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| September 7, 2013
Connect Dots Till You Drop With The New Gravity Mode In Betaworks' Dots
A new playing mode is set to drop onto Dots, the popular game about connecting created by Betaworks. The new mode is called Gravity mode, and it's added to Dots in celebration of a special occasion. Nope, it's not launched to tie with "Gravity," the upcoming science fiction film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Rather, it's launched by Betaworks in partnership with General Electric, which has been promoting Gravity Day. When's Gravity Day, you ask? Why, it's tomorrow, Sept. 8, of course. That is, 9/8, after the magnitude of gravitational acceleration, which is approximately 9.8 m/s². Gravity mode has been integrated into Dots through the game's latest update, which also brings speed, battery life, and language improvements. Note, though, that Gravity mode won't be unlocked for play until tomorrow, Sept. 8, Gravity Day. Note, too, that Gravity mode will be available for one week only. Betaworks' SVP of Product, Paul Murphy, explains the mechanics of Dots' limited-edition Gravity mode via The Verge:
You can think of it like a 'zen' mode for Dots. No timers, no restrictions, just connect as many dots as you'd like. If you get stuck, you can click the gravity button, which acts as a shuffler. To make it happen, our team implemented a physics engine so the dots appear to fall with gravity and move based on the angle of the phone.Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, the newly updated Dots is available in the App Store for free. Dots was released late last April as an app optimized for iPhone and iPod touch only. But late last May, it was updated with native iPad compatibility, along with multiplayer support. Last month, Dots gained a new Moves mode, more trophies, and support for additional languages. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]