I’m a sucker for a press release. No, really, if someone emails me a press release and I don’t go and buy the game I feel terribly guilty. (I really should open a US iTunes account so I can use promo codes.) Generally I just live with it, but the press release for Picosaic landed in my inbox this morning and it looked nice and was only 59p, so I downloaded it.

I’m glad I did. It’s a fairly slight little game, but it’s also quite lovely. It’s easier to play than explain, but there’s a YouTube video that makes it all clear. So, for the first time ever, I’m going to try and embed a video into my blog. It should be below.

I wonder if that’ll work?

Anyway, I’ve played several levels now – I’ve got to the stages where the picture is split up into four tiles, each of which has to be “solved” separately. There are fifty puzzles in the game, so I doubt it’ll last very long… except for the fact that you can make your own puzzles using pictures on your iPhone. Here’s me solving a puzzle that’s made from a photo of me in my Halloween costume last year.

Sexy, huh?

It’s a toy as much as it is a game, really, but don’t let that put you off. If nothing else, it’s a fun way to show off photos.