Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 01:10 am



Shadowmatic is one of the best $1.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by TRIADA Studio LLC, Shadowmatic is a Family game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 15th January 2015 with the latest update 22nd April 2020

Whether you are a fan of Family, Puzzle, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


1,850 people have rated 2.5

You can download the game Shadowmatic from APP STORE.


** Apple Design Award Winner **
** App Store Best of 2015 **

Shadowmatic is an imagination-stirring puzzle where you rotate abstract objects in a spotlight to find recognizable silhouettes in projected shadows, relevant to the surrounding environment.

“Other Worlds” is a chapter of Shadowmatic with over 30 levels in 3 unique thematic environments: Ancient Worlds, Music and Space. The chapter is available as a separate purchase.

The game combines stunning visuals with relaxing and captivating gameplay.

On your journey to discover the right solution you will stumble upon many unexpected and infinitely varied silhouettes.

The game features 15 rooms, each flavored with unique concept, atmosphere, and music.

“Simple to the point of beauty, and beautiful to the point of becoming a work of art, this is a game you won’t want to win, because you won’t want the experience to end” – Pocket Gamer

“It’s fun, it’s unique, and it’s the perfect type of game to show off to people who typically don’t play video games, as it’s almost like an interactive piece of art” – Touch Arcade

“It’s always awesome to see a breathtaking, unique, and thoroughly innovative puzzle game pop up on the App Store” – Macworld

“Full of whimsical puzzles and thoughtful designs, Shadowmatic is a delightful and captivating iOS game” – CNET

“’Fantastically original’: Shadowmatic works modern-day wonders with the ancient Chinese art of shadow puppetry” – The Guardian

“It’s like a mind-bending shadow-puppet spectacle” – TIME

“This game requires you to look at things a little differently” – Washington Post

The game includes a system of hints. To enjoy the game to its fullest, however, we recommend resorting to them on rare occasions only.

Assistant Button.
The Assistant button in the upper right corner will help you solve the puzzle by gradually rotating the objects in the correct direction. When you press the button, Hint-Points are used

Every room in the game features its own music arrangement, adding up to the distinctive atmosphere and feel in each. The music is best experienced with headphones, and is available separately on iTunes.

— More than 130 levels in 15 unique environments
— Gorgeous graphics
— Secondary objectives
— Assistant Button
— Nonlinear level progression
— 3D parallax view
— Achievements
— Arcade Mode
— Synchronization with Apple TV

** The game is optimized for every iOS device separately (starting from iPhone 4s and newer), however it’s best experienced on the latest devices.

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Triada Studio is a computer graphics and animation studio with over 20 years of industry experience. Shadowmatic is the company’s first project that bridges its vast computer graphics experience with an experimental in-house 3D engine.

Updated on 22nd April 2020

  • Assistant Button.
    The Assistant Button helps you to solve the puzzle by gradually rotating the objects in the right direction by approximately 30 degrees, allowing you to guess the silhouette or tap the button again for another 30-degree rotation. You can continue tapping until the puzzle is solved. When you tap the Assistant Button, Hint-Points are used.

  • Hint-Points Store

  • General improvements

Shadowmatic Reviews

Best game to play on the planes while flying. Time flew so fast! Thank you!

This has to be the most imaginative game we’ve ever had the pleasure of playing, not to mention the 2nd level mind bending puzzle you will want to find and solve. We had to write the designers of the game for those clues, which added a level of challenge for us, which we loved. Our only complaint if youd call it a complaint is when will the next update arrive, we used to check weekly then monthly and now yearly our excitement is waning. So please, if theres going to be more updates could you make them soon. We have received a pretty bad prognosis and would really like to enjoy the newest update while we can, we’ve been told these type games are a great form of stimulus for our ailments. We just really want to let your designers know what a great game theyve made along with a grateful lifelong fan of Shadowmatic!!

First the negatives. We paid $3.99+tax for the game. We paid another $.99 + tax for hints. We also paid &1.99 + tax for the other part of game. We would prefer to pay at one time for the game. If we are purchasing a game the hints should be free. A one set price would be better. Most of the really good games we purchased are like that. The positives about the game. Very challenging Tricky Kept our interest Background music was nice Graphics good Themes were helpful In order to complete the puzzles we had to cheat some and look at the finish product to have an idea of what we were building. It was still all the above even with the extra help! We gave it the Five Stars because it was fun – a little too costly but fun!

