Dream of Pixels

Dream of Pixels Press Kit

Quick info

Dream of Pixels
Action Puzzle
  • iOS Paid - $2.99
  • iOS FREE - IAP ($2.99) - Unlock + remove ads
  • Android FREE - IAP ($2.99) - Unlock + remove ads
  • Windows Phone - Try+Buy - $2.99
Store links:
Dawn of Play
Press Kit
Noodlecake Studios


Dream of Pixels is a beautiful falling blocks puzzle game.

The brilliant twist on the old classic is the unpacking of tetrominos in place of the usual packing. Simply tap on the descending grid to unpack the tetrominos and watch them spin, rotate and drop with gravity. Clear the lines fast enough or it's - dream over.


  • Beautiful ever-changing visuals!
  • A brilliant twist on an old falling blocks classic!
  • 5 modes: Classic, Puzzle, Pro, Nightmare and Shattered Dream!
  • Zen Puzzle mode to slow down, relax, and think about it!
  • Amazing music, matching the visual experience perfectly!
  • Challenge your friends via the new Game Center CHALLENGES!
  • Share ANIMATED screenshots on Twitter and Facebook!

Gameplay Trailer

iPad 3 Screenshots

iPhone 4 Screenshots

iPhone 5 Screenshots

Android Screenshots

Windows Phone Screenshots

How to play

Tap on the descending cloudy grid to unpack tetrominos and watch them spin, rotate and drop with gravity. Score points by clearing whole lines - the more lines you can clear with one move, the exponentially larger the score. Clearing the lines also merges the grid above and below those cleared lines.

You can tap anywhere and the game automatically finds a good fit of a tetromino within the grid. Fine tune the selection by dragging your finger along the grid before releasing.

The unpacking itself can be somewhat tricky - the selected tetromino needs to find its way out of the clouds by moving, turning and even twisting to some extent, but not jumping over other blocks.

It may seem simple at first, but careless unpacking quickly results in a mess of floating blocks of less-than-tetromino size. Merging the floating blocks back with the grid to enable unpacking them again is only possible by clearing the lines between them and the grid above.

The real depth of the game comes into play when going for the score. The only good way to do it is by clearing as much lines with one tetromino as possible which leaves only one tetromino most capable of that - the infamous I-piece.

For a further increased gameplay depth, white tetrominos appear in the colored clouds - free them unharmed, and score some valuable bonus points!

Game modes

  • Classic - the original endless unpacking game
  • Puzzle - more than 50 puzzles, no descending grid, no time limits, just thinking
  • Pro - Classic, but starting at level 9 - faster with more points per line
  • Nightmare - starts with floating blocks, clear them all up as quick as you can to win
  • Shattered Dream - Classic with randomly placed holes in the grid



Selected Quotes

  • "... a developer like Dawn of Play comes along with a delightful surprise like Dream of Pixels, one of the dreamiest gaming apps on iTunes."

    Kotaku, Mike Fahey, kotaku.com

  • "The sheer addictiveness is more than enough to warrant a purchase but the wealth of bonus modes (especially Puzzle) make it a no-brainer."


  • "If you’re in the mood for a fantastic falling blocks puzzle game, then I highly recommend you drop everything that you’re doing right now and buy Dream of Pixels."

    AppAdvice.com, Christine Chan, AppAdvice.com

  • "... you'll immediately fall in love with what is arguably one of the finest titles not just on mobile, but gaming in general."

    Modojo.com, Chris Buffa, Modojo.com

  • "Dream of Pixels is fantastically clever, and I would dare to say that it’s an even better gameplay experience than [the classic]."

    PadGadget.com, Juli Clover, PadGadget.com

  • "Dream of Pixels is a game that takes the Tetris concept, turns it upside down and adorns it with some dreamy graphics."

    mashable.com, Stan Schroeder, mashable.com

  • "If only I could look up and touch a tetromino-filled sky... Until then, I thankfully have Dream of Pixels."

    toucharcade, John Polson, toucharcade.com

  • "Wow, that is indeed a brilliant game design!"

    Jason Rohrer

  • "Just watching the trailer I can feel years of pent-up stacking tension slipping away. So lovely."

    Kotaku, Mike Fahey, kotaku.com

App Store customer reviews

  • Game of the year potential 5 stars

    by Alcedes

    Wow, amazing reverse tetris gameplay. Music, sound, graphics, ambiance, it's got it all. Oh, did i mention the gameplay and different modes? best .99 you'll ever spend. This has serious Game of the year potential. 10 Stars!!!

  • Lovely game 5 stars

    by pacalin

    In the first 5 minutes of gameplay, I relocated to the couch so I could nestle into a comfortable spot where I plan to remain for a long, long time. The soothing sounds coupled with the dreamy interface make for the most relaxing puzzle I\'ve seen. Beautiful.

  • Brilliant and addictive 5 stars

    by anonymous

    Very addictive and fun game, love the colorful and relaxing setting. Forget Tetris, this is the game youve been waiting for!

  • The quintessential puzzler 5 stars

    by JMattM

    This is one of the best puzzlers released on the store in some time. Be prepared to play over and over again as it's that kind of game. The modes are great and the design, beautiful. This is one dream I don't want to wake up from.

  • So Very Awesome 5 stars

    by Natephish

    Dream of Pixels is everything I thought it would be: beautiful, relaxing, and tons of fun. I'm often disappointed by games/apps I purchase without much thought, but this one did not let me down! New favorite iOS game for sure.


  • Dream of Pixels on Metacritic
  • Dream of Pixels on Slide DB
  • Dawn of Play on iPhone Qualityindex, November 2012         Dawn of Play on iPhone Qualityindex, December 2012


Developed by
Dawn of Play
Game design
Žiga Hajduković
Jan Hadžić
Matej Jan
Samo Pajk
Sound Effects
Tom Lemajič
Januš Aleš Lužnar
Dejan Čosić
Tom Lemajič
New Wave Syria
Urša Golob
Rok Pezdirc
Puzzles and Modes
Jan Hadžić
Žiga Hajduković
Rok Jamnik
Matej Jan
Samo Pajk
Jernej Petaros
Gregor Petrin
Urban Puhar

About Dawn of Play

Dawn of Play is an independent game development studio and an amazing team of gamers since childhood. Led by passion we give birth to fun and innovative games.

We believe in gameplay before bling, skill before luck, fun before patience.

The Team

The Team
Left to right:
Samo Pajk, Urban Puhar, Gregor Petrin, Žiga Hajduković, Rok Jamnik, Jan Hadžić, Jernej Petaros, Matej Jan


Studio name
Dawn of Play
Razum d.o.o.
Gozdna pot 7
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia, Europe