Voodoo is a rather young video game studio, created in Paris in 2013, which has become specialized in puzzles and casual games, with a simple concept but tremendously addictive, hooking users on from the very first moment. Their catalog includes great hits of the likes of Snake VS Block, Fight List, Flappy Dunk or Paper.io. Their most recent creation follows suit to all the previous titles and has just landed on Android, in APK format, as well as iPhone and iPad, going by the name of Dune!.
You're probably wondering if it has got anything to do with the 1984 movie by David Lynch, based on the book written by Frank Herbert. Unfortunately, it hasn't, and neither with the real-time strategy game, Dune 2000, inspired by the previous film. The only common elements are the sandy dunes that are part of the scenarios of all these titles.
Keep your ball alive for as long as possible.
On this occasion, we're facing up to a fast-paced game featuring a ball made of glass or any other fragile material that has to overcome a series of steep dunes, just as if the game were set in Dune du Pilat. Our target is to add points to our score. How? By making the ball gain thrust on each dune and fly over the white bar on the upper part of the screen.
How to play Dune! on Android smartphones and tablets?
As you can imagine, it isn't as easy as simply running around at full throttle. We have to make our ball fly high but also land as softly and gently as possible, otherwise, we'll lose fragments of the latter until we finally destroy it. As you can see, its gameplay is quite similar to any other casual game featuring a motorbike or a buggy. For such purpose, we'll make use of three gesture controls to try to break our record:
- When the ball is on the ground, press the screen to make it speed up.
- When the ball is climbing a dune, let go to make it fly.
- When the ball is in the air, press the screen to make it slow down.
There's not much more to it but building up points is quite complicated although, as you play, you'll learn a few tricks to increase your score, such as making perfect landings. Downloading Dune! from Google Play is free but it comes along with a few annoying adverts that you can remove by paying the corresponding in-app purchases. You can also invest that money in buying stars that you can use to revive if you die just before beating your personal best.