Play One Line. Draw a line to protect the man from the bees in this game with hundreds of levels.
One Line, a strategic, science-based puzzle game, requires that a player carefully draw line shapes to create objects needed to help male, in-game characters. The game puts each man, including a youth, a bespectacled office worker and a viking, in increasingly hazardous and scary situations in which they're trapped or unable to act because of deadly obstacles, including metal, spiked balls that rain down from overhead and angry, swarming bees. That said, the game doesn't only place men in nightmarish scenarios. As the player progresses through hundreds of levels, they also receive a variety of typically non-deadly tasks, such as catching a floating balloon.
On every level, the player receives a tricky request that they can only fulfill by drawing a line or shape. In one level, for example, the player might need to draw a circle around a danger to create a shield that protects a man. In another, they might need to draw the circle around a man to shield him from an enemy. Although one level might require that the player use a circular shield, another level might require a short, vertical line wall that stops a threat, such as a bullet shot by a thief.
One of the biggest problems that a player faces is attempting to create a horizontal or vertical line or shape that won't harm a man in some way. For example, if the player draws a circle around a threat, they might accidentally create a bubble that rolls and bounces hard against a man, which results in his death. When dealing with bees, they might need to create a box shape around a character because other shapes crush him or allow the bees to gain access to him.
One Line isn't a difficult game to master once the player starts to think in terms of geometry and physics when crafting shapes. In fact, many of the solutions are incredibly simple. If the player becomes stuck at any time, they can also request a hint that shows the exact shape they need to draw. To win a level, they must keep a man safe with a drawn shape for three seconds.