iOS Pick: Auralux
Leo Laporte's app cap on iOS Today 273 is Auralux by War Drum Studios, LLC. This is an abstract and simplified real-time strategy game. When the game begins, you and your opponent have equal resources. You'll need to command your unit with clever tactics, and the only way to win is through strategy -- quick reflexes won't help in this case. The game's very minimal graphics consist of clusters of dots that represent people and planets. You'll have to decide where to send people to invade and take over your opponent.
The game provides a relaxing and cerebral experience by featuring slow, floaty graphics. The game pulses to the rhythm of ambient music, and each action you take emits pleasant and soothing sounds.