Eye vs. Eye and Kern: iPhone Games for Designers

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

As much as I love iPhone apps, I haven’t really gotten into games as much as other types of apps (social networking, productivity, photography, music, search, etc.), but these two games from FORMation Alliance might change my mind. Both are perfect for designers and visual people.



EYE vs. EYE Is an intense color-matching duel that pits you against an opponent in a race of color accuracy. Challenge all comers and build your reputation for chromatic perfection.

2-players face off on opposite sides of the play field. A random color, the Target, is presented momentarily. Each player uses red/green/blue sliders to try and reproduce the Target color as closely as possible in a limited amount of time. Each player’s color is compared to the Target and a percentage of accuracy is scored. The higher score wins. A series of games determine the highest average color accuracy. An infinite number of games can be played in a single contest.

2-player simultaneous contest mode
Solo practice mode
Play with your own soundtrack


Download EYE vs. EYE at the iTunes store for $.99.



KERN is a minimalist typography experience challenging you to precisely place a missing letter into a falling word while avoiding any unnecessary ligatures! Practice and prove your typographical acumen with a score that gives new meaning to point-size!

A random type-centric word with a missing letter appears at a variable point size. As the leading begins to shrink, you navigate the missing letter to the proper space and release it’s handle to lock it in place. The placement accuracy is measured and your score is calculated based on the size of the type, the leading height, and the perfection of placement–all measured in points. If you miss by too much and form an unnecessary ligature, one of your five ligature tokens will be lost. Lose all five ligatures and your game is finished. How many points will you Kern?


Download KERN at the iTunes store for $.99.


  1. FORMation
    February 13, 2009

    Thanks so much for the kind review!  I am the designer and developer (along with my programming partner) and we are thrilled when people “get it”.  You rock.

  2. Emily Chang
    February 19, 2009

    Good to hear from you guys. Love your work. Keep it up!

  3. Jessica
    April 6, 2009

    OMG!!! I love these!  Downloading Now :)


  4. AlexG
    April 19, 2009

    Guys from FORMation Alliance rock!