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Apple Design Award Winner
App Store Best of 2015
Shadowmatic is an imagination-stirring puzzle where you rotate abstract objects in a spotlight to find recognizable silhouettes in projected shadows, relevant to the surrounding environment.
“Other Worlds” is a chapter of Shadowmatic with over 30 levels in 3 unique thematic environments: Ancient Worlds, Music and Space. The chapter is available as a separate purchase.
The game combines stunning visuals with relaxing and captivating gameplay.
On your journey to discover the right solution you will stumble upon many unexpected and infinitely varied silhouettes.
The game features 12 rooms, each flavored with unique concept, atmosphere, and music.

“Simple to the point of beauty, and beautiful to the point of becoming a work of art, this is a game you won't want to win, because you won't want the experience to end” - Pocket Gamer
“It's fun, it's unique, and it's the perfect type of game to show off to people who typically don't play video games, as it's almost like an interactive piece of art” - Touch Arcade
“It’s always awesome to see a breathtaking, unique, and thoroughly innovative puzzle game pop up on the App Store” - Macworld
“Full of whimsical puzzles and thoughtful designs, Shadowmatic is a delightful and captivating iOS game” - CNET
“'Fantastically original': Shadowmatic works modern-day wonders with the ancient Chinese art of shadow puppetry” - The Guardian
“It’s like a mind-bending shadow-puppet spectacle” - TIME
“This game requires you to look at things a little differently” - Washington Post

The game includes a system of hints. To enjoy the game to its fullest, however, we recommend resorting to them on rare occasions only.
Every room in the game features its own music arrangement, adding up to the distinctive atmosphere and feel in each. The music is best experienced with headphones, and is available separately on iTunes.
-- More than 100 levels in 12 unique environments
-- Gorgeous graphics
-- Secondary objectives
-- Nonlinear level progression
-- 3D parallax view
-- Achievements
-- Arcade Mode
-- Synchronization with Apple TV
The game is optimized for every iOS device separately (starting from iPhone 4 and newer), however it's best experienced on the latest devices.
Please note that the game is larger than 150MB and can only be downloaded using Wi-Fi.
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Questions? Shoot us an email: [email protected]

Triada Studio is a computer graphics and animation studio with over 20 years of industry experience. Shadowmatic is the company’s first project that bridges its vast computer graphics experience with an experimental in-house 3D engine.

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System requirements for iOS

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Sep 19, 2023

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Shadowmatic reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Fun but it's hard to manipulate the pieces when they are two or three. We Hope to overcome the first level to see how the following work and hopefully there are few?
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Microsoft from Swedish
Game is amazing, but the iPhone X’s notch just takes away the awesome graphics. Please, add the option for the game to cover the maximum screen’s rectangular area.
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Microsoft from Dutch
This Fun puzzle excites your imagination and stimulates your understanding of playing with light on three-dimensional objects and the shadow that arises as a result. Addictive fun..
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Microsoft from Danish
This game is really great. Great music and good graphics. Awesome game when you need to think and when to relaxe at the same time. Highly recommended and one of the best games so far in 2015.
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Microsoft from French
I bought this game when it was part of the "buy once play for ever" program now after I finished it I was coming back from time to again. And I realize that there has been an update but that it is also paying. So how many times do you have to pay for the same game?
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Microsoft from Deutsch
With this great Music in the Background, you always get Goosebumps, which shadows you create from magnificently Depicted shapes. You would like to turn your Hands, turn and touch the Parts yourself. The Music invites you to Dream. Thank you! It's great Fun!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Shadowmatic has quickly become one of my Favorite Games on all devices. The quiet Music and these Puzzles harmonize so beautifully and pleasantly that such a Game finally came on the Market that is not absolutely annoying. However, I didn't find the Clues helpful at all, some Levels really far too hard and what I find most regrettable: It's too short. I had quickly played through the Game down to 2 Puzzles. A Number of Updates with new Puzzles would be quite appropriate. Otherwise a great Game!
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Microsoft from Italian
I Felt this wonder on a friend's ipad. Being Modeler and renderer 3d was love at the first instant. Taken yesterday my iphone 6s was the first app in download. Well spent and deserved Money for developers who have put together an excellent physical engine and a wonderful idea. I would Like to spend a word on those who have waited for it to be free or complain that the hints are pay. Do you have any idea how much study and work is behind it to make such an app? Let's do this... We do that from now on it does not pay you any more for your work.. What do you say?
Love this game! If you love mind-bending challenges, then this game's for you! 10/10 
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