NetEase shows off two new monetization-free artistic games
NetEase was thrilled to unveil two new completely free to download games that are fully monetization-free. That’s right the new titles, Lunar Flowers and The Beautiful Dream app purchases. Store exclusive 2D puzzle games, and are set for release later this year.
David Ting, General Manager of NetEase North America, had this to say, “Lunar Flowers and The Beautiful Dream represent our passion for sharing NetEase Games’ creative talent, culture, and art with gamers around the world. We’re releasing these games completely free to celebrate the artistic capabilities of our development team in China as well as the depth of our title slate.”
First we’ll take a look at Lunar Flowers. This is a single-swipe puzzle game that, as NetEase puts it, “sends players through a delicate, moonlit world where they must ride a dragon, drift across a tranquil sea, and climb a stairway to heaven to guide a princess through her magical dream”. It will sport several levels of brain teasers and challenges while treating players to a beautiful original music score.
Next up is The Beautiful Dream, which is a 2D, color-based puzzle game that tasks you with guiding the hero across the bounds of life and death in order to reunite with his lost love. The Beautiful Dream is based upon the classic Chinese poem Peony Pavilion, and utilizes traditional Chinese art in each intricate puzzle that is based on colors, shapes, and the seasons. The Beautiful Dream will also sport various mini-games to enhance the replay value.
Will you be picking up either of these puzzle games when they release? Or will you give them both a pass?