The creator of Tetris, one of the games that solidified mobile gaming as a whole when it was released on Game Boy back in 1989, has decided to try his hand at this new mobile market. Alexey Pajitnov is launching his first game designed exclusive for phones and tablets, Marbly.
Initially launching for iOS devices, Marbly is a puzzle game – as if that comes as a surprise – that is “easy to to get but tricky to master.” Players will be challenged to move marbles around the game board to match three or more of them in a line, eventually removing all of the marbles from the board. In the case of Marbly, losing all your marbles is a good thing. The game features 180 levels of gameplay and additional challenges.
Marbly is published by WildSnake Software, which states that Marbly will be the first of a series of mobile games that it will be releasing in collaboration with Alexey Pajitnov. It’s unclear any of the games will make their way to Android or other operating systems. It will be interesting to see if any of Pajitnov’s modern creations can reach the level of success of Tetris, which just received a mobile makeover of its own with Tetris Blitz.
Marbly is available for free from the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad.