Blindfold Color Crush

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Description

Blindfold Color Crush is a fully accessible tile game that is inspired by Candy Crush and Bejeweled for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

The objective of Blindfold Color Crush is to remove as many colored gems as possible, by swapping adjacent gems, to get 3 or more similar colored gems in a row. You can set the game to identify gems as color names, such as red or blue, or fruits, animals or numbers. Each time you complete a level by removing many gems, you move on to the next level.

Blindfold Color Crush comes with a Beginner Game, a Standard game and a Timed Trial game.

Blindfold Color Crush was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Tile Puzzle and Blindfold Dominos.

Version

1.0.9

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

9.2

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

this app is very accessible and fun to use:)

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I love this game and its a challenge and quite eddictive and fun:)

Developer's Twitter Username

@blindfoldgames

Recommendations

11 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Anna Beige 1 year 5 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by David Standen on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I have all the gem packs and purchase the new ones as soon as they become available. I have my game set to random, and the variety of gem packs adds more player value to the game.

Submitted by MissThea on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hi. Still very much crushed out on Color Crush. I have all the categories now, except for the fantasy movie gempack. I'm still getting that "payment transaction failed. Unknown product identifier." Any ideas what that means?
The fantasy movies gem pack is an older one, so I don't know why it can't be purchased.
Also, I have a question. On beginner level, I've been known to get lots of tings in a row, even up to six matches. But I rely on game sounds to know which things match with what. This click-woop sound is what makes me a winner beginner.
But when it doesn't work, I'm in the dark. Any ideas why the click-woop sound doesn't work? Is there another way to tell what matches, in case it doesn't? I sure love making that thing 'ting', and I'm used to multiple 'tings', owing to this sound, which alerts me to matching things near.

Hi, David. I have mine on random, too. One minute I'm in a garden selecting flowers; the next, I'm touching fabrics. Do you play the standard or the beginner?
Do you also rely on that click-woop sound to tell you a match is close to whatever you just touched?
I remember when one went from one level to the next, there was a sound as well--a really neat one that you heard on random, so it kind of felt like you were travelling, and who knows where you'd end up? Were you also able to purchase the fantasy movie gem pack?

Submitted by MissThea on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

But don't the animated movies require copyright? Like all those Disney characters. And what about the Jetsons and the Flintstones? Don't they require copyright? Oh well, at least I know why I can't get it. Too bad. I really like Lord of the Rings, even if I don't know about the others.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Why won't this game let me remove more than three gems at a time? Am I missing something here? Please, help. Am tired of just being able to remove three at a time. Starting to think about deleting it from my phone. Getting frustrated. Maybe I have not gotten how to play this game yet. Lol. I appreciate your help in advance. Thank you.

This is also one of my favorite games. I've bought all but 4 of the packs, sports, Christmas, cars and the second set of birds. I may buy the cars one day but not the other three.
I keep telling myself this is the last pack I will buy then I buy another one. Lol.
I have only bought one pack that I don't like and will not play. That's the royalty pack.
I go through and pick the boards I'm in the mood to play and then put them on random and play to my heart's content. .

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Well, I'm still shocked. As I said, I don't know jack about sports, but it happened that I passed those levels faster than some of the others. Go figure.
Well, I've figured out a way to get more 'tings' in a row. Not only by use of the woop-click sound, but by looking at the gems above, below, to the right and left. If there seems to be a lot of one gem, I look for that particular gem which is accompanied by the sound.
I'm regularly getting multiple matches. This is on beginner mode, mind you, as I like a fun, relaxing game.
I wish I could post my scores to Twitter, as my game-loving son is on there, but I find Twitter very difficult to log into. After user name and password, they want you to solve a completely visual captcha, and enter some verification code. It totally ticks me off. I mean, this isn't the FBI, man!
So I guess I'll have to switch to Facebook. Except my gamester son isn't on FB.

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by Clare Page

I agree. I don't intend to play without the swap sound any more than I'd cross a street without my cane. LOL
It's part of the game, and I wouldn't want to see it without the swap sound, particularly since this is a tile game, but there are no actual tiles on the iPhone, which, except for the home button, is just a blank screen. I think it would be very difficult to play a tile game on a device where there are no tiles. If this were a board game, tiles could be easily felt. But lacking any real spatiality ... is that a word? ... I think the swap sound a necessary cue.

Submitted by David Standen on Thursday, August 31, 2017

I play a standard game and have the ting sound set to off. I experienced some difficulty in obtaining some gem packs once they became available but I was eventually able to purchase them.

