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by fakeyou - Jam Entry

Threading is a simple puzzle game where you connect the colored dots. The twist is that when you connect a dot you continue on the opposite side of the board. Here you continue to thread the dots until all the dots are threaded.

Are you up for the challenge.

Click any dot to begin the threading, click another dot that can be directly connected without overlapping any other dots or lines to thread a dot.

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Lucio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Mamma-mia! This is hard!! Love it!

7elephants says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:07pm

I liked it. Good concept. Downside: Not that replayable.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:10pm

Grats on the game! I won, but I found it pretty hard to keep both card sides in mind at the same time. Can't say I really knew what I was doing. Didn't have any problems running the game.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:19pm

Very smart game. Hard, frustating, but fun! Simple audio would improve the mood.

MattV says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:11pm

Interesting game, I felt like I didn't really know what was on the other side which limited the fun for me (made it more random and less interesting). I guess I could have focused really hard, drawn diagrams, and tried to figure out where to move next.

PapyGaragos says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:31pm

That's a clever mechanic, I like it. Is there a way to peek on the other side without actually making a move? It feels a bit random on the first move, and you need to plan ahead if you want to complete a level

fakeyou says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:22pm

I'm planning to make a more polished version with a way to look at the other side before making a move

Thorig says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:47am

Great idea and nice execution. I hope to make a puzzle game a good as this one one day.

pLaw says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Very interesting and innovative concept. I like the minimalistic presentation. Nice work!

May 2, 2014 @ 7:29pm

This was a really fun challenge. It seemed so easy to start but the last moves can be tricky. Great concept, although it might only connect to the theme with just a thread. A few of the circles showed up as 2 half circles, and it took a minute for me to realize that didn't have any gameplay effect.

jsspiegel says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Really great and smart concept!

Garris says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:11pm

This is a tough puzzler. Very well done. Really good incorporation of the theme, and fun to keep playing.

Dreii says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:16pm

Oh, I won! wasnt sure what I was doing untill halfway through but thats a nifty little mechanic :)

May 3, 2014 @ 7:17pm

I really like this concept. I noticed a few times it would tell me I'd lost when I clearly had at least one move left. Other than that, really cool puzzle game.

May 3, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Very interesting idea, but I felt like most puzzles were actually unsolvable (unless I'm doing something wrong). The backside always is missing 1 circle, and sometimes (all the time?) that forces you to lose. I even had a board full of greens and a single red before, when it asked me to connect the red, of course I lost. Either way, it seems like there is always going to be an odd number of some color.. Is this actually beatable?

I also noticed, after a while, that there is white text on the screen after you run into a losing move. Pretty much impossible to read, only noticed over the bits of the colored circles.

Great idea that could turn into a really fun and unique puzzle game. Some relaxing music once this is polished up would be a nice touch, I think.

May 3, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Very innovative use of the theme.

Photon says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Managed to beat it once. Definitely a cool little concept you have here, although personally I found it a bit more dizzying on the memory than I may have liked. Still very creative theme usage and gameplay though!

monsterkillu says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:49am

At first i was skeptical about how it would fit the theme. Then i played it. Wow. very interesting puzzle game. One thing i recommend is to add a button or something so that i could flip it as much as i wished to see the possible moves (or a faded preview of whats on the other side etc).

elefantopia says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 3:02am

Clever game.

Managore says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 3:03am

Wow, what a great game! I absolutely love the idea! I wish it was possible to look at both sides at once, but I know that's something you're looking to improve.

oldbean says ...
May 22, 2014 @ 10:16pm

Fantastic game! One suggestion: I love the puzzle aspect of it—is there any way to keep it from starting a brand new game? I would love to go back and retry a failed attempt and beat that particular manifested scenario than just trying a new one each time.
Thank you, this is such a cool, great game! :)

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