Sharpen your tim­ing skills in sim­ple but chal­leng­ing game

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

Some­times the sim­plest games are the most in­fu­ri­at­ing ones. Sky­ward is a very sim­ple game. You play as two dots that re­volve around each other, “walk­ing” a thin path. When you want to place the next cir­cle to ad­vance through the level, you just have to tap to lay it down within a cer­tain time pe­riod. Do­ing so, how­ever, is much harder than it sounds, be­cause tim­ing is ev­ery­thing. Be pre­pared to find your­self baf­fled by a low score be­cause you missed the right mo­ment by a hair.

The free ver­sion of the game in­cludes ads, which seem to come up all the more fre­quently if you’re stray­ing from the path. That can be dis­rup­tive, and those who re­ally hate ads may find it harshes their zen. But de­spite oc­ca­sional frus­tra­tion, Sky­ward is fun to play, and its wood block like vi­su­als make it easy on the eyes even if it’s hard on your sense of rhythm. Free for An­droid de­vices.

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