Sway Gives Your Thumbs a Great Workout

I have found myself loving Sway (iTunes link,$4.99), a great game from Illusion Labs which stays true to its name. In this unique game, your goal is to sway your three-dimensional character using your thumb to goals on every “maze.” Essentially, it’s like wall climbing, but if you fall off the wall, you’ll hear a loud shriek.

Your right thumb controls Lizzy’s right hand, and your left thumb controls her left hand. With these controls, you must traverse the entire stage without falling, but it’s not as easy as you think. If you let go, whether intentionally or accidentally, you may lose all that effort and burn more calories with your thumbs yet again.

You will encounter obstacles on the way too, you know. It’s not just wall climbing. Sway includes challenges such as moving walls and more. You’ll run into characters you must save and find more reasons to sway.

All in all, this is one of the most enjoyable apps I’ve played thus far, and I can see myself spending hours upon hours trying to perfect my swaying abilities. Sway is by far one of the most innovative games I’ve experienced for the iPod touch and iPhone.

Here’s a trailer to see what you’re in store for:

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.