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Skyward has a great-looking 3D style (pictures)

At first glance it looks like popular puzzle game Monument Valley, but the similarities stop there.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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Skyward

See how long you can last tapping your screen at the right time to make two dots continually move forward.

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2 of 6 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Get ready!

Tapping on the screen causes the rotating dot to take a step. If you wait long enough for the circling dot to perform two complete rotations, the level ends.

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3 of 6 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Patterns

You're rewarded with patterns after earning so many points. The pattern in the middle of the screen was earned at 20 points.

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4 of 6 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Climb vertically

Another example of a level in Skyward where the dots are required to travel vertically, and a couple of squares with examples of tools on them.

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5 of 6 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Ads!

This is an example of the full screen ads that randomly appear in-between games.

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6 of 6 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Aya Studio

The about screen is the only additional screen found within the app. Everything else revolves around ads or the various levels.

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