Games for the weekend: DEVICE 6

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend.

DEVICE 6DEVICE 6 ($3.99 Universal) is a story-based mystery that will initially have you wondering why more adventure games aren’t text-based. As you begin reading the dialogue, you slowly begin to realize that the text itself is part of the puzzle.

DEVICE 6

The game wants you to follow along by switching back and forth from a fixed portrait to a fixed landscape mode, which means DEVICE 6 will have you swiping screens left and up, right and down in all sorts of different directions. One moment the text reads it should, from left to right, the next it is turned around ninety degrees and…

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