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Wednesday, 9th November 2022 ◆ Suffering plus time makes art (5)

Puzzlescript is a simple-yet-powerful game engine for tile-based puzzle games. I've played some really cool games made in Puzzlescript (you can see an absolute wealth of creativity in the gallery), and I've been intrigued by it, but I've never actually tried making a game with it.



Saturday, 19th February 2022

In 2019 and again in 2021 some former colleagues and I (we call ourselves Feralites) participated in a two-day game jam. They were both a lot of fun, and so we decided to go for it again this year! We nicked the theme from Global Game Jam (Duality) and this time allocated two consecutive Saturdays to work on our games.


Puzzle Time: Shiftgrid

Friday, 1st May 2020 ◆ Dance has seen many parts come together (6)

Shiftgrid is a puzzle game similar to those slider puzzles you have probably played with. You have to try and recreate the picture by sliding entire rows and columns.

If the embedded version below doesn't work, try clicking here.

Slide rows and columns on the image below to recreate the picture. When you've completed one image, you can tap the image to move to the next difficulty.


Puzzle Time: Tessera

Friday, 6th March 2020 ◆ After moments, one and I see intricate tiling (6) ◆ Comments (3)

For today's Puzzle Time, I pull Tessera from my ever-growing graveyard of incomplete games. It's one I started making some time back, when I was learning Cocos2d-x, but as is often the case I never got round to finishing it. Regrets aside, I think it makes a perfect blog entry - so here is an example level, recreated with Javascript!

  1. Each cell can be coloured either red or blue


Puzzle Time: Crossclue

Friday, 28th February 2020 ◆ Look for stone or bronze, perhaps (6) ◆ Comments (2)

Welcome to the first installment of Puzzle Time, where I share some puzzle games I have made. Crossclue is like a wordsearch mixed with a cryptic crossword.

If you like cryptic crosswords, you can try solving using the clues and use the grid for hints. If you like wordsearches, try the other way around!

  1. Every letter is used once
  2. Words in the grid can go in any direction and can change direction mid-word