I vaguely recall how I became a fan of puzzle games. But I remember the day my parents bought me a tic-tac-toe game. Then along came the jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and tons of other games to keep me occupied. Why? Because I was the only child back then and they want me to stay in the house—somehow they succeeded. These puzzle games took long hours and I didn’t even notice.
Patterns by Offtopic is a nerve-racking puzzle game that will test your patience and will probably take away your sanity. How did I know? I almost lost mine while playing Patterns. If you’re looking for an app that will help you kill time, try out Patterns on your Android device.
The electronic game, Lights Out (1995) is the inspiration of the Patterns app. The rules are rather simple, but once you try the game it will literally make your head hurt. Just like what Offtopic claims—be prepared for a really challenging game.
Their aim is to match the patterns by clicking on different blocks. The patterns will rely on the properties of the pressed block. It was like playing a rigid digital Rubix cube.