Android App Video Review: Solipskier

Apr 14, 2011
Video Review

Solipskier is an app created by the developer Mikengreg. It is a small arcade game with one control scheme and some interesting gameplay.

The app seemed, at first, to be a simple game with not much more than some tracing, but it quickly turned into a challenging app that kept me coming for more. The game is based off the simple concept of skiing. Your whole goal is to draw ground for the brave skier as he treks forward into the darkness. Drawing different inclines will yield the expected result. Draw too much of a hill, and he’ll have to climb his way up and will slow his speed. Draw a slope down, and he’ll pick up speed to eventually do a jump. The game introduces things like gates and kill zones that will earn you points or end your life.

The art in the game is definitely something worth noting. It looks great on Android and offered a very minimalistic gameplay experience. I definitely recommend checking it out if you enjoy games like Line Rider and more. It has enough variety to be fun, but brings a calm, casual experience to Android phones. Check it out.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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