Labyrinth Will Amaze You

Labyrinth ($2.99) is an amazing collection of playable mazes for the those who love a challenge. You may have seen labyrinths as a kid, but today’s labyrinth is in the palm of your hand, thanks to Codify AB and Illusion Labs. In the former and current versions of the game, you had to tilt the maze to lead a steel ball from start to finish, carefully avoiding holes that the ball could land in. Using the iPhone accelerometer, Labyrinth is nothing short of fantastic. It does an incredible job giving players full control over the ball.

If you’re on an uneven surface, fortunately, you can calibrate the iPod touch sensors, and doing so is as easy as pie. Put the device on a flat surface and hit the Settings button. You’ll see the bubble levels. Once the bubbles are centered on both the horizontal and vertical bubble levels, you’re ready to confirm and play the game.

One of the most amazing features of Labyrinth is really the fact that there are thousands of mazes to choose from. Become a master at one level? You have a few hundred more to beat. Labyrinth is powered by community; that is, there are people contributing different levels to the game, ensuring that you’ll never get too bored with the game — ever. There really are that many options available to you.

Further, you’re empowered as a maze creator. All you need to do is visit their website to create and edit your levels. You’ll have a unique ID to identify yourself as the creator. Once the maze is created, you simply download them and unleash the power in the palm of your hand.

You’d think a game like Labyrinth doesn’t need an iPhone app. Illusion Labs and Codify AB really have made a solid argument proving otherwise. The game is great, the interaction of the community was a brilliant idea, and you’re in for hours of challenging fun.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.