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All it takes is a single button and some concentration to help a bizarre type of jellyfish perpetuate its species in Deep Under the Sky. In return, you get to explore an amazing technicolor world on the dark side of Venus. This is the newest game from the developer of the similarly trippy Incredipede, but it's a much more zen experience.

In each of the 80 levels of Deep Under the Sky, you have to fire off spores from your jellyfish to capture the nests scattered around the level. Only after you've implanted your seed in all of them do you get to move on. There are also bonus stars hidden throughout the level that are considerably harder to reach. The mechanics of directing the spores around the level change over time—sometimes you jet, and other times you grapple and swing. It's all controlled with a single button though. It's all about timing.

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The graphics are gorgeous in Deep Under the Sky, and there's a soothing ambient soundtrack. It's just not the sort of game you come across often, and there are no in-app purchases to be found. You buy this lovely little package and it's yours forever. And really, how many games are there about alien jellyfish reproduction? I'd wager not many.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    This game kinda reminds of flOw for PS3

    • Henrique Persechini

      BTW, a pitty flOw was never released anywhere other than the PS3

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Well they couldn't. Thatgamecompany had a 3-exclusive-game agreement with Sony, which ended with Journey

  • Michał Kumor

    It reminds me of Rayman games for Android. Rayman has two buttons, instead of one, but the physics look really similar - the jump, slides etc. But that's just my opinion.

  • Balu

    It sounds similar to Waking Mars.

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