Lumosity, the self-described human cognition project that challenges the brain, has finally arrived on Android after achieving success on iOS.
The program notes that it is designed by neuroscientists, and looks to help users exercise their brains and memory by using games.
According to Lumosity chief Kunal Sarkar, creating the best product available to the most people is the ultimate goal. â€œWeâ€™re excited to launch our Android app, which will allow us to reach more users and provide them with a convenient and fun way to train with Lumosity from anywhere at any time,â€ he says. â€œOur goal is to create the best, most accessible brain training experience, and with Android reaching 80 percent of the smartphone market share worldwide, launching on Android is an important step toward that goal.â€
The company is also looking to expand on the its language offerings in the near future.
Lumosity is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the Play Store.
You know when you’re at school, and you’re learning about numbers and shapes and angles, and you’re sat there thinking, what good will this ever do me? Well, the good it will do you is that it’ll make you much better at games like Doodle Fit. And it might help if you want to be an architect, I suppose.
Doodle Fit is a pretty-looking game that tasks you with moving a selection of shapes around so they fit into another shape. That’s about it really, Doodle Fit is one of those high concept games that tells you exactly what it’s about in its title. Here are some doodled shapes, fit them into this space.
There are a plethora of other â€œfittingâ€ games on the Android Market, but Doodle Fit at least tries to do something a bit different with the way it looks, all scratchy lines and hand-drawn blocks. It works as well, giving Doodle Fit a niche appearance of its very own. The controls too work better than most â€“ the block you’re moving hovers a centimeter above where your finger presses on the screen, meaning your view is never obscured.
These little touches compliment the complexity of the game. Whilst it starts off simply enough, the difficulty level ramps up and quite soon you’ll find yourself scratching your head, holding your phone at different angles and swearing profusely at little L-shaped blocks.
Sometimes the scratchy visuals can annoy the eyes, especially after long periods of play, and the earlier levels especially are a little bit on the easy side, but Doodle Fit still manages to be a charming puzzle game, eschewing the current swathe of games that are testing reactions as well as brain powers.
Doodle Fit is a solid game, a perfect antidote to some of the more action-y games on the Market. It’s strange how much enjoyment can be found in the relatively simple act of placing shapes in the correct position. For your sake though, I really hope you paid attention at school, because things can get tough in the busy world of shape fitting, and I’d hate for you to get left behind.