If you need to unwind after trying to meet a stressful deadline or from spending hours on hold, you can do so on two free puzzle games Hiker Games is offering. You may escape by: 1) Helping an overworked designer escape the dreaded red marker in Eraser or by helping the last living plant survive in a post-apocalyptic world in Gleam. Both games feature two-dimensional puzzles requiring concentration and attention to the world’s physics to resolve. Both games feature multiple levels and possibilities. Eraser has seventy levels and “more than” six distinct chapters while Gleam has forty levels and five different environments.
Hiker Games promises that these mobile games are “free — not freemium, but honest-to-goodness 100% free” with no purchases required or requested at any point. Gleam is already available on Android and IOS, and Eraser will be released for both on August 8th.
Watch the trailers below and scroll down for the game synopsis:
Eraser‘s beleaguered designer runs through a land of drawbridges, weights, and zombie workers:
The last surviving plant struggles to grow in Gleam:
In this quirky physics puzzle platformer, players take control of an overworked designer trapped in a nightmare of his own creation. Chased by a dreaded red marker, the designer must successfully navigate a world made of blueprints in this challenging physics-driven puzzle game/runner hybrid.
Equipped with a trusty eraser, players guide the designer to the end of each blueprint by erasing the (many) obstacles ahead. Can the designer finish the blueprints and escape a deadline nightmare?
Synopsis for Gleam
Set in a barren post-apocalyptic world, Gleam tells the story of the last living organism — a non-descript plant struggling to survive. If it doesn’t get direct sunlight soon, it will perish along with the rest of planet…
As a specialized drone tasked with searching for (and preserving) life on Earth, the player is the only one capable of providing much-need sunlight to the fragile
organism. How? By carefully slicing precious gems to drive sunlight to the plant using as few moves as possible.
Mankind has faded — humans left Earth for distant stars after all — but the drone is here to stay. The lone, weakened plant may be the key to keep hope (and thus planet Earth) alive.