— When mobile apps are your life, you have the luxury of being busy all the time. There are thousands of games hitting the various app marketplaces every day, and it’s imperative to know what’s new and what’s gaining traction around the world. At Appular, not only do we represent some of the coolest apps around, but we are constantly finding apps that can entertain us, challenge our puzzle-solving skills and help make us more productive. Here is one of the hidden gems we came across this week.
Pixel This! (Developed by Mark Brown)
Remember wasting hours guessing which blocks to click in Minesweeper before blowing up and cursing the developers of that awful game? Now, you can create cute pixel drawings of animals, people and random objects in the same way and not even get blown up by an 8-bit bomb.
Pixel This! is a new nonogram app that is both ridiculously simple and addictive. For the people who don’t know what a nonogram is — you’re probably not alone. It’s not exactly a term you hear everyday. Nevertheless, a nonogram is a game (in this case, a pixel game) that outlines how many pixels in a row or column should be filled in. It’s up to the player to fill them in accordingly and eventually form an image.
Now, to the app. Pixel This! doesn’t give you points, but your self-worth is determined by how quickly you can solve the nonogram. The foil is that 20 seconds are added to your time whenever you try to fill in a pixel that should be left blank. Hey, at least it’s better than getting blown up by a stupid mine and restarting the entire game. When you’re successful, you’ll get to see cute little pictures of kitty cats, apples, frogs and several other things. A handsome reward for your effort, indeed.
Kiss your crappy social life goodbye for a few hours and see how quickly you can solve these nonograms. And if you choose not to, at least now you know the definition of “nonogram.”