For a game with such a simple premise, Dots can be quite addictive. Players have to connect adjacent dots to make them disappear from a grill, and the goal is to connect as many as possible in a 60 seconds period. No complex rules, no useless eye candy. Just simple, snappy gameplay.
The minimalist puzzler from developer Betaworks launched on iOS just three months ago, and has gathered since then five million downloads and over a billion games played.
The game is now available on Android and Amazon Kindle as a free download supported by in-app-purchases. We gave it a try and let’s just say that we understand why many users find it so addictive.
Note that the game is published on the Play Store by developer Playdots, Inc, not Betaworks, and that, judging from some disgruntled user reviews, it just won’t start on some devices.
To go with the Android launch, Dots also got a new untimed game mode limited to 30 moves, that should appeal to those who prefer strategic thinking to fast-paced gameplay.