T Reviews- Please Touch the Artwork

Reviewed on PC (steam)

Available on PC Android and IOS

Price 6.47 steam 3.99 play store

Please, Touch the Artwork is a puzzler developed by Thomas Waterzooi, It’s out now. Here’s a bit more about the game-

‘‘What happens when you DO touch the artwork? Part Zen-puzzle, part narrative-adventure, you’ll explore the secret world behind iconic abstract paintings through over 160 puzzles (2~3 hours of gameplay) spread over 3 unique games. An aesthetic journey to the origins of modern art, set to a soothing jazzy soundtrack. + FUN ART FACTS!’’

Please Touch the Artwork is a strange and unusual puzzle title. The game is unusual throughout and unbelievably enjoyable for such a simple game. The task is to match the artwork by touching it and once you’ve got the hang of it it’s an incredibly good game to play. As you touch the artwork a percussion instrument sound plays and it’s oddly satisfying. There’s not much to mention in terms of graphics but the little cutscene at the start is really quirky and I really enjoyed the introduction of the colours and the way it was done. 

I think what really makes Please Touch the Artwork stand out is how casual and relaxing the game is, there’s no penalty in getting things wrong and there’s hints that just tell you how to do it. There’s no pressure or frustration and I’d imagine this game would truly excel on Android or IOS {I bought it on Android and it’s awesome} when you’re just looking to relax before some shuteye. Playing the game is a really pleasurable and relaxing experience in which you’re drenched in comforting jazz music and challenging but casual puzzles with a very very funky array of quirky cutscenes to enjoy. 

As you progress the puzzles become increasingly complex and very unusual. I won’t spoil too much of the enjoyment but I really got into it. So much so that I purchased the android version to carry on enjoying when it was time for bed. 

Overall 9/10

Please Touch the Artwork really excels at creating quirky relaxing fun. The puzzles when you get used to it are a good challenge but toe the line well between fun and frustrating. A lovely jazz soundtrack and satisfying percussion really help you to enjoy what is a lovely if not a little short puzzle game.

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