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by drstik - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Zenbox is a minimalist puzzle game. Fill the board with one or more closed loops by using your rake while avoiding the stones.

Click / drag to make tracks. Right click erases tracks.

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acronaut says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:39am

Love it!
simple enough yet hard to master!
love the grass! :)
pretty chill.. zentastic!

lpcustom says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:41am

Challenging like a game should be! I like it. I'm not good at it, but it's a great idea!

CagedRat says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:45am

I like it! At first I was frustrated by having to redraw connections that didn't meet up properly, but I came to like it a little. The angle makes the back rows awkward.

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:46am

Very cool! I definitely got my Zen on :)

Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:47pm

Very nice! Sometimes a little buggy (if you screw a path, it is hard to make the same shape appear again to connect with the previous path), but overall, very good!

PTSnoop says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:40pm

When you're starting a line, it's quite hard to make sure you're starting from the right direction. Slight changes often took longer than they could have done - slightly frustrating. But then, if I'm getting frustrated it's probably my own fault for not being Zen enough. :)

Apart from that, a very nice puzzle game! I like the vaguely Go-style aesthetic of the stones.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:17pm

Is there only one level ? Because when i make the first level in only one loop it takes me back to the main screen..

Khaldrin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:23pm

Very nice one. I like the idea as well as the presentation - the background with the moving grass is simply amazing and really contributes to the athmosphere. The minimalistic music fits the theme. Maybe a quiet sound for the rake shoule be in too? Tracks get sometimes messed up when trying to correct small mistakes but being patient is maybe zen like. Nice contribution :)

ericlass says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:26pm

Nice game. I liked the challenge.

drstik says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:48pm

EdoMiyamoto: The placement of the stones is random, so it's a little different every time you play.

fullmontis says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:14am

I like the idea, but using the mouse for this isn't simple. Still, great puzzle game that perfectly fits the theme.

Alucard J says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 11:40pm

Very challenging, controls are a learning curve but if you lead in from the last section then it all comes together. The terrain and music fit very well, perhaps something for the future could be a hint mechanic? Well Done =]

cmjd says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:21pm

It's a pretty cool game, I love the music and the looks of the garden, nice work :)

mrexcessive says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:19pm

That is excellent fun, fairly straightforward to win/complete a level, but gentle on the mind... nice one!

May 4, 2013 @ 5:45pm

I am stuck, is there always a solution ? however, nice concept, perfectly in the theme

MinionStudios says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 6:20pm

Fun to come up with new patterns and it rearranges the rocks every round. I like it!

May 4, 2013 @ 9:27pm

This is great idea :D (if quite difficult)

May 4, 2013 @ 11:06pm

I like the idea, but the controls are very frustrating.

Saturnyn says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:48am

Art is really nice, concept is cool too, but it could use a "You win" screen or sound ;)

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