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  • Summary: Explore a dream-like world of eleven beautifully-constructed environments in this iPad adaptation of the classic desktop adventure. The inhabitants of Windosill will respond to your touch in ways that are both intuitive and unexpected, rewarding playful investigation with mysterious andExplore a dream-like world of eleven beautifully-constructed environments in this iPad adaptation of the classic desktop adventure. The inhabitants of Windosill will respond to your touch in ways that are both intuitive and unexpected, rewarding playful investigation with mysterious and beautiful surprises. Designed to be experienced in a single sitting (we recommend it for a rainy afternoon), Windosill is a living picture-book suitable for clever kids and imaginative adults alike. ---- For fans of the original, this is no simple port. In order to create the best possible experience, we've built Windosill for the iPad as a native iOS app and customized the behavior of every element to the iPad's touch interface. We believe this is the best version of Windosill yet.We've also added some bonus features: - A sketchbook gallery of concept and development artwork- The option to instantly skip to any room you've already completed (helpful if you want to re-visit a particular part)- Two special settings, unlocked when you complete Windosill: Complex Gravity, which allows you to manipulate objects by tipping your iPad, and See-Thru Mode, which makes everything translucent (giving you a sneak-peek into how Windosill is put together)---- Praise for the desktop version: "A magically-alive hyper-reality..." - OffWorld (BoingBoing.net) "Explore a surreal environment by touching things, watching their incredibly smooth animation as they respond, and unpeeling their internal logic... the focus is always, always on playfulness and discovery... it's a joy to play Windosill." - JayIsGames.com "Windosill somehow manages to be calming without being boring, challenging without being frustrating, and surprising without being gimmicky." - Destructoid Expand
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  1. Jan 21, 2012
    100
    Windosill will only take new players around 45 minutes to complete, but every second is superb.
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    90
    Only you can know if you can be satisfied by such a brief encounter. If you can, Windosill is fantastic. It's gorgeous, playful and feels like it was born to be played on a touch screen. But I wouldn't blame you if the brevity is just too much.
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    90
    Windosill is a game that I feel should be experienced by everyone. The puzzles are well thought out, it looks and sounds great and has such a unique feel. Really great stuff.
  4. Mar 9, 2012
    70
    The whole game is over far too quickly, and the whole feels too fragmented and superficial to stand among the best. Aesthetically, the game is exceedingly interesting, but the interactions are somewhat trite. Still, its conceptual uniqueness makes it a game worth playing.
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  1. Mar 23, 2013
    8
    A delightful game with puzzles that are both enjoyable and quirky. More of an exhibition than a game, as wonderful as it is, it's painfullyA delightful game with puzzles that are both enjoyable and quirky. More of an exhibition than a game, as wonderful as it is, it's painfully short. However, that simply shows what a little gem it is. Expand