Submitted by Smiling Bookworm on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by David Standen

I tried using the ting sound when I first bought the game but for me it was more distracting than helpful so I don't use it.
I liked when we could post our scores to game center. One time I got over 3,000,000 points in the standard game and tried to post it to game center and found out we could not do that anymore.
I play all the games but now I mostly play the beginner game when I want to relax and have fun trying to see how much I can remove at one time and the timer game when I want more of a concentrated challenge.

Submitted by Smiling Bookworm on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

David and MissThea have you played any of the boards in the three new packs?
Marty, the three new packs are not showing up in my selections list. Yet the purchases did go through.
Could you check on this please or tell me what I need to do to make them accessible?
Thanks.

Do they appear in the sample menu (new feature)?
Do they appear in the selection list screen?
Send me an email from the app, so we can fix this.

We found most users didn't use game center for posting - most just posted to twitter or facebook.

Hi. Know what you mean about frustrating games.
I hope this helps. I've gotten multiple matches, sometimes even moving 5 gems in one go.
Here's how I do it.
1. While flicking up and down a column, I listen for the swap sound. It's that click-woop sound that lets you know there are swappable gems where you are touching. Say you touch 'blue'. Wait a sec. If you hear that sound, double tap 'blue'. The kettledrum will start, letting you know you're in swap mode. Flick down, try double tapping. If it's a bad swap, flick up, immediate left, or immediate right, or below 'blue. One of those choices will give you a ting. To increase your chances of a multiple swap, swipe with two fingers up, down, left and right. There will be gems there. If, for instance, you find 'blue' and yellow' above, look for the next blue that can be swapped. I don't know how clear this is, but I hope it helps.
Thea

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hi, gamers. Do you feel CC works better when you're wearing the ear buds that came with your Idevice? Or do you play without?

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by Smiling Bookworm

Hi, Bookworm. That was one of my suggestions. LOL
I'm really into royalty, but the thing is, when I bought the royalty pack, I was, like, What the hell is a shahansha? I wonder if there's a way to get the voice to spell out any words one isn't familiar with.
Most of the royalty titles there I've never heard of.
Marty, where do you find this stuff? LOL

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by MissThea

When I get a suggestion for a pack, I look for as many subcategories as I can. That way, for example, with royalty, I can have 4 or 5 different sets of royalty, instead of just the 7 gems. I tend to find the info on wikipedia, unless someone else has a created a page with lots of information.
With the earlier packs, out of 35 items, I would break them into 5 different groups for example, and you would get the same grouping each time. With the more recent packs, I randomize which royalties goes into each group.

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

You said it a lot better than I did. Thanks. I get lots of tings, and often get four and five gems in one go. I just didn't know how to explain it right to someone who asked.

Submitted by MissThea on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hi, David. Just curious. What made you decide to play without the tings?
I get a total endorphin rush from them. Then again, I like that tiny bell sound, and when it comes with four or five gems swapped, it's the sound of victory.

Submitted by Smiling Bookworm on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by MissThea

MissThea, yeah I know. I never heard of most of the royals either.
If it was one or two boards mixed in with some other boards with say, king, queen, prince, princess, duke, dutches and earl together, you know things I recognize I'd like it better. Sure I don't know everything on some of the other packs I have but for me in that particular pack I know very little but hey maybe I should use it as a opportunity to learn. Lol.
Sense I can't have anything in my ears without them starting to hurt after 5 minutes or so and I play my games much longer than that you know my choice. Lol. .

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Thursday, August 31, 2017

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

That is exactly what I have been doing but, every time I try, it makes that honking sound telling me that the swap cannot be done.

Submitted by Smiling Bookworm on Friday, September 1, 2017

All my packs are working now.
I really like the new feature that let you hear what's in the packs.
I listened to the pack that has the ducks and although I thought I had enough birds now I also want that one and will get it soon.
Thanks. Marty.
Love this game.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Friday, September 1, 2017

Thanks a Lott. I didn't think I could carry a gem more than One Position at a time. I don't know why I didn't try it before. LOL. Thank you.

Submitted by MissThea on Sunday, September 10, 2017

I bought all the new gem packs, magical creatures, 9 packs of colors, etc.
Then I went on a days-long binge of Color Crush, with Random as my setting. I went through all the categories. When it got back to numbers, I felt something wasn't quite right.
So I restored the game, bought the new packs a 2nd time, etc., but no matter what I do, the new gem packs do not show up in my selectable packs. The last things I see before the random selection is the ducks, geese and swans.
What's up here, please?

Submitted by MissThea on Sunday, September 10, 2017

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

Marty, I can't send you an email from the ap, as I don't have an email account, but I'm having the same problem.
I don't know if my card was charged a 2nd time when I was told that I'd already purchased the packs that weren't showing, but did I want to get them for free? I pressed ok. I hope my card wasn't charged a second time. And where in the world are these new packs?

Submitted by MissThea on Sunday, September 10, 2017

In reply to by Smiling Bookworm

I guess I missed something. What new feature? I hope the new feature lets me find my missing gem packs.

Submitted by MissThea on Sunday, September 10, 2017

During my Color Crush binge, I discovered that, at least for me, the word packs were easier to get lots of gems in a row, and lots of matches in one go. (I often get 4 or 5 gems in a row, and up to 9 matches.)
The audio packs are harder, I've found, particularly the ones with longer sounds, such as some of the bird song and musical instrument sounds ones, which often last for more than a few seconds.
The word packs, which just say the names of things, I'm able to make that ting constantly. However, I'm still working on the audio packs.
Oh, sometimes I lose the swap sound, and have to close and reopen the game. Anyone have to do the same?

Are you using the latest version: 1.9.6
I made some changes in the new version to solve the problem you are talking about.
If so, and you cannot send me an email, do the following:

Here's what I need you to do so we can solve the problem.

1. Exit the game by going to the app switcher and shutting down the game.
2. Go into the SETTINGS app and look for this game.
3. In that screen, make sure REMOTE LOGGING are on. Record the device id also shown on that screen.
4. The next time this problem occurs, post your device id. Don't worry - it won't divulge any info about your phone on this forum - it's only 6 digits out of the 20 digit full device id.
5. I will look through the diagnostic log for your device id and try to figure out what went wrong.

Submitted by MissThea on Sunday, September 10, 2017

What to my wondering eye should appear, but an update. Solved all my problems with the new gem packs. Now I'm wandering among the dragons, demons, elves and vampires. LOL
Here's an idea for Valentine's Day. Terms of endearment. A gem pack as sweet as the candy. Don't you think?

Submitted by James Dean on Friday, November 17, 2017

The musical notes and Bells sound packs are available in the listen to sound packs section but I can’t find them in the upgrade screen. I can see all of the other ones except for those. Those are the two I really wanted. I am using version 2.0.5.

Submitted by Smiling Bookworm on Friday, November 17, 2017

In reply to by James Dean

The endearment pack also shows up in the listen to packs section but not in the buy screen.

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Friday, November 17, 2017

In reply to by James Dean

Bells are in gem pack 4.
Musical notes should be in Musical Instruments Pack.

Terms of endearment will be released around valentines day.
Let me know if you have any problems.

Submitted by James Dean on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ok, thanks for clearing that up.

Submitted by MissThea on Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hi. Anyone run into this?
I bought a Christmas characters gempack for two and change, but it doesn't show up in my available packs, even after I refreshed it. I didn't even find it in 'listen to gempacks' like I did with the terms of endearment.
I guess that one's coming out for Valentine's Day 2018?
Why can I not access the Christmas characters pack? In the upgrade section, it shows I've purchased it, but it doesn't show in my categories.
I'm really enjoying this game. I like matching things with similar things. I find the word packs faster to get around than the musical or sound effect packs. But I like most of all the fanciful ones: jewels, (too bad pearls didn't make it); candies; sounds of bells; magical creatures; royalty, Disney stuff like Aladdin.
But as I said, I bought but cannot access the Christmas characters gem pack.

Submitted by MissThea on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hi, Marty. I guess I'll need to find a way to email you from the ap. I did go into settings and turn on the remote login so the serial number shows up. But for the life of me, the Christmas characters and the terms of endearment don't show up. I'm glad about one thing. If one has already purchased something, one is not charged again, because the ap remembers. Hmm. I'll need to spend some time on this, to find out how to email you from the ap. I'm publishing my first novel this year, so that's taking a lot of my time. Plus, the book is the first in a series. But I could use the break, try to figure out why I'm not getting the packs I bought. This game really makes me feel Christmasy at any time of the year. I think it's because of the whole gem pack concept, and the game play, and the way similar things are put together, such as flowers, cats, candies, colors, etc.

Submitted by Lexi on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hi Marty, can you please make all the prices less expensive? Thank you

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