Would you believe me if I said the hiatus was due to playing too many video games? Well, it's not that true, but we'll just say that it is.
Today I wanted to write about an game called Puzzlejuice for the iPhone/iPad. Puzzlejuice was created by the roommate of my very favorite internet person, Sean "Day" Plott. (See his link on the sidebar.) I bought it on his recommendation and it does not disappoint. It's a game at professes to "punch your brain in the face." If you like match-3 games and/or Tetris and/or word games like Boggle or Text Twist, this is the ultimate game for you.
Gameplay works as follows: Tetris-like pieces made up of various colors drop from the top of the screen. When you match three of the colored blocks together or when you make a line of blocks, they turn into letters. Then, using your finger, you spell out words with the letters, which then clears the blocks. Simple, right!?
It does sound a bit complicated at first, but after the first 30 seconds or so it all comes together. You can also earn powerups and such as you accomplish objectives, making for an innovative and fun experience. The game itself is very encouraging, calling you things like "awesome" and "bro." It had a few bugs at release but has since been patched and runs smoothly. It's $1.99 on the app store and totally worth it!
I give Puzzlejuice four Brosefs out of five, for unique and engaging gameplay and a surprising sense of humor.