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Squirgle turns arithmetic into a hectic and hypnotic fast-paced puzzle game

News By Christian Valentin, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Squirgle turns arithmetic into a hectic and hypnotic fast-paced puzzle game

When you think of a math puzzler, you're probably thinking of game revolving around adding, substracting, multiplying, or maybe constructing geometric shaoes. Squirgle's approach is both familiar and abstract: combining arithemtic with a kaleidoscopic aesthetic, number bases, color matching, and a ticking clock. Squirgle looks complex at the first glance - and it does have a number of mechanics to manage - but it's simpler to imagine the shapes along the bottoms of its screen instead as numbers. A point equals 1, a line has two points and so equals 2, a triangle has three points and equals 3, and so on until looping back to the point, depending on the number base you're playing with. Your…

Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

"Sudoku meets Die Hard" is how developer Squeezebox sums up Zero/Sum, a new puzzler releasing later this month that blends FMV cutscenes and b-action movie narrative with math-based challenges. The good news is that Professor Claire Liddy finds the cure for cancer. The bad news is that she was killed by terrorists. The comedic framing for Zero/Sum's puzzles puts you in the shoes of one of Liddy's grad student, placing erased plus and minuses to complete equations and make them all equal zero. These puzzles start simply, with singular equations and simple math where each change to the equation dynamically adjusting the answer. But later challenges expand outward, creating a Sudoku-esque gr…