11 Mar 2014
If you're the type of person that hears "maths" or "science" and starts to have a seizure, chill out dude! This is a game not an exam paper... although I might cold-call you with spot questions when you least expect it.
For about 2 or 3 years I've been toying with a game concept based on molecular structures, I'll give you the massively redacted brainstory:
And you get something that is so impossibly hard to describe, that people run for the hills! And by god I love an up-hill struggle. I'm struggling up that hill to catch the people that run away, so that in my usual upbeat manner I can ramble on at them.
Or I could show a pretty picture...
I've been told this might be an original puzzle dynamic. Which is pretty cool. I'm not omniscient of course, but there's a big empty space in my grey matter where things like this should live.
I've done a very naughty thing by introducing 3 concepts and then showing a daft gif of some brightly colored gubbins; if you trust me (which you should) you can install a pre-alpha on your phone and have a play. Really, this explains waaaay more than I can be bothered to write on my blog.
EDIT: since writing this article, Molecule Match has evolved into Button Up! and is available to play:
You can read my development log on the TIGSource forums. There's lots there