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by Fallen Tree Games
Rated: All Ages
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,676 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.90
  • Fixes for Android 5.0 / Lollipop

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0055SWM08
  • Release Date: June 14, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,676 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Enjoy challenging puzzles with all-encompassing, Zen-like gameplay
  • Collect pearls in as few moves as possible
  • Learn how to use the elements of your environment
  • Progress through more than 80 levels
  • Earn hints and awards

Product Description

Quell captivates and enchants the mind with challenging puzzles and all-encompassing, Zen-like gameplay. The critically-acclaimed Quell boasts more than 80 levels of ingenious puzzles, gorgeous graphics, and a custom soundtrack by renowned composer Steven Cravis.

You Are the Rain

Play as an individual raindrop within a unique puzzle design. You share the space with a handful of pearls, fixed in their positions. Collect the pearls in as few moves as possible, while avoiding obstacles or traps. The perfect move count is displayed in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Swipe your finger across the screen in the direction you want your raindrop to move. The raindrop cannot change direction while in motion, so movements are controlled and predictable. Swipe your raindrop to the left, and it will move directly to the left until it hits the wall.

Using the Elements

Each puzzle's environment differs from the last. Each puzzle has elements for you to use to your advantage, and some elements that you must avoid.

Many puzzles are surrounded by stone walls, while other types of walls allow you to continue through and come out the other side. Move through gates that only allow you to pass through once, or travel through ring portals. Always be on the lookout for ways to use your environment to help you solve the puzzle.

Avoid the spikes. You don't necessarily lose lives in Quell, but rather hitting a spike will burst your raindrop, and it will melt into the puzzle and blend into the background as water. Quell lives are eternal, and so is the gameplay. No loud buzzers. No Game Over. You just have to try again to move on. Completing a puzzle unlocks the next.

Windows to the Past

Upon launching Quell, you find yourself in the home of someone who doesn't seem to be present at the moment, however there is a presence. Small sparkles fill the air and invite you to explore. With the beautiful 3D graphics, you can't help but notice the dreary day, but you you can also see the beautiful tulips outside the window, boots by the fireplace, and the shadows cast from the wall sconce.

The bookshelves are where you'll be guided. Each shelf contains windows into the past. This is where your puzzles yearn to be explored. Begin in 1928: the earliest stage.

Awards and Helpful Hints

Along your journey, earn hints and awards. Hints occasionally pop up along the top and teach you how to use new elements in your environment.

As you progress through the shelves, Quell offers awards for certain milestones and accomplishments. Earning the Magpie Award means you've already collected 25 pearls. The Minimalist Award is won by completing three levels perfectly. You can also earn awards for less brag worthy accomplishments like the Scenic Route Award which is given to you for taking twice as many moves as necessary to complete the puzzle.


"A wonderfully simple and atmospheric puzzler"

"Unique, mature style, solid-puzzle gameplay, a perfectly judged learning curve"

"We certainly recommend it to puzzle fans"

Technical Details

  • Size: 30.1MB
  • Version: 1.90
  • Developed By: Fallen Tree Games
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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129 of 137 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining game with a unique interface April 10, 2012
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Honestly, I wasn't very excited about this game reading the Product Description of it. I figured I'd try it because it's the FAOTD, but didn't expect to like it. I am now addicted and have been playing it on and off for a couple hours.

The tutorial to get you started is really helpful and the in game hints (which you can turn off through the options menu) are great to introduce you to new hazards and elements. When you hit "Play" it takes you to a bookshelf that is labeled with a year and three picture frames. Click on a picture frame and there's four levels to play. It's a unique way to set up the stage select. The levels are fun, they add new elements all the time that keeps it interesting. It also tells you the minimum number of moves you can beat it in, so you can go back to try to get a perfect score. There are achievements you can get for various things and you can earn coins to unlock hints. The graphics are crisp and the music is good (but I always turn music and sounds off anyway).

The details are what makes this game 5 stars. It would be a fun game no matter what, but the extras make all the difference. Even if it doesn't look like a fun game based on the description, give it a chance and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
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718 of 797 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HTC Thunderbolt August 17, 2011
By Ardn
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I am ready to review this app on my own accord, you will understand my wording in a moment.

First the game, beautiful, simple, elegant, and just the right amount of difficulty for a casual player. With only one annoyance keeping me from giving it the 5 stars it deserves : the developer.

Yes, that's right. I don't want to join / like your Facebook, I will rate the app when I'm good and ready, and I am looking forward to the next game / level pack (whatever it is), but I don't need the constant reminders.

Update 10/22/11: So I had to factory reset my phone and start the game over, and it's still asking me to review the game, which I already did! And I can't make it stop! Argh, update the game already and remove the annoyance.
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577 of 642 people found the following review helpful
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Developers should be aware that there's nothing more annoying to users than nagware. We pay money to avoid such annoyances, not to be bombarded by them.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
By ljm
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I did love this game but they have changed the game AFTER purchase so that it can't be played unless you have internet access. I bought both Quell and Quell Reflect when they could be played off line. Why change the way the game plays? I am so disappointed because I really did like these games but now they are worthless to me. I will not buy anything from Falling Tree Games again. I'm sure there are many others who would like to change their 5 star reviews because of this - I wonder what other things (permissions) they may change?
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't let me play wo internet access January 17, 2013
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Not all of us have internet connections all the time. That is when you need a game the most and this won't work.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nag screens? September 25, 2011
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Edited my 3-star review after replay; apparently the update got rid of all but one of the nag screens, making the game much more playable. Without all those nag screens, this game is one of the best puzzlers for Android for aesthetics and challenge; and while the replay value isn't too high (once you understand the solutions it's not too tricky), I've replayed some levels a few times just because it's so nice to look at. Off to try Quell Reflect now and hope it's as good as the original (and has no nag screens!).
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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I only get FAOTD apps. And only ones with acceptable permissions which today seem to be few and far between anymore.

But there have been a bunch of apps lately that have acceptable permissions and change them after they are the FAOTD. Obviously I refuse to update but others need to be notified. Since I've now got a new phone, I'm going to lose the list of these offenders so I'm going through and doing it today.

This was one of my all-time favorite games. It really sucks to see this happen. The developers got greedy and destroyed it. They added the permission:

* Google Play Billing - View Network State... etc.

which also forces the game to be online to be played (or whatever they did to the game while adding this does that. either way... greed destroyed my all-time favorite time waster.) I actually had a tear... then uninstalled.
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183 of 219 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny! A++ July 2, 2011
By tharris
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Awesome game, great music and beautiful smooth graphics. I love it! Great replay value and game gets quite complex and fun! Addicting and beautiful, if you like puzzles and relaxing zen type games you will love it. One of the best games on Android now! very impressed by the whole package. Looks amazing on my Galaxy S Captivate. Ultimate puzzler, highly recommend to everyone.
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