LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Spanner Spencer 20 February 2009
Zen Bound | Developer:
Secret Exit | Publisher:
Chillingo | Format:
iPhone | Genre:
Casual, Puzzle | Players:
1 | Version:
Comparing one game to another can be illuminating, but it’s not helpful if you've never played the games in question. When it comes to Zen Bound however, the issue is more prosaic: there’s absolutely nothing you can compare it to. Only when it sits in your hands can you understand just how it transcends comparison.
But that’s what you’re here for, so I shall endeavour to put Zen Bound into words.
Zen Bound presents you with a series of carved wooden ornaments which need to be painted using a taut line of rope. Winding the rope around the ornament lays down the paint. The goal, naturally, is to cover the entire surface area of the ornament with paint by cleverly wrapping it with rope. Think of it as gamer bondage with a splash of DIY thrown in for good measure.
Zen Bound is an interactive poem which organically ties together contemplative gameplay and beautiful presentation