We really enjoy playing that game.

Great app to develop solving skills and the music is so relaxing! We love it!

Was looking for a puzzle game and this was not at all what we had in mind, but glad we found it.

Its a really good game we respect it and we love it, but the fact that we paid for it and it has the most simple annoyance is a bit irritating. Please fix the fact that it doesnt always register the picture if its not perfect because we’ve sat here for a while before tryna get it when we have the picture right but we have to inch a little piece over the smallest bit.

Great game but what about the south paws who hold the phone in their right hand and have to rotate the objects on the right side? Should be an option to reverse the image with the shadow on the right side.

If there are instructions, they are well-hidden.

We love a good puzzle game, but this is maddening. Even if you manage to memorize the multiple gestures required to manipulate the objects to alter the shadows its still far too complicated to enjoy. Note the last stellar reviews are from years ago. Deleting, despite having paid for the app.

Definitely one of the best puzzle game. Relaxing background music, loads of levels, challenging secrets and so on. Highly recommending this game.

We love this game – we play it over and over again. We really hope they make more levels.

One of the smartest games we’ve ever played.

Super addicting. Challenges us. Great to pass the time at work lol.

Great Concept and Great Game. Very addictive.

Our go-to time killer. Fun, intuitive, provides a challenge without being painfully frustrating. Unfortunately, we have a bad habit of holding our breath when Im close to a solution. Dont do that.

Watching shapes made from shadows, making tricks with the light is perhaps mankinds oldest games. This updates a caveman past time to challenging, creative modern art. Highly addictive, highly recommended.

Shadowmatic is an awesome game. This app/game can be challenging but a lot of fun. Look forward to seeing other apps from you. Thanks so much.

Inventive idea, easy to learn, simple to play. Our only complaint is that the control for clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation is finicky.

There is some black edge on the latest iPad Pro, it would be great if it is full screen.

Was excited to play this on the Apple TV but it currently does not launch.

Great game, needs update for new iPad Pro resolution. There are black bars on all sides of the display.

Unable to pause/resume. It does pause but the vast majority it restarts the game rather than resuming.

This game is supposed to be relaxing. But it quickly becomes frustrating and annoying. The shapes become so abstract, you have no idea what shadow theyre supposed to make. And if you do figure them out, the feeling is not very satisfying. We cant recommend it, and wouldnt buy it again.

Bought this app. Played it once for a few levels and then the next day selected it to play with our son and the app would not open. Deleted, downloaded again and same thing. The app wont open. Even tried opening it from the App Store and it didnt do anything. Very disappointing. Could be a great game for parents and kids to play together.

Very unique and therapeutic like. The theme changes are fun too. This is the only thing we spend our spare time on.

We love this game. It doesnt really even feel like a game its so hypnotic. Actually the word sweet comes to mind, like playing with shadows as a kid on your bedroom wall. Time sort of suspends and wonder takes over.

Graphically the game is amazing and the challenges are great. Great puzzle game.

Its nice to get away from a busy day and focus on something else. Relaxing and refreshing!

This game is something that isnt too hard and can be relaxing. Its very fun but hard enough that makes us want to play more.

Shadowmatic is a really good game and we understand the $4 price tag, but really, we have to pay another $1 to get more levels? If people pay $4 for a game they shouldnt be paying more money for the full game.

Its a very entertaining and original concept for a game.

We were actually disappointed when we finished most of the levels (theres one pesky one thats got me)! This game is great, you rotate pieces to create a silhouette of an object. Kept us enthralled for quite awhile. Please, PLEASE, make another one! So good!

New Other World. We solve yet no progress bar with lights and dings to show how close to solution.

Really neat idea here. Could be a little less picky when youre so close to the solution, one more nth of a turn before you solve it is a tad frustrating. But other than that, love it!

You need to fix level 6.6. We know its a lock and we have it set yet it will not align up with the loop on the lock. Both the pieces that you can move dont want to cooperate.

We usually like these kinds of games, but this one lost us quickly.

Wonderful game, make your imagination sparkle.

We love this challenging game that helps you think outside of the proverbial biz as you twisty shadows to form a shadow image.

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