Shadow Move is a free app that I hate. I should probably confess that the apps that I hate are usually the ones that challenge me the most – quite often demanding some kind of spatial acuity that I seem to lack. Also in this category are the apps that become addictive, that I stay up late at night trying to problem solve my way through to the end. I have not stayed up late, yet, to work my way through Shadow Move. But the weekend is quickly approaching, and I foresee an evening spent trying to wrestle some shadows into submission.
The concept of Shadow Move is simple. Turn the object in the center until you can replicate the shadow pattern in the top left of the screen. Initially, many of the challenges seem impossible when one first views the object to be turned. But, rotating it slowly can usually help you to get an idea of what direction is optimal.
I was playing this app on my iPad at my daughter’s dance studio, and had three 10-year-old children watching over my shoulder, giving me advice on which way to turn the object. They asked me the name of the app several times so they could download it on their own devices when they went home.
Shadow Move is a great app for developing spatial and problem-solving skills, as well as perseverance. It reminds me a bit of Pictorial, another fun, spatial reasoning app. For other apps that I have recommended, you can click here for an archive of my posts on apps, or you can also visit my Pinterest boards.