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#1 2009-12-05 12:25:37

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Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Here is an early version of an Master Detective (link updated) I have been working on.

It is loosely based on "Einstein Puzzles": Einstein Puzzles

And I was lucky enough to find some C++ code to help me on the way, http://games.flowix.com/en/index.html, but I needed to do it almost totally from scratch as Actionscript 3 is so different to C++.

Anyway, it needs a name. "Einstein" doesn't really appeal to me, as that should be a game about physics. Ideas, please!

Also report any bugs or suggestions for improvement.

Enjoy!

Last edited by MathsIsFun (2009-12-07 10:03:32)


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#2 2009-12-05 13:03:13

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Hi MathsIsFun;

The sorry wrong answer maybe should be lower on the screen. On my browser (Firefox 3.55) it was superimposed on top of the game board. Making it a little difficult to read.

Needs directions and some help screens.

Cool graphics and smooth game action. Haven't come up with anything useful to name it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2009-12-05 13:51:52

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Yes, it is seriously lacking an explanation!

And the you win/ you lose is only a poorly placed text message. Hope to improve that soon.


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#4 2009-12-06 16:43:27

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Now with explanations ... and fireworks.

Still no name. CluePower? MasterInvestigator? CyberClue?


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#5 2009-12-07 00:29:33

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

This strongly reminds me of a game called Sherlock that I don't have any more. So thanks for the nostalgia! smile

Not sure if this intended, but when a clue says [ImageA] -> [ImageB], it means that A is somewhere to the left of B (making it identical to the clues involving a <- ). Either there's a mistake there, or the explanation of the clues is wrong.

Edit: I prefer it the way it is though. Before the explanation came out, I was able to solve puzzles by guessing what the clues meant. If "A -> B" meant "A is somewhere to the right of B", I'd say that was less intuitive. The change I'd make is to replace all instances of "<-" with "->" (since they're currently the same anyway) and otherwise leave the coding as it is.


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#6 2009-12-07 08:49:12

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Well noticed, mathsy! You and ActionScript3 would be a great combination smile

Yes, they are identical, but I randomly choose a direction just to add a little more complexity to the game.


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#7 2009-12-07 08:54:00

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Hi MathsIsFun;

Cyberclue is good or Sleuth Master. Maybe Cyber Detective.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2009-12-07 10:05:11

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

I tried a few combinations and "Master Detective" sounded nicest to me. Thanks guys!

Have moved game and published it on website, so link is changed now: Master Detective


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#9 2009-12-07 10:59:43

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Re: Unnamed but addictive Logic Puzzle

Hi MathsIsFun;

We had the same idea, I was going to say Master Detective. Nice fireworks when you get it right!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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