There are puzzle games that like to protect you. They like to ensure that you know exactly what you’re doing, exactly why you’re doing it, and exactly what you’re going to receive when the timer ticks down or the moves run out.
Scalak does nothing of the sort. For starters there are no move or time limits, nothing distracting you from the shape-moving challenges. And second, it doesn’t bother telling you what you need to do, it just lets you play, think, and figure things out for yourself.
Shaping up nicely
The game starts off tasking you with putting shapes into other shapes. They’re simple, and all you need to figure out is the angle that they need to go in at.
But it doesn’t take too long to get much, much more interesting. There are cubes you need to move around, lights you need to connect together, and an awful lot more.