Review ∞ Infinity Loop
A clever puzzle game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 18 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Minimalistic, graceful difficulty curve
No explanation, no reward system
Puzzle games aren’t really my forte, but I can still enjoy them and appreciate clever ones when I find them. That’s exactly what Infinite Loop is. It’s an incredibly minimalistic puzzle game that rapidly becomes more much more complicate than you might have originally anticipated.
Gameplay is kind of difficult to describe because it feels almost abstract. The best way I can explain it is that you have a system of movable parts. These parts can be manipulated to form a perfectly enclosed loop and that’s exactly what you have to do. Sometimes there will be more than one system, however, and that’s where things can begin to get tricky.
The very first few puzzles are simple and you kind of begin to wonder how the game will ever become any more difficult, and then suddenly you’re confronted with a system that has a ton of moving parts and envisioning the shape you’re trying to configure is difficult. This is when the use of trial and error comes into play, and the game doesn’t actually feel cheap despite it being there.
Unfortunately, what you see is what you get. There is barely a title screen and the game just throws you in there without any indication of what you’re really even supposed to be doing. There is no way to share your accomplishments and no sense of progression other than larger numbers appearing on your screen after you complete a puzzle.
Honestly, the lack of social sharing features doesn’t really bother me and kind of fits in with the isolated systems you’re creating within the game. The puzzles are thought inducing but not overly so, and the game’s pacing is actually pretty pleasant. If you even remotely consider yourself a fan of puzzles then you’ll undoubtedly enjoy Infinite Loop.