Hello! I’m Kayleigh. I’m the new Junior Designer here at Milton Bayer. My first couple of weeks here have been a bit of a whirlwind, with a typical day consisting of a lot of hard work broken up with joking around, followed by David and James arguing over who’s turn it is to make the tea. However, Fridays have to be the most exciting day of the week with bacon rolls being cooked first thing in the morning. What is the most unusual thing that I’ve seen since starting here? Well, that would be looking up from my desk to see Ray zooming around on his skateboard – but we’re not telling James about that as we’re not sure it will fit in with the health and safety regulations.
I’m a very curious person, and this certainly extends to what I do in my spare time – which usually consists of quite some time spent downloading new apps to try out on my ipad. I chop and change apps quite a lot, there’s only a handful that I actually keep for long periods; things like the Dropbox and Facebook are certainly ones that I have kept for quite some time, along with the famously addictive Candy Crush of course. Now, there is another app which I have also been playing with for a few months alongside these standard apps – and that is Blendoku.
Growing up I was always a huge fan of Sudokus, it very much played to my problem solving instincts. Blendoku is the next step on from Sudokus and is very much an app which is perfect for creative people. Essentially the simple concept of the game is to put colour blocks in the correct orders of the blended paths. Like Sudokus, each level begins with one or more blocks already in their correct, unmovable position. It is then up to you to place the remaining blocks in the correct order to complete the blend, or, as you get further through the game, blends. Did I mention that your time is also recorded and matched against the world’s average? This gives the game a slight competitive edge to it, making it even more addictive – you not only want to complete the level, but to do it as quickly as you possibly can.
The game does get very challenging to create the complex blends as you work through the higher levels, and that is only on the easy mode! I think the game has a lot of potential, and on the higher modes it really does get your brain working.
So what are you waiting for? Give this quirky little game a try. You never know, you might become as addicted to it as I am!