a hot spring with little minnows nibbling at your dead toe skin. Gross. Not like that at all.

Tiny Bubbles is made in Washington via Pine Street Code Works - an independent gaming company with just one full-time employee and a bunch of help from friends! Based on the accolades (below), this thing is going places.

"Nominated for Best Gameplay" AzPlay, Bilbao Spain, November 29-30, 2017
"Official Selection, Amazon Developer Showcase" Mobile Games Forum, Seattle, October 24-25, 2017
"Official Selection, Made With Unity Showcase" Unite, Austin TX, October 3-5, 2017
"Winner, 2017 Google Play Indie Games Festival" San Francisco CA, September 23, 2017
"Official Selection, The PAX 10" PAX West, Seattle WA, September 1-4, 2017
"Official Selection, IndieMEGABOOTH" PAX West, Seattle WA, September 3-4, 2017
"Finalist, 2017 Intel Level Up" Award Show on August 25, 2017
"Finalist, 2017 Indie Prize" Casual Connect, Seattle WA, August 3, 2017
"Winner, 2017 Seattle Indie Game Competition" Power Of Play Conference, Bellevue WA, 26 April 2017
"Best Overall Game" Intel Buzz Workshop, Bellevue WA, 26 April 2017