Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Tethernum²

by Eigen - Compo Entry

Your objective is to achieve a single color for the whole board.

By clicking on a hex you cycle its color along with all of its neighbours. By observing the connections and overlaps you can work out the order in which to click to solve the board.

Or you know, just randomly click around and hope for the best ;)

This is a spiritual successor to my last LD entry but with updated gameplay and visuals. My goal was to further simplify the simple concept that I developed last time round. I hope you enjoy it!

Be warned - it's a toughie!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#186Innovation3.70
#217Overall3.57
#391Graphics3.35
#505Fun3.13
#674Mood2.81
#809Audio2.20
#905Humor1.73
#1026Theme3.09
#1987Coolness30%

Comments

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50am

This reminds me one of the old games I played that achieves the same thing. It's simple, it's good. I like it!

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:14am

Very sleek looking game! I had a hard time understanding the mechanics but I think just a few tweaks or simpler starter levels would have helped with that.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:25pm

Hi there. Liked the puzzle idea. It might be nice to show the triplets, or have that as an option, to remove the memory part from the puzzle, but maybe that's just me. Enjoyed it. Bookmarked for a proper go later.

Recon says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Very nice!

InHelli says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:24pm

time killer ))
Good job!

klianc09 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Very clever puzzle game. It's so simple, yet so difficult. This could make a great mobile game, but it would need some more easier levels, or some better visual indication which triplets belong together.
Also the hitboxes of the buttons are not properly working in Chrome, played fine in Firefox though.

Sharky says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Very hard, and a bit confusing to why it only changes 2 beside it rather then all and why it choices those specific 2

Eigen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it.

I've made slight changes to the rules and now all the neighbouring hexes are cycled ramping the difficulty even higher. If I get a chance I'll try to add more simpler levels.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:40pm

interesting, simple but challenging, well done

dunin says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:35pm

nice packaged game. And clever.

markusfisch says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Quite a tough game indeed! But also very interesting and very well done!

JayCee23 says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 8:59pm

Nope I can't play this or I will have to punch someone in the face. Too much for me.

Haha, great game.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:22pm

nice concept

Sanguine says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:27pm

Interesting concept, but actually solving the puzzles was hard to grasp for me.

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