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Mad Shapes (for Windows and Mac) Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Mad Shapes (for Windows and Mac)

Collect all of the shapes in each level by placing identical shapes on the playing field. Use power-ups to change the gravity, shape and size of objects.
User rating: 132 (36%) 237 (64%) 18 comments

Mad Shapes (for Windows and Mac) was available as a giveaway on April 21, 2012!

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Collect all of the shapes in each level by placing identical shapes on the playing field. Use power-ups to change the gravity, shape and size of objects.

  • Cool puzzles about funny faces!
  • Unlimited addictive levels with different approaches,
  • Achievements and highscores,
  • Highscores and awards.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7


Xing Interactive



File Size:

7.21 MB



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The game is about twice the size of previous giveaway , more levels ? , still difficult enough to entertain for a basic game. really enjoy these light on resources; things can still run without impact on system performance and supposing no effect on power use , especially if laptop or other battery powered types. Thank You.

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Thanks Bob, I didn't get the chance to check yesterday, so didn't realize more levels had been added. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't usually give thumbs down but I did this time> I'm sure glad I didn't pay for this game. I found it to be very boring. I know I've played it before - not sure where - but it seemed a lot less interesting this time around. Thanks for the free trial but I won't be keeping this one. Sorry guys!

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Reply   |   Comment by Buckleysmom  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OK, it dl fine on my laptop (Win7 x64). I'm not real fond of these games, so it is no surprise that I am stuck at level 5 (LOL). I'll eventually work my way thru it or throw something at my laptop!!! There are lots of small soft things around my desk just for that reason! Thank goodness the music can be turned off. The graphics are so-so. I'd give the game a 6.

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Reply   |   Comment by firstnonna  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is this the same version that was given away on 7/24/11? If so, it was a good game while it lasted.

Reply   |   Comment by darthyoda6  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

looking forward to another classic tomorrow please!!dont let us down.really spoiled over the last few weeks , really , i will give you this game as a restbite, nothing else.Return or resime normal service please, mr moderator.

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In no way would I ever let the community know what's coming up w.r.t. games, but I can say we have a new developer on board who created one of my most favorite indie games of all time (to date), they have never given a game away before now. I don't know when it will be given away yet, but it will be over the coming weeks. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ami  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What is the version of the game today?

Reply   |   Comment by Pubear  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wondering why the negative reviews, it's free and install wise, it's one .exe file in the directory.

No registration hassles or spyware at all.

Gameplay is easy to figure out and fun.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for the MAC version! I hope you continue to offer Mac versions for games that are available in that format! I had hoped that last week's hidden object game would also include the Mac version, but unfortunately was not. Thanks again for this week!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Croq  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A Mac game... Yipeeee.... even though it is rather short.

We need more mac stuff :)


Reply   |   Comment by George  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A simple game but a fun one. We are used to having an included tutorial in most games to show us how objects interact. This game lets you discover object interactions on your own through trial and error. I think, in this case, it adds to the game. As for improving the game, I think Whiterabbit's list is pretty much complete.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok Win 7 x64 Ultimate SP1. Full screen w/ side borders or windowed mode (default). Can turn off music, basic menu. Decent little puzzle game. Nice feeling once solve a level. Just did first 5 or so to get sense of it. Only the one executable so run anywhere w/ shortcut.
Don't expect great eye filling candy but the game is still fun for what it represents to the mind. Haven't played all levels so don't know if need more of those or an editor but as is 9/10 for genre.
Thanks guys. And double thanks for pointers from WR to Wing C Saga. Loved the original. Second one just so so. Interesting to see how Saga goes - is a 3 GB d/l so expecting a decent quality to it. Haven't had chance to read any reviews so will just dig in later.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This game for me was actually challenging. The graphics and music may not say much, but the puzzles had me wondering more than once. I think a problem of this game is the levels are too finicky, especially the ramp ones. If you don't click exactly right you won't get all the shapes.

I looked through the Flash file, and all the levels are stored as clips, so there's no easy way to load new levels. For size comparison, the inner Flash file is ~2.5 MB while the EXE in total is >7 MB.

If you like Hitab Games (the developer) games, they have a couple of games in development. There's Mad Shapes 2, which is only a developer test version with no playable levels, and something called "Saws Walker", which seems like a playable game. Play it here: http://www.hitabgames.com/games/walker.html.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and installed on Windows XP quick and easy with no problems.

Rather short game but looks and plays nicely.

My only comment is that one more hint or some instructions would have helped me get past a few levels (like the ability to use the next shape while the previous one is in play.)

Thanks to GGOTD and Wheemplay!

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Reply   |   Comment by Jim G  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded, played a couple of levels. Seems to work fine. Not really fond of these types of games, they don't hold my interest. Would suggest adding options on start menu instead of game level. Would be nice to have a full screen option as well as sound. Would rate it an overall 5.

WR...still trying to get onto the forums re last week's game. Waiting for second response from tech. Did the unforgivable and forgot my password and even what account I used to set it up. Old timer's disease, I guess. Won't let me reregister because I already exist! :(

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Reply   |   Comment by CabLady  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and ran on Mac without a problem. Took me longer to scroll down to here to post a comment than install it. Not sure I can add to the first post as it seems to have covered everything. Thanks as ever to Game GotD for providing a Mac version.

Reply   |   Comment by timeball  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Second @2 Jackie - Wheemplay games are simple to install and great fun to play!

I downloaded this one or the precursor and found it great fun - The physics are quite ok. Not perfect, but it is a great deal (free is fantastic or the .99 is still good for the hour or two each family member may take to complete it!

Reply   |   Comment by Thaijay  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Games of M/s Wheemplay are easy to manage as there are no complicated installations and contain only a single file. Games are good.

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mad Shapesl>:


The game downloads to a 7.5Mb zip file that unpacks to a read me and dual activation and setup file. The game installs to the following path by default, but you can change the path during the installation wizard if you wish:


As with all Wheemplay games the games executable is installed directly into the games folder with no associated files. You will need to create your own shortcut for the game. It works on XP, Vista and Win 7. To uninstall just delete the installed executable. There are no registry files associated with the game so you won't be able to uninstall using windows own uninstaller. I'm not sure about Revo Uninstaller Pro as I've still not installed the copy I purchased last year.

Problems installing or activating:l>

If you have difficulty downloading or activating the game you can try again later or do one of the following - for example once downloaded when you click on the dual activation and set up file you may get the message “Failed to connect. Please try again later” If this happens try re-booting your modem and/or router, failing that reboot your computer or clear out the internet cache, in particular the cookies for the game giveawayoftheday then re-try.


Grab items, collect crystals and avoid touching bad guys! Submit highscore and get awards!


• Cool puzzles about funny faces!

• Unlimited addictive levels with different approaches

• Achievements and highscores

• Highscores and awards

Reference accessed HERE Dec 25th 2010

This image was captured from the browser version of the game. The downloadable version we get has all of the levels unlocked at the start of the game

If you get stuck there are Walkthroughs available for all 25 levels which can be seen via two video’s HERE you can also find both videos on you tube:

Levels 1-13:


Levls 14-25:


There is now a Mad shapes 2 with 30 levels which you can see via the following video:



You can see a slideshow of about 15 images HERE. These show the first several levels, plus level selection screen and main menu.

The Game:l>

Mad shapes is a simple flash based physics game where you have to match colored shapes using the environment and various power ups to move the objects together. There are only 25 levels available, but they should keep you occupied for an hour or so (dependng upon how quick you are at solving the puzzles and whether you are aiming to get a high score to upload to the developers high score tables. I was able to upload my high score at any level when playing the browser game, but it appears to be locked in the downloadable version. As you would expect with any puzzle game, the puzzles get progressively harder as you progress; that said, I found them very easy and powered through several levels in a matter of minutes.

The aim of the game is to match colored shapes with their corresponding colored shape that you'll find somewhere in the level. The objects you have to match appear one at a time over the mouse pointer so make sure you select the correct match otherwise you'll need to restart the level via the button to the left of the playing area. you can restart a level at any time and replay any levels as many times as you wish. To complete most levels you'll need to use the various power ups such as 'speed up's and 'gravity changers' to complete the level. Each level is timed to count backwards from 100 seconds, in increments of 0.1 seconds (you'll see the counter whizzing down from 1000). The quicker you solve the puzzle the more points you will get.

The game is very colorful with nondescript music which can be turned off via the level selection screen. When first starting the game you'll find that you can play any of the 25 levels in any order you wish because they are all unlocked. Once you've completed a level there is an indicator next to the level number in the levels section that shows you which levels you've played. If you play the free browser versions of this game only the first 5 levels are unlocked. Every time you complete a level a new level will be unlocked.

There are two videos available that cover walkthroughs for all the levels. Unfortunately you have to watch up to 13 different solutions to find your own because there isn't any individual walkthroughs.


Although you can play this game online at a multitude of browser game sites (just Google Play MadShapes), the advantage of downloading today's gamegiveaway rather than playing it via a browser is that you can play it offline at any time, play it in full screen or avoid any possibility of pop-ups and malware from rougue sites.

Despite the sparcity of levels, the game is well suited as a fill in game when you need a short break from work or other larger more complex games. The levels are easy enough for children to play, yet challenging enough to give any adult a few minutes of distraction.


Game play - 7 + 7
Graphics - 7
Music - 5
Replayability - 4

Because to most users game play is more important than the other categories I've doubled the game play score to 14 out of 20, which skews the final score slightly higher to 30 out of 50 which equates to a score of 6 out of 10.


1) ... Include a levels editor (25 level's is just not enough)
2) ... Combine all of your flash games into a single compendium of arcade games.
3) ... Add different backgrounds to the game
4) ... Linked to the above - create different stages with different environments
5) ... Include achievements and awards
6) ... At least double the number of levels


If you have any problems installing today's game please go HERE for help.

If you're looking for something other than today's game check the didimatic site via THIS link for some brilliant deals. Gamersgate has a great sale on at the moment with loads of games 75% off and Steam has a couple of excellent deals as well, for example the Mount & Blade franchise - you can get all three games for $7.50/£6.25 (75%); there's also 40% off the latest Jagged Alliance game (only released in February). You can get Aqua Pearls for free from Realore this weekend and, if that's not enough, check out the Game Discussion forums HERE for details of other games either free or on deals. For example, I've just posted details of a superb 3D space game called Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn which is totally free. There's still three or four Indie bundles,on sale (two of them new) called the Be Mine 2 bundle which has has Killing Floor, Plain Sight, Sol Survivor, The Baconing Madballs in Babo: Invasion and Beat Hazard, all for around $5 (but worth over $50) or the Indie Fort Bundle with Kenshi, Steel Storm, Wanderlust, Devil Whiskey, Black Market, Cardinal Quest and Puckbang. The Indie Royale spring bundle which contains Ballistic, Depth of Peril, Inferno, Slydris, Tobes Vertical Adventure and Unstoppable Gorg; and the Humble Botanicula Bundle that contains three of amanita's games namely Botanicula, Machinarium, Samoraost 2 plus Kooky and Windosill. All of these bundles are pay what you want up to a point. For some there is a minimum, but we are talking $5 or less. Of course there's loads more games to find via the didimatic link above.

A Request for helpl>:

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.


Whiterabbit aka Stephen


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