Ad­ven­tures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds

Mak­ing shapes on the App Store

Mac Format - - MAC APPS RATED - Si­nan Kubba

£2.29 De­vel­oper Pos­si­ble Games, pocoecogame.com

Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 1.2.7

Poco Eco’s world is a joy, burst­ing with warm colours, sharp lines and neon struc­tures. At its best it’s some­thing you just want to gawp at.

You tap to move through 3D worlds, open­ing pathways by walk­ing over but­tons and shift­ing plat­forms around. In one level you may be cross­ing a flat river by step­ping onto mov­ing squares, while in an­other you’re ro­tat­ing drum pad-shaped plat­forms. The game’s mu­sic, by IAMYANK, is very much the key theme. It’s not per­fect: awk­ward cam­era an­gles can make mov­ing a chore, and the game only lasts a few hours.

But the mesh of mu­sic and art makes Poco Eco a breeze, de­spite th­ese foibles. The story may be a cel­e­bra­tion of the cas­sette, but the game is ef­fort­lessly cool in a very mod­ern way.

Poco Eco isn’t a brain-strainer, but it will give your senses a wellde­served hug.

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