Parents' Guide to

God of Light

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Soothing puzzle game blends light and physics.

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GOD OF LIGHT certainly is a soothing game, thanks to its wonderful soundtrack. It offers a new take on physics-driven games by tasking players to aim beams of light onto different mirrors to make them reach a destination (and players collect the obligatory gems on each level). Where the app falls short, though, is in its control structure, which is less precise than you'd expect, which can make it hard to aim the beam of light where it needs to go.

Also, although the game is, for the most part, good about not pushing in-app purchases, its insistence that players unlock every gem on every level to continue playing without paying is especially off-putting, since it charges an upfront fee in some versions. There's also not a lot of replayability here; once you've completed a level, there's little incentive to try again.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Players can pay real-world cash to unlock "fireflies" (which offer hints) for prices ranging from $1 to $4. If players do not unlock enough crystals as they play, they'll have to pay to unlock the next levels of the game for $3.)
  • Release date: February 27, 2014
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Playmous
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up
  • Last updated: January 23, 2019

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