Blackout for the Vita released – A refined version of Lights Out to play on the go!
As more time passes, the Vita’s becoming the ultimate mini (or toilet) game console as there are a lot of great and somewhat polished mini-games to play. This time, developer
Blackout is a clone of Lights Out for the PSVita with a pretty good amount of polish. Lights Out is a pretty popular game in which you must toggle lights on and off to have a fully dark screen. While it may sound simple, it’s not that easy since when you press a light, the adjacent lights also turn on/off so you must think before making your next move!
This clone has the following features:
- The grid is 5×5 so you have 25 lights per puzzle that you have to take care of.
- You control the game with the touch screen by touching the lights you wish to switch, so this is yet another way how you can utilise the touch screen (official Vita games don’t use it enough…)!
- The game has a decent UI that displays all the controls and the amount of moves (and record moves) you did in that particular puzzle.
- There are 50 puzzles to play so you won’t get bored that easily even if you plan to play it for quite a while.
This game is yet again written in Lua, a somewhat easy to learn programming language that allows developers to create decent homebrew without a huge amount of effort. It seems that the interpreter used for this game is ONElua.
To get this game, you have to download the VPK from the link below and install it on your PSVita (with DownloadEnabler via the Browser). You may get it directly from your Vita or through your computer/mobile device and copy it over! Any issues should be reported to ‘dragaron’ on the GitHub link below in the Issues tab.
Blackout readme (more info): https://github.com/dragaron/Blackout/blob/master/README.md
Download link: https://github.com/dragaron/Blackout/releases
N.B: I doubt it’ll be available on VitaDB because of Rinnegatamante’s issue with the ONElua devs so don’t hold your breath.