You’ve heard about that poor square peg in a round hole, yes? Now how about that poor straight line surrounded by bullying circles? Probably not, since that’s the premise of a newly released game for iPad called Touchline.
Touchline is aptly named since it requires you to touch a line to play.
To start the game, you just have to touch both ends of a straight line with two fingers (preferably one from either hand).
Then, it’s time to defend your line from the enemy circles that roam the game’s plain playing plane. (Say those last three words three times fast.)
Touchline is essentially an avoidance game in which you have to avoid getting hit by the enemies by moving your line on the plane.
Often you have to shorten your line to stay alive. But bear in mind that the longer you keep your line, the more points you get.
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To help you have a better chance at survival, Touchline offers three square-shaped power-ups.
There’s the purple power-up, which shields you from getting hit, albeit only once. There’s also the blue power-up, which slows down your enemies for a short while. And then there’s the green power-up, which lets you momentarily zap your enemies by touching them with your line.
An orange power-up, which adds bonus points to your score, is also included in the game. But it’s enabled in the game’s collection mode only.
The game looks pretty simple, but it’s actually rather fun to play. Its premise is uncomplicated, but the challenge it poses is a joy to confront, even if you’re armed only with a couple of fingers.
It’s also worth noting that Touchline falls under that curious category of games which are developed for iPad using an iPad. Touchline creator James Frost made the game using the popular iPad programming app Codea.