It seems that the games for Windows 8, Windows 10 are getting better and better, and of course more diverse. I remember the time when I got my Android smartphone, and one of the first games that I’ve installed on it was the elements game. You know, the one where you have to create different elements from the four basic elements: air, water, earth and fire.
Doodle God is something similar to that game, but with better graphics. The basic principle of the game is the same: combine the four elements to create new ones and then combine those to create others and so on, you get the idea. The game has a free version and paid version, but I’d recommend playing the free version first, to get an idea about the game.
Doodle God – First impressions and game experience
After installing the game, I quickly hopped in the saddle and started playing. Although it looks like an over-sized phone game, it retains the image quality and flowing animations that we are used to from other games. When entering the game for the first time, you get a quick story about the creation of the elements, and then you arrive at the start screen, which looks very appealing.
When first starting the game, you get only the four basic elements, but once you start combining them, they quickly grow and group into categories. You will notice that you have 15 categories in the game, and a total of 135 elements (I’m still at the first stage, so there are still more to go). After completing the first stage (you complete this stage when you’ve discovered 100 elements), you can advance to the next one and the game progresses as before. I should warn you that even if the game seems easy at start, you are in for a surprise once you’ve past ~50 elements.
By then, there are numerous possible combinations which will make your life pretty hard. Luckily you have the hint button ready to give you some hope. By clicking on it, it will show you two elements that you can combine, but each element has sub-elements, and you still need to find the right one. After playing for a few hours, I noticed that the game is no longer a relaxing pastime, but a battle with your knowledge to find out what you can combine to advance.
This being said about the gaming experience, I will add that the game has pretty good graphics, the animations, although simple look very crisp and the overall game move very well. I do, however recommend that you play this game on a touchscreen device, or at least with a mouse (the digital trackpad of the laptop is not a good solution).
Here is a quick list of what I liked about the game:
- Very well designed user interface
- Good graphics
- Possibility to share progress on Twitter and Facebook
- No ads, but only a dedicated page with other games from the developer
- Very responsive
I very much enjoyed this game, and if I were to recommend a game for someone who needed to pass the time, then this one would come to mind very quickly. But know this: arm yourself with patience before going on a journey of discovery such as this, because you will often feel the urge to throw your device against a wall or through a window. But all things considered, I like the game and I recommend it to everyone!
Update – DoodleGod growing
DoodleGod has received its last update in 2014. Trying to satisfy the public (more than 100,ooo,ooo players around the world), they made a bunch of improvements to the game. Here are some of the most important :
- Now the game is available in more that 15 international languages
- New survivor quest
- New reactions with existing elements and episodes
- Improved mini-games for arcade fans
- New artifacts available
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December, 2012 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.