Cut the Rope Lantern Box

Happy new year, folks! No, we’re not greeting you a month too late for 2013, but rather we’re welcoming the Year of the Water Snake, along with our friends in China, Chinese fans elsewhere, and those of us who likewise celebrate Chinese New Year (the start of which fell on February 10th this year). To commemorate the Spring Festival, the creators of Cut the Rope have released a new update, called Lantern Box, which brings new elements into the amazingly addictive (and sometimes frustrating) physics-based game.

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Cut the Rope Lightning Box brings 25 new levels, which are centered around the Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival, which is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the new year. This lunar year, the Lantern Festival will actually be celebrated on February 24th, so you still have time to practice your skills moving candy across lanterns on their way to candy-loving monster, Om Nom. The lanterns aren’t just there for show, as they actually act as teleporters, which act as the main gameplay element for this release.

Check out the intro video below.

Curious? Update your game now or head on to the source link for the Google Play Store page. The link is for the free version, but you can also get the premium, ad-free variant for $0.99.

J. Angelo Racoma

J. Angelo Racoma has written extensively about mobile, social media, enterprise apps and startups. Angelo develops business case studies for Microsoft enterprise platforms, and is also co-founder at WorkSmartr, a small outsourcing team that offers digital content and marketing services.