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MacRumors
May 24, 2011, 01:37 PM
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MacHeist (http://macheist.com/) has just released (http://toucharcade.com/2011/05/24/the-heist/) their first foray into the world of iOS games with the release of The Heist (http://appshopper.com/games/the-heist) [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-heist/id424724418?mt=8)]. This $0.99 game comes with 60 different puzzles to solve amongst four different types of puzzles. These puzzles all involve familiar mechanics, with three hinging on sliding blocks around in different ways and a fourth that's a strangely abstract version of sudoku. Solving the puzzles disarms a vault's defense system, allowing you to get to the prize inside.MacHeist has been a promotional partner with MacRumors in the past and is best known for its Mac app discount bundles. Their promotions have always been wrapped in some sort of puzzle/game element.

The iOS app follows the same basic idea, but this time offering it wrapped in an iOS game with a prize awarded at the end. TouchArcade reports that the ultimate prize is a Steam code for a PC/Mac game worth "substantially" more than $0.99.



Article Link: MacHeist Launches 'The Heist' - A Puzzle Game with a Prize (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/24/macheist-launches-the-heist-a-puzzle-game-with-a-prize/)



arn
May 24, 2011, 01:39 PM
(so while macheist has been a promotional partner with MacRumors in the past for bundle sales, this story's just been posted for interest, and not part of any sort of promotional deal)

nutmac
May 24, 2011, 01:41 PM
I am intrigued but before I spend $0.99 on the app, I would like more hints on what the prize will be. The game itself isn't that interesting enough to me spend money and time.

Edit: I just read that the prize is a Steam code. Not interested.

hankolerd
May 24, 2011, 01:50 PM
Is it for Portal or Portal 2? If the latter I will get this for sure! I already own Portal though. :apple:
EDIT: Also just want to say that the game in question actually looks very well done, props to them!

AndyMoore
May 24, 2011, 03:03 PM
The MacHeist forum reports that the game at the end is Eets (http://store.steampowered.com/app/6100/).
A Mac and Windows game which sells for 5.99.

LastLine
May 24, 2011, 04:02 PM
Looks fun - I'm in.

cooldaddybeck
May 24, 2011, 05:31 PM
Sweeeet. Macheist 3.5.

:p

hankolerd
May 24, 2011, 06:57 PM
The MacHeist forum reports that the game at the end is Eets (http://store.steampowered.com/app/6100/).
A Mac and Windows game which sells for 5.99.

Aah I see. Their page said "Our cake is no lie", so it made me assume Portal. :apple:

Altervarks
May 26, 2011, 04:51 PM
The MacHeist forum reports that the game at the end is Eets (http://store.steampowered.com/app/6100/).
A Mac and Windows game which sells for 5.99.

As an update it is Eets...the game is quite fun, Loved the spin on sodoku.

Nuc
May 26, 2011, 11:55 PM
Was easy to beat the game... At least you get a prize, even though I may never play the prize game...

Nuc

LazyMacGuy
May 27, 2011, 05:55 AM
Clever puzzles. Fun regardless of the prize

Dagless
May 29, 2011, 07:41 AM
... for Eets? Ouch!

johndallas999
May 29, 2011, 11:12 AM
Fun at first, get's old fast though....

Dr Kevorkian94
May 29, 2011, 09:17 PM
fun, the only one i didn't like was the wires because i had to think too much lol.

bobnugget
Jun 1, 2011, 05:13 AM
There are in fact two prizes - if you complete all of the puzzles, you get a discount voucher for the next macheist bundle! Hopefully this means there definitely will be a next macheist bundle.