Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Parallel Puzzles

by dylanwolf - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A match-3 game with two connected boards.

Click an empty space to drop the next block.
Click a block to flip it between boards.
Click the flip button to see the other board. (This doesn't count as an action.)
Match 3 in any direction to clear. Clear the board to win.

Used: Unity, 2D Toolkit, Audacity, GIMP, Ludum Dare Resources (

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Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:21am

this was fun. I actually cleared the screen. I though that it was pretty cool that you could flip the tiles from one world to the other. It was like playing 2 games at once.

donan says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:01am

Fun game ^^

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:52am

It's not always clear, but I can understand :)

ahmedmohi says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:31am

Decent game and kinda fun , I think it will be nice game but will need some instruction i didn't notice the flip button and what it do the first time

JaJ says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:31pm

Great concept! It took me 44 turns but I cleared the board :) I liked the background music too.

peejaygee says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Enjoyable game. 67 Moves for me to clear both boards... :) [KGD]

vinull says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:22pm

It took a few plays to get what was going on, but is a pretty cool concept and take on the theme. As always, dig the art style and music!

pythong says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:37pm

i think the 'falling down' animation was a bit annoying when you put a new block at the beginning of a free column. other than that, solid entry

EMAK says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:31am

fun match 3!

Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:58am

Nice idea. Really enjoyable!

kyru says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:59am

A good take on the match 3 genre using this theme.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:05am

Thats adictive.. 56 movements the last time! Im very bad playing but.. I played 5 times! Lol

Tom 7 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 2:04am

Fun! I thought the graphics (though it bothered me that the rightmost column is kind of behind the frame) and music were great, and it wasn't a chore to finish off the board. It was pretty easy, though. Maybe it'd be an improvement to have some kind of hindrance.

Slowian says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Fun to play. An improvement would be if the blocks placement was blocked after board is cleared. Because currently it adds more actions.

dunin says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 5:11pm

interesting remake of match-3.
need something to make it more challenging (time or limit the number of actions until the next match...)
(and an end screen)

metalchouchen says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 4:36pm

Like the idea, very relaxing game :)

mrexcessive says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Hi there. Like the design, UI and tiles. The gentle music also nice background. Found the constant need to flip sides fairly frustrating, I get that's the point, but perhaps could show both sides at once (within same square somehow (miniature in middle ?) or its just flip, flip, flip... Good solid puzzle!

INC$D021 says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 5:47pm

Very good.. 57 moves to clear the board. :)

arhpositive says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 2:31pm

45 moves and clear. :) Nice twist to the genre and fits the theme perfectly. Solid entry. Well done. :)

AtkinsSJ says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 2:32pm

I really like the art and audio for this, it feels really cosy. The game mechanic is cool, even if it is yet another match-3 game. ;) Took me a while to realise I could place blocks as well as flipping them, and it would be nice if it detected when you win. But overall, pretty cool! :)

DarkCart says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Took a little fiddling to get it to work in Chrome, and took a while to figure out, but I like it. Sort of reminds me of Tetris. Good job!

raddevon says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 12:52pm

Love the music! Your interpretation of the theme was refreshing. It bent my brain a little but in a good way.

jukimv1986 says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 9:49pm

Clever puzzle. Would fit great on mobile. Well done!

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