Rickle is a stacking game that supports charitable causes
Normally stacking games rely on the chaotic and frantic nature of trying to keep a rickety structure from falling, but Rickle takes a much more meditative and calming approach. He also adopts a philanthropic approach, part of his income being donated three major environmental charities.
It means you can save the world while playing casual mobile game. Talk about an irresistible proposition.
Rickle’s gameplay couldn’t be simpler. On the screen is a slab of rock against a beautiful backdrop of Monument Valley. Rock slices identical to the one on top of the stack continue to slide from left to right, and you have to tap the screen when each slice is directly above the tower.
If you mess up and leave a piece of rock overhanging, that section is cut. This in turn reduces the size of the target you are aiming for, making it progressively more difficult to add layers on your turn until you have reduced your available rock to a knife blade or needle point, how much you’re basically cut out for.
There are three types of consumable power-on that you can use to extend your attempt, helping you achieve your own best score. Alternatively, you can simply navigate the game at your own pace, unlocking new worlds each time your accumulated point total reaches the required level.
If you keep plugging in, you will unlock all the worlds at the end. It’s just a matter of speed. Updates to add more locations are also planned, with more surprises in store – meaning this is a game you’ll be playing for the long haul.