KERN – Typography Nerds Can Have Fun Too

Kern GameThink Tetris, but upside-down, with letters. That’s the best way I can think to describe KERN (App Store), a new game for the iPhone. From the site:

KERN is a minimalist typography experience challenging you to precisely place a missing letter into a falling word while avoiding any unnecessary ligatures!  Practice and prove your typographical acumen with a score that gives new meaning to point-size!

The design is beautifully minimal and well thought out. It’s also easy to pick up and well worth the $0.99, even if your not into typography. I think this might be my new go-to game.

Video of the game play available after the break.

[via @rohdesign]

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Eyeballing Game

eyeballtestA fun waste of a few minutes, The Eyeballing Game measures your ability to, well, eyeball shapes, distances, and other geometric attributes. I know, I know… “Math is hard!” But don’t worry, all you have to do is click and move a box.

My scores tend to be in the 3.5 range. For come reason convergence and triangle center seem to be my weak points. I can get them right, but when I’m wrong, they’re wrong!

[via metafilter, nod to core77]

Time Waster – Zwok

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So I found this little gem of a game called Zwok. Basically, it’s a snowball fight, but online! It’s actually quite a fun little game. Catchy low-key music, great art, and easy to pick up! You can either join up and create an account (and save your scores, stats, etc) or just play anonymously. I’m “halation” on the green team if you ever see me.

The gameplay is also very basic. Use the arrows to move your player, then click the mouse to aim. After everyone’s made their choices, the server updates and you get to see who hit who. Last team standig wins! This game was apparently created by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.