Q4 Technologies Ltd., an award winning creative technology company in the education sector, today announced the launch of a new series of visual puzzle games, Branded ‘Art of Perception’, all the games are designed to challenge visual intelligence skills.
‘Art of Perception: Ravioli’, for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, is the first game in the series.
The game was invented in 1929 as a visual intelligence test. It was further developed in the 1980’s as a tool for teaching higher order thinking skills (HOTS). HOTS are the thinking skills that are most valuable to humans – they include abstraction, critical thinking, problem solving and logical reasoning.
The game consists of bold coloured stencils made from simple geometric shapes that overlay each other, creating abstract symmetrical patterns. The player must analyse each pattern and decode its sequence, identifying the correct stencils in their correct order. It’s a very simple concept, but just like crossword puzzles and Sudoku, it takes a lot of brainpower to work out the solution.
Company co-founder and CEO, Jane Braybrook first identified the potential of this intelligence test for developing a mobile game. “I came across this years ago and I’ve loved it ever since. I’m not very good at crosswords or Sudoku, but my brain loves colourful patterns and this puzzle is right up my street. So when we saw the opportunity to develop this for the iPhone, I was really excited! I wanted to keep as much of the traditional design in the game as possible while making it fun and challenging for todays’ puzzle lovers.”
The game starts very simply and easily and progresses in complexity and difficulty over 15 levels. Ravioli can be played just for fun and relaxation, or it can used as a brain training tool to help develop problem-solving skills and strategies.
Ravioli is designed for puzzles lovers aged 11+. It’s in the Paid Category of the App Store, priced at £2.99 / $3.99 / €3.99.