For those of you who are tired of playing first-person shooter after first-person shooter, may I recommend Crayon Physics Deluxe for the iPhone (and iPod touch) and PC? It’s probably the best $5 (iPhone) or $20 (PC) you’ll spend today. Here’s the iTunes link.
The game, which won the grand prize at the 2008 Independent Games Festival, is, at heart, a puzzle game. You draw on the screen and the game turns your doodles into in-game objects, susceptible to physics and manipulation. This video shows it better than I’d ever be able to describe it.
And to think, just a few hours ago I cast doubt on the iPhone being a fun gaming platform. I’d sooner play this than the same damn FPS over and over again.