‘Civiballs’ Puzzles Through History on Windows Phone

HeroCraft, developer of ridiculously adorable games like Wonder Wood and Tiny Token Empires, invites you to take physics and history for a silly spin in their mobile game Civiballs.

You play as a young scientist-explorer, who wants to retrieve priceless artifacts from lost civilizations for study and preservation. You also play as his pet monkey, who just likes to steal bright shiny things like fabulous jewels. Together, they go back in time to visit three of the most compelling ancient civilizations – the Romans, the Vikings, and the Inca.


 Once securely in the past, they find that the only way to retrieve said artifacts (and steal said gemstones) is to engineer complex and often wacky contraptions, which will cause colored balls to drop into containers of matching color. It makes sense in context. Can you figure out the best use of the items? From crossbows to cannons, sawn logs to statuary, you must learn to use the objects together in order to attain your goal.


Civiballs puts this madhouse physics romp against a backdrop of colorful, delightfully cartoony graphics. It may seem goofy on the surface, but it will compel you to think carefully and consider new ways of looking at old things. You’ll employ gravity, combustion, and propulsion in methods you’ve likely never contemplated.


Released in April on Google PlayCiviballs is now available on the Windows Phone for just $1.99 USD. Whether you’re a physics master, a history buff, or someone who never excelled in either discipline, prepare to be challenged in ways your high school teachers never dreamed. Be sure to also check out HeroCraft’s other game offerings on their website, as well as keeping an eye on their Twitter and Facebook accounts for future fun.

Laura, to borrow a phrase from Metal Gear Solid 3, has one good eye and can still fire a gun. She refers to herself as a "video dame," and has been an avid gamer on various platforms since she first picked up a Pong controller over 30 years ago. She takes great delight in explaining different games to her husband.