Light Keeper for the BlackBerry PlayBook - a free, fun afternoon time-waster

By Joseph Holder on 20 Aug 2011 02:03 pm EDT

Light Keeper for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a simple game with no more of a goal other than to get a high score. A light goes on in a window, you tap the lit window, the light goes out, and the game continues. In print and in the description at BlackBerry App World, that hardly seems to be an entertaining game. And had I just played the first few levels - there are 25 in all - I might agree with that statement.

You see, the game is not as simple as turning off a light. There are several pitfalls to avoid. Tap a window that isn't lit? Lose a life. Tap a window with a person in it? Lose a life. Leave the windows lit for too long? Lose a life. You only have three lives in a level, so you have to be stingy with your mistakes. As the game progresses there are more windows to tap, more people hiding in them, and the windows turn on and off much more quickly. By the time I reached level 14 - again, out of 25 - I was using both hands to play the game and cursing up a storm at my slow reflexes.

Light Keeper is a fun, free way to while away a few minutes on your BlackBerry tablet. It may not be the most complex game on the PlayBook, but its simplicity is fun.  Now, simple does not always mean easy, especially with this game. You'll need all your concentration and reflexes working at their max in order to make it to the final level. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to try yet again to beat level 15...

Light Keeper for the BlackBerry PlayBook is available in all countries except South Korea.

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Light Keeper for the BlackBerry PlayBook - a free, fun afternoon time-waster


I really loved this game from the first day it was out. It's really nicely implemented and becomes challenging as the levels go on. Its lots of fun :)

LOL - no offense to the author of this game, but I find it quite amusing that after featuring EA's Dead Space, we next profile this game. Talk about night and day. Still, it's an amusing game but, honestly, I hope that there's more coming from EA and other mainstream publishers soon.

I've had it for a week already and I think that it's pretty darn addicting actually. Joseph is right on the money here. Not complicated, just a great time killer.

I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Mr. Holder, your voice is amazing.

PS : Please write a review of the 9850/9860, your opinion matters more than you think to us Storm users!

EDIT: Wait wait! You sound EXACTLY like the narrator of that part on making dinosaurs in Jurassic park! Yeah, when they are all sitting down and its about the frog DNA and stuff.