Clint Siu’s Prism is an iOS-only game that takes you on a visually stunning journey through a microcosmic galaxy. It’s a game that seems to have been specifically designed with the touchscreen experience in mind, as you will be asked to touch shapes and patterns to “unfold sacred geometry and reach the ethereal soul.” There are 13 levels that, according to Siu, total about an hour of gameplay, while the game in itself is “based on the Classical Elements,” with an original, “Zen-like” soundtrack to serve as part of the backdrop to it all.
Unlike other solo developers, Siu has taken great efforts to properly describe his game on the iOS store. But given that description, this is just one of those games that you’ll really need to play for yourself in order to see what exactly he means. So let’s take a look at our list of Prism tips and tricks, with most of these tips designed with the beginner player in mind.
1. When In Doubt, Touch Whatever You See On The Screen
You may seem overwhelmed by the premise of the game, and be confronted with a puzzle that will leave you scratching your head, wondering what you can do to solve it. But if you aren’t sure what to do, we would suggest touching random items on your iPhone or iPad’s screen to see what happens next. Experimentation is important here, and is one of the best ways for you to figure out where you have to start, and how you have to continue. It also helps to take your time and collect yourself before trying any of the game’s levels.
2. Know What Items You Can Rotate And Which Items You Can’t
Sounds confusing? It may sound that way at first, but as you go on in the game, you’ll see that you can move the red circles separately from the line; this is something you’ll have to do frequently in the game. Also, there are some lines that can be rotated, and others that cannot; you’ll be able to rotate the line if you see a big orange circle on the outside of it.
3. One Item At A Time
Sometimes, you’ll be confronted with different choices when it comes to solving the puzzles. But that’s where the challenge in Prism lies – just like in any puzzle game, you’ll be forced to make one decision or another. But if you’re confronted with several decisions, take it one at a time, one shape, one line at a time. You can try dragging some shapes out with your finger if all else fails and you’re not sure what to do next.
4. Line Things Up Properly, But Not Necessarily Perfectly
One area where Prism differs is that you don’t need to line things up with 100 percent precision. The game will accept it if you line up a circle close enough, so don’t panic if you didn’t do it like you were expecting to.