Takoway, optical illusion inspired puzzle game for mobile devices

Singapore based indie dev studio Hexagoon and publisher Daylight Studios launched, Takoway, a ‘Necker Cube’ optical illusion inspired puzzle game for mobile devices on iOS and Android.

Takoway is a perspective based puzzle game that stars Tako the six legged Octopus, or ‘Hexapus’ to be precise… Tako must journey through various lab based worlds where she will need to use different powers of perspective to solve each puzzle on a quest to escape captivity and find her place in the world. Alternate between perspectives while befriending eccentric sea creatures as they assist in maneuvering through bizarre lab terrains.

Takoway was born out of a fascination with the Necker Cube optical illusion. After becoming obsessed with the idea of making a mobile puzzle game with the Necker illusion as a central theme, the team started to explore how puzzles could extend beyond a 3-D world but still exist within the 2-D space of a screen. After numerous concepts and iterations, they finally settled on the interior / exterior puzzle game mechanics on which Takoway runs.

Six tentacles, two worlds, one goal, Takoway features:

TWO-FOLD PUZZLES – Alternate between interior and exterior perspectives to solve handcrafted 3D puzzles, inspired by the Necker Cube illusion.

VIBRANT DUALITIES – Fully experience the game’s duality through two variations of every in-game art.

CHARMING ADVENTURE – Uncover a tale of unlikely friendships and belonging as you venture through mind bending hazards in the various labs which stand between Tako and escape.

PARALLEL AUDIO – Immerse yourself in each chapter’s dual-tracked music.