Dots, the acclaimed and addictive game about connecting created by Betaworks, has just been updated with a new mode and new trophies.
Since its launch, Dots has challenged players to connect as many same-colored dots as possible within 60 seconds. This playing mode is now known as timed mode, as opposed to Dots’ newly added playing mode called moves mode.
As its name suggests, moves mode is based on the number of moves you can make. In the case of Dots, you’re challenged to connect as many same-colored dots as you can given only 30 moves. As Betaworks suggests, in moves mode you can just “kick back and take your time while planning strategic moves.”
As mentioned, Dots has also been updated with new trophies. Represented with colorful and quirky illustrations, trophies are essentially rewards for unlocking achievements, such as reaching a certain score or playing a round of moves mode.
The new version of Dots is available now in the App Store for free. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.
Dots was released late last April as an app optimized for iPhone and iPod touch only. But just before the end of May, the game was updated with native iPad compatibility, along with multiplayer support to boot.
For more information on Dots, check out Christine’s “hidden gem” review of the game here on AppAdvice, which concludes thus: “[Dots is] incredibly simple, but difficult to master, and will have you thinking, ‘I can do better, just one more game’ over and over again. Once you get going on it, Dots will be hard to put down.”