Based on the puzzle book by Blaž Urban Gracar, you use the language of a strange alien race to solve puzzles that slowly allow you to interpret their story. You select words on a grid to black out the letters until all tiles are blacked out. Each word has a different ability. LOK lets you blank an extra cell. TLAK doubles LOK’s power.
The challenge lies not in finding the words, but rather in selecting the right ones at the right time; you can only make words from letters in a line, but blacked-out tiles are ignored, so you need to carefully plan which words and tiles to eliminate to ensure you don't get stuck. Combine this with the different word's tile-blanking abilities, and what starts as a simple task soon requires logical thinking and careful planning.
The result is a game that blends stylized visuals, an abstract story, and unusual word-based interactions to create a novel experience. To complete a level requires a deep understanding of the game's mechanics, resulting in an engaging, thoughtful challenge.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked LOK Digital 4 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Many levels require you to think carefully about not only where the words are, but also which order to select them in to make sure that you can succeed, so a good deal of thought and consideration is needed, although the solution can sometimes be arrived at through trial and error.