This is probably how Geostorm came about: at some point a year or two ago, a bunch of Warner Bros. executives were sitting in front of a dartboard marked “big American concerns,” trying to decide what their next disaster film should be about besides digital tsunamis and improbably exploding buildings. On the dartboard: terrorism, climate change, natural disasters, worldwide political conflict, the Democrats, the Republicans, Donald Trump, isolationism, globalism, hackers and identity theft, technological changes, scientific overreach, family tensions, and adorable kids getting separated from their beloved doggos. “How many darts do we throw?” asked one exec. “Eh, this seems like a lot of work,” said another, to cover up the fact that he…
While we’ll have to wait and see how upcoming disaster movie Geostorm pans out, we can play the game right now and it’s actually . . . pretty good? It’s a tactical puzzle game much like Lara Croft GO and its kin, and that’s a good thing.
The puzzles can get tricky right off the bat, so we’re here to help you out with a few strategies for getting through the early stages of the game. Let’s get to it.
Geostorm is an upcoming movie about a network of satellites designed to control global climate that go rogue and start attacking Earth, which of course allows the film to offer a variety of unnatural natural disasters. The movie is releasing later this month, and today we got Geostorm [Free] the game, a turn-based puzzle game tied to the movie. In Geostorm, huge natural disasters play a part in the puzzle gameplay. The story of the game revolves around three members of the Dutch Boy project, whose purpose is to gather and transfer essential data to the International Space Station. This data is the only thing that can stop the hijacked satellites from destroying the world bit by bit.
The game launches with three chapters, and a fourth one, which will conclude the story, will release later this year. Geostorm, which is Apple’s game of the day, will remind you a lot of Square Enix’s GO games, and that’s definitely a good thing since those games are perfect mobile puzzle games. So, don’t ignore this game just because it’s a movie tie-in. Geostorm is out now on both Android and iOS and is free-to-play.