Balloon Island Releases Lucy’s Closet – A Unique Take On Match3 With Beatscribe Sounds

Lucy's Closet is a very different match3 game, it's great for people who wish they could shake the game up when it's not going right!

Lucy’s Closet is a very different match3 game, it’s great for people who wish they could shake the game up when it’s not going right!

You might think Match3 games have been done to death. I mean what else can you do with such an overcrowded genre? Well, Balloon Island has innovated Match3 before, and now they’ve done it again with Lucy’s Closet. This is my kind of match3 game! If things aren’t going your way, just throw a tantrum with your swiping and all the pieces get stored up like a snow globe and resettle again. It’s amazing how such a small change invigorates a tried-and-true gaming formula like Match3. The fact that you can take any piece and drag it, disrupting the pieces around it, potentially causing tidal waves and avalanches of pieces is just great, chaotic fun. Also this is the first match3 I’ve played where all the pieces are different shapes and sizes. Balloon Island has done it again. I’ve been working with them for a long time, their next game is in the works too. Spoiler alert..It’s a Sequel!

For this game, the Balloon Island team wanted to capture the feeling of the SNES and Neo-Geo age of games. The happy-go-lucky music of Dr Mario, Yoshi’s Cookie and arcade classics like Bust-A-Move. I wouldn’t say this is chiptune at all, but its definitely inspired by the classic, bouncy synth sounds of those great games. Their maybe some chippy stuff coming down the line on a future project too. Stay tuned.

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