As a “Back to School” special review, I thought I could review a game that I recently came across with ( a special thank you to my friends that have recommended to me) that is an epitome of how fun or amusing that science can be. This is the case of Transmission, a game developed for the British Science Museum by Loju that is queue simple in its purpose but it fulfils all our entertaining needs. As a puzzler, Transmission can easily fall under the radar but I think it shouldn’t. Why you may ask? Just continue on reading to find out.
Transmission has a single and simple purpose that is to have all the packets of information distributed from point A to point B as you establish a connection between those points (you have to swipe from one point to another and a “wire” is created in order for you to connect them). It may have a dull principle, but the fact is, as you progress through the game or as you evolve through the ages go communication, the amount of points/elements to connect with increases and a set of rules is also imposed to your game plan (although you’ll be rewarded with stars with each rule you comply with).
As you get the hang of it, while playing through each level’s tutorial, Transmission will turn out to be quite addicting as you learn more about the new elements that will be introduced such as transmitters, broadcasters and receivers but also some other elements that will appear will add complexity to the game but also will make it more engaging.
There’s nothing more to Transmission than to simply “connect the dots”, however it is done in a way that makes you want to play the game more and more.
Transmission’s longevity is quite standard with 7 levels/transmission modes as well as two extra levels that will be unlocked if you are able to collect all the stars and/or beat all the prior levels. Considering that each level has in average 15 stages, rest assured that you’ll be entertained for hours to come. It does not have any multiplayer mode or any social component but there isn’t any need for it.
Battery and Performance
Transmission, with its simplicity and slick game mechanics doesn’t require a lot of your device’s resources and with it expect a “lag-less” experience even when you have to manage a lot of connections intertwined and the high amount of elements to interact with, as well as you should expect a normal/standard battery usage while playing it.
Granphics and Sound
With an unique graphic style, Transmission relies on a smooth and toned down color palette so you can get better focused and engaged in the puzzle you are trying to solve. The elements however are displayed with a crisp and life full style, specially with each own’s special effects and features that you’ll discover as you interact with them.
The soundtrack goes along with the graphic style as its set is based on smooth and focus-intended genres, in order to provide the best experience possible. The fact is both features are not solely focusing on quantity and diversity, but also the focus is on the quality so that everything can connect and harmonize together.
Ads and in-app purchases
With its educational purpose, Transmission does not display any kind of ads as well as it is a free game with no “mium” after it, which means no premium currency with no need for extra credit, you just have to play and enjoy it!
Video of the Game
Transmission is a puzzler that can teach you interesting matters about communications while you’re having gun. It is quite an achievement but the fact is, in a matter of a couple of levels you are completely hooked.
It is a perfect way to challenge yourself every day and it is a good way to pass the time while you a couple of hours to spare. So, are you ready to learn? Download Transmission and have fun with it!
Note: This game was tested/reviewed using a LG G3 device