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Offline PLivesey

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My second puzzle
« on: April 17, 2010, 08:11:48 AM »
I'm really enjoying making these!  Takes some time to make sure it can be done - making puzzles difficult is difficult!

I tried to make this one different by making it punish you if you do things in an incorrect order.  As you can see, there is a massive gap in the bottom left that I will fill eventually, just want to get feedback on how it is so far, and if it is a good style of game.

Enjoy!

Edit: Including my even more up to date version.  I have slightly changed a few things to make previously useless blocks more necessary.  If any of you try this let me know what you think!
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 04:57:11 PM by PLivesey »

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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 08:33:50 AM »
How many moves did you intend for what's there so far? I've solved it, but it took me a lot of moves. It certainly does punish you if you do something incorrectly. :P I'd like to see where you're going with it. I'm not sure what I think about the greens on the top left, though, since those are pretty trivial and don't add anything to the puzzle, in my opinion.
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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 08:39:40 AM »
How many moves did you intend for what's there so far? I've solved it, but it took me a lot of moves. It certainly does punish you if you do something incorrectly. :P I'd like to see where you're going with it. I'm not sure what I think about the greens on the top left, though, since those are pretty trivial and don't add anything to the puzzle, in my opinion.

I think I did it in 9 moves.  I assume there is only one way to do it - the greens are simply there for somebody who is unaware and focusing too much on the right-hand side - perhaps you see why they can fail it?

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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 08:45:34 AM »
Yeah, I do see why, but I worry it will lead to people setting up elaborate solutions and getting irritated that it failed because they forgot to clear the green blocks first. :P

6 moves is what I managed. I'm not sure it can be done in less, but I'd definitely be interested in whether anyone can figure out a way to!
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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 08:50:19 AM »
SIX MOVES!?  I managed seven, not quite sure how I can make it less - you're better than me at my own puzzle!!  But yeah, I may get rid of the greens, or try and involve them somehow.

Edit: I have now included my more up to date version.  I have removed the green section.  I feel it is harder now (I may change the mass of yellows in the bottom left if they don't add much).  I hope it is harder!  I did it in 11 moves.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 09:16:52 AM by PLivesey »

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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 09:33:27 AM »
Yeah, that is a lot harder. I'll fiddle with it more later; I should try to get more work done now. ;) Should be a fun diversion during a break!
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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 04:59:48 PM »
Just a note to say I've made some more changes!  Hope you like it!

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Re: My second puzzle
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 10:52:45 AM »
Added to the Community Brainteasers for official version 1.005!  Thanks so much for the submission!
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