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Gnomish Miners

by nimblegorilla - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The Gnomish miners are collecting gems. Try to collect as many as possible before the mine fills up.

Inspired by Ingenious/Einfach Genial.

Update: I reduced the board size from 11x11 to 9x9 so it fits better on smaller resolutions. Please leave a comment if the game layout doesn't look right on your screen. Thanks!

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eugman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:31am

Very well implemented game. Although I do have to mention that it seems to borrow heavily from the boardgame Ingenious.

Anoarith says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:34am

Really cool puzzle game :D ! Reminds me of the boardgame Einfach Genial.

Too bad it's not color-friendly :(

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:35am

Cool concept, and a polished interface. The rules were still a bit unclear at first (do the colors have to be uninterrupted in the row?), but I still felt like I accomplished something when I finished, even with a score of 0 : ).

Thanks for putting this up!

pichifino says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:36am

Is a good idea and a good game but I do not see the connection between the game that give the topic

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:36am

Interesting game, I like the concept behind it. The graphics are simple, but effective.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:36am

Very creative game!

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:03am

The graphics are nice and very smooth. The gameplay was fun, addicting, and sometimes mind-bending. Great job :D

HybridMind says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:42am

I've never played the games you mention inspired this, but the concept seems interesting. The random number generator screwed me a bit though on the score system. Since it produced very little blue hexes during my playtime, that was my lowest scoring gem. This is well polished, but I find the connection to the theme very missing. Yes, you called this a mining game, but that seems like merely a nod to the theme.

GreatBigJerk says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:43pm

Very cool puzzle game! I hope you keep going with it. It'd be really slick on mobile.

ZQMony says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:22am

This is a addicting fun puzzle game.

Ellian says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:27am

Very well made. Nice concept, especially how the final score is calculated. Simple and effective!

uRLgR3y says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:27am

Simple and fun.

ruerob says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:19am

It was really fun to have an eye on the numbers to raise the lowest color and not to block the other colors at the same time. Nice game. Thank you for that entry.

Cambrian_Man says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 3:07am

Well, sure it's a cool puzzle game, but where are the beards!?

petrih says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:03am

Well done!

lowcade says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:18pm

was very similar to the real game.
I didn't get where is the theme?

badlydrawnrod says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:18pm

A good, single player interpretation of Ingenious. I liked that a lot. A little off theme, but that doesn't matter. Nicely done.

lorniebear says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:18pm

Very fun, and easy to play

Chronoberry says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:34am

Great puzzle game

May 6, 2014 @ 2:21am

Very well-implemented; the game played quickly and beautifully, and was a very interesting concept.

I found the theme to be a little bit of a hindrance in understanding the game -- I wasn't really sure why gems were being re-mined, why the sources tiles don't get included, or indeed where the gnomes were. Certainly a game I'll enjoy coming back to, though.

eskivor says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 3:27am

good potential

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