HAL Laboratory’s first mobile game is out today

Part Time UFO looks super cute

It’s fun to see companies like Game Freak (Pokémon) and HAL Laboratory (Kirby) branch out with original smaller-scale games every now and then. Part Time UFO is exactly that — it’s an object-stacking action puzzler in which a sentient UFO with an extendable claw has come to Earth in search of friends.

HAL first launched the game last year in Japan, but it’s only now ready for a wider release on iOS and Android. Part Time UFO is available today for $4. The physics-centric design is simple enough, but the charming execution helps set it apart. Even just the screenshots are expressive.

I hope there’s more to come from the company’s mobile division.

Jordan Devore
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