Novae: a simple, innovative, addictive and elegant match game for iOS

Novae: a relaxing puzzle game for iPhone and iPad.

Presentation

Novae is an innovative and addictive puzzle game for iPhone and iPad.

Player chooses where to place incoming colored tiles with the objective of constituting groups of the same color.

A color group is absorbed when matching criteria are achieved. Remaining tiles then rearrange themselves to form a new configuration.

Novae is a relaxing game with no time pressure and no reflex-challenging sequences: the player takes as long as needed to strategically place tiles.

Tiles are dropped on one of the four axes and then attracted by the Core. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Drop

Drop colored tiles on one of the four gray axes.

Tiles then fall, attracted inward, toward the Core.

Tiles come in 5 different colors.

Tiles are continuously attracted inward, toward the Core in a clockwise spiral: it's accretion. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Attraction

Tiles are attracted inward, toward the Core in a clockwise spiral until their progression is blocked.

Law 1

Tiles are always attracted inward, toward the Core.

Law 2

Tiles change position only to get closer to the Core.

A group of tiles that validates absorption's criteria is absorbed by the Core. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Absorption

A group of same-coloured tiles is absorbed by the Core when it meets 2 criteria :

  • group contains 4 or more same-coloured tiles
  • at least one tile in the group is on an axis and in contact with the Core
Rearranging tiles after a group has been absorbed by the Core. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Rearranging

When a group is absorbed by the Core, remaining tiles get rearranged by the two laws of attraction, forming a new configuration.

When the reconfiguration spontaneously generates a new absorbable group, it in turn is absorbed by the Core, leading to a new reconfiguration.

The Core is blocked: no group can be absorbed and the game is over. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Game Over

The game is over when :

  • no absorbable group can be constituted because the Core is blocked.
  • or new tile cannot be dropped on any of the four axes.
Energy gauge is full: remaining tiles are absorbed by the Core and level goes next. Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Levels

Every new or absorbed tile increases the energy gauge.

When the gauge reaches full power, the player advances to the next level and all the remaining tiles are eliminated.

The player restart at level 0 after failing any level.

Score is increased by many ways: next level, bonus, multipliers, combos...  Novae, a tile-matching game for iPhone and iPad.

Scoring

Player is awards points for each match and level up.

Score multiplier occurs depending on the size of the matching group, the number of groups matching at the same time and… Well, let’s find it by yourself !

Bonus are given when level up and increase with level.

And there also are combos and special events too !