Inks is a pinball game with a difference. Instead of chasing high scores you’re trying to paint the level, hitting different pads to unleash splodges of paint. Hit all the pads and a portal opens up and you can move on to the next challenge.
It’s a slow-paced, strangely meditative experience, and a new version of the game has just landed on Apple Arcade. It’s called Inks+, because apparently all the games coming out on Apple Arcade at the moment are something+, and you can grab it for free as part of your AA subscription right now.
Here’s a trailer for the game’s original release, because there doesn’t seem to be one for its Apple Arcade version. Imagine there’s an extra + at the end of everything here and you’ll get the idea.
The game is developed by State of Play, the team that’s also responsible for Lumino City, paper-folding gem Kami and the excellent Apple Arcade-exclusive narrative adventure South of the Circle. So it isn’t just gorgeous, it’s pretty darn smart as well.