Jumpgrid is aptly named, as it’s about shuffling a gamepiece around a grid with swipes of your finger, all while collecting an assortment of nodes before you swipe over to the portal leading to the next level.
Don’t expect to zone out, though, as Jumpgrid is frickin’ intense (although you can slow the speed if needed). The whole time you’re collecting these nodes, you’re also dodging sliding and rotating barriers, either by vaulting past them or simply staying ahead of them. You’ve got to be quick, too, as some of these can slam into you barely half a second into a round.
Some puzzlers are relaxing even when they’re challenging, and this month’s Ordia falls into that category. But Jumpgrid is addictive for the opposite reason: It keeps me holding my breath, and every victory feels like a narrow escape. If you somehow don’t find the normal mode intense enough, Jumpgrid also features speedrun and infinite modes.