Headspin Storybook Bits

Headspin Storybook is a basic matching game, except that the images on the left side of the screen need to be mirrored on the right. It’s very simple and approachable, and wrapped up in an undeniably “neat” package.


If you ask me, pop-up picture books are too rarely an inspiration for videogames.

The bits:

  • The storybook theme is instantly recognizable, and it’s the perfect setup for the left/right duality that serves as the base of the gameplay.
  • The backgrounds and moving people have the same cutout look as the interactive parts, which is a bit confusing. I realize that the confusion is the intended result, but I don’t think it’s necessary. The level timers are already fairly short, and the extra visuals are distracting enough by themselves without mimicking the interactive objects.
  • The positions/object lists and their flipped values are randomized. This provides decent replay value and prevents levels from being too easy the second time around.
  • The sliding timer indicator and the flipping animations are true to the game’s theme and provide inexpensive but fitting effects.

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  1. #1 by Tom S on May 25, 2009 - 10:50 am

    Cool little game. Thanks for the link.

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