Timeless Gems mixes match-three with board games on Facebook
Minneapolis, Minnesota based Soul and Vibe Interactive has released its first game, Timeless Gems, on Facebook. The title combines match-three puzzle games with a board game, as players are taken to the lands of Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz to meet a cast of familiar heroes and villains.
In each level of Timeless Gems, players make matches with gems to clear them from the board, with matches of four or more like-gems creating special bombs and boosters on the board. Dice symbols are also available, which, when matched, cause the hero character to walk around the game board in relation to the numbers on top of the matched dice.
Players earn coins as they travel around the board, as well as score boost items. Each level has a move limit and different final requirement, which may ask players to complete a number of cycles around the game board or earn a set number of points, as examples.
Players earn stars on each board, depending on their performance on these major goal objectives as well as secondary objectives relating to power-ups, making specific kinds of moves and more.
A lives system limits the length of a single gameplay session, and players can replay levels to earn missed stars or simply increase their high scores.