Daily Deals: Sipping from the Nile and Brixter
Born into a prominent, sophisticated Jewish family who spend time in Europe and live in the Middle East, author Jean Naggar’s coming of age memoir tells the story of her protected youth in an exotic multicultural milieu. To Naggar her childhood seemed a magical time that would never come to an end. But in 1956, Egyptian President Nasser’s nationalizing of the Suez Canal set in motion events that would change her life forever.
An enchanted way of life suddenly ended by multinational hostilities, her close-knit extended family is soon scattered far and wide. Naggar’s own family moves to London where she finishes her schooling and is swept into adulthood and the challenge of new horizons in America. Speaking for a different wave of immigrants whose Sephardic origins highlight the American Jewish story through an unfamiliar lens, Naggar traces her personal journey through lost worlds and difficult transitions, exotic locales and strong family values. The story resonates for all in this poignant exploration of the innocence of childhood in a world breaking apart.
Brixter offers an original approach to the classic blocks-style puzzle genre. This game for your Android device is a compelling brain puzzle that stimulates thought and challenges your coordination skills.
Block by Colorful Block
When you start playing Brixter, you’re given an assembly grid. In this grid, you’ll assemble groups of blocks with the same color in tile-puzzle fashion. Once you’ve grouped three or more blocks, and at least one of them touches the top boundary of the grid, a new shape is activated.
You’re not completely at the mercy of circumstance as you play, either. You can create your own shape and send it up to complete full rows as they accumulate on the upper area of the screen.
After a short learning curve, you’ll master the game functions and enjoy cruising through the levels. But don’t worry, you’ll definitely be challenged as the game progresses. And you can always set the difficulty level to match your skills (you’ll find this in the options menu).
No Colors, No Problem
If you happen to be color blind, you can still enjoy this game! It’s easy to enable Color Blind mode if you have trouble distinguishing between the blocks’ colors.
Brixter supports OpenFeint. You can choose to play against the rest of the world and save your high scores globally, or you can turn OpenFeint off through the menu and use the local high scores